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If the transgender movement had drawn clear lines in the sand, that they were not willing to cross:

  • no one is forced to use certain pronouns for transgendered people
  • the words men and women clearly assigned based on sex
  • no medicalisation whatsoever of minors
  • protection of women only spaces/categories (shelters, changing rooms, sports, prisons,...)
  • no changing of sex on legal documents
  • chosing medical transition as a last resort
  • accepting that hetero/homosexuality are clearly linked to sex and not gender (while of course sexual attraction based on gender expression would not be discriminated against either)

While at the same time they would be very actively promoting acceptance of transgender identity in society. Working for protections of trans people, representation of trans people, mental health support, ...

Where would you be on the trans issue then?

I personally would definitely be an active supporter. Particularly because I would see it as a movement that is helpful in weakening gender restrictions, which I would love.

If the transgender movement had drawn clear lines in the sand, that they were not willing to cross: - no one is forced to use certain pronouns for transgendered people - the words men and women clearly assigned based on sex - no medicalisation whatsoever of minors - protection of women only spaces/categories (shelters, changing rooms, sports, prisons,...) - no changing of sex on legal documents - chosing medical transition as a last resort - accepting that hetero/homosexuality are clearly linked to sex and not gender (while of course sexual attraction based on gender expression would not be discriminated against either) While at the same time they would be very actively promoting acceptance of transgender identity in society. Working for protections of trans people, representation of trans people, mental health support, ... **Where would you be on the trans issue then?** I personally would definitely be an active supporter. Particularly because I would see it as a movement that is helpful in weakening gender restrictions, which I would love.

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Those are all important, but the most critical issue to me is that the ideology stops pushing the claim that your interests indicate your gendered brain. And that picking a new gender makes you a better person than "boring cis people." These two things are what is driving many confused kids into the trans religion.

When my daughter was in second grade, one of her close friends (a girl) transitioned to non-binary because, she told my daughter, she liked traditionally male things like football and math. Back then my daughter told her that anything a girl likes is a "girl thing." But her friend pointed out that really wasn't true, and jumped into socially transitioning - in second grade! Now in 6th grade many of the girls are transitioning into non-binary, and I swear it is to get a new name and a stripe on the flag so they can be cool. One of my daughter's girlfriends decided to re-name herself Nix in the process of becoming non-binary. She told my daughter she is now named after a fairy of night. (That's actually a greek god's name but I digress.) If imagining yourself to be a fairy isn't the most god-damn traditional girlhood behavior ever, I don't know what is.

My daughter knows how I feel about trans ideology, but although she hasn't tried to say she is a different sex, she too has asked to change her name and bind her chest to be one of the cool kids. I wouldn't let her bind her chest, but I told her she could pick a nickname to be called by her friends. It is horrifying walking this line with my own daughter. The social contagion of it all is sickening.

Long ago I used to believe that trans people helped to break down the ridged gender roles that forced women and men into traditional behaviors and professions. Now i know the ideology mirrors and reinforces gender roles.

Now in 6th grade many of the girls are transitioning into non-binary, and I swear it is to get a new name and a stripe on the flag so they can be cool.

Considering how much this is a gateway to medical transition, this is so terrifying. 6th grade is utterly insane.