Much has been said recently about the "militarization" of America's police forces. For those of us who live in Canada, let us not be fooled into complacency.
The National Post has an article about the same damn, dumb thing happening in Canada.
As a child, Lindsay Leigh Bentley desperately wanted to be a boy. She refused to wear dresses and adored going hunting with her dad. She loved sticks, guns, motorcycles and monsters. She chopped the hair off her Barbies. Her parents had to cut her own hair short because she refused to let them brush it. Her best friends were boys. In childhood pictures, she looks fierce, and tough as nails.
These days, her worried parents would probably hustle her off to the nearest gender-identity clinic.Had you done even the slightest bit of actual research, you would have discovered that there is very little that is so simple about the treatment of Transgender youth. The World Professional Association for Transgender Health Standards of Care (WPATH SOC) would have been a good place to start. (Take note of this reference, we will be coming back to it)
...But it is also the story of advocacy run amok, in which a small but militant group of activists has managed to strong-arm well-meaning people into believing that gender is not innate but “assigned,” that those who are “trapped in the wrong body” would be happier with radical hormone treatments and mutilating surgery, and that children as young as one or two should be pushed along a path whose implications they are far too young to understand.Wow ... how many twists and lies can you put into a single paragraph, Margaret? Let's start enumerating them:
Such views are shared by few feminists now, but they still have a foothold among some self-described radical feminists, who have found themselves in an acrimonious battle with trans people and their allies. Trans women say that they are women because they feel female—that, as some put it, they have women’s brains in men’s bodies. Radical feminists reject the notion of a “female brain.” They believe that if women think and act differently from men it’s because society forces them to, requiring them to be sexually attractive, nurturing, and deferential. In the words of Lierre Keith, a speaker at Radfems Respond, femininity is “ritualized submission.”One might wonder just what room for dialogue there might be when the TERF argument starts with absolute erasure of the lived experience of transsexuals. Perhaps even more troubling is that the TERF position clearly ignores a large and growing body of evidence that does show that masculinized and feminized brains are objectively different (and that transsexuals reflect brain structures that tend towards female typical).