Update 9 Mar 2022: Genspect has since published an official rebuttal to (but not specifically to) Karen's claims that their organization is linked with pedophilia. I've no doubt this will result in Karen doing another "takedown" style video nitpicking every paragraph apart to justify her views, but I'm personally not gonna watch it.
The big “smoking gun”, as it were, is that our founder Stella O’Malley co-hosts a podcast Gender: A Wider Lens with Sasha Ayad. Sasha and Stella are exploring the pioneers of gender research in this podcast, and have carried out a series of interviews with experts in the field, such as Dr Paul Vasey, Dr Ken Zucker, Dr Susan Bradley, Dr Rittakerttu Kaltiala, Dr Annelou de Vries, Dr Thomas Steensma, Dr Michael Bailey and Dr Ray Blanchard, among others. To be explicit, none of the people named in the list above are part of Genspect, nor have they ever had any connection with Genspect. Nonetheless, these interviews have been incredibly informative, and Genspect is proud to sponsor this podcast.
Scientific enquiry is the basis of the most progressive thought, and this podcast is presenting the most wide-ranging and informative takes on gender that we know of. At Genspect, we strongly reject the concept of guilt by association, as would anyone who has any knowledge of history. Merely watching a stage production of The Crucible should suffice to justify this position. Frankly, it’s profoundly inappropriate for anybody to accuse Genspect – or anyone else – of links with so-called “pedo apologists” on such a flimsy basis. We request that we are judged by our work and not by vague and tenuous links to people whom Stella and Sasha have interviewed on their wide-ranging and very helpful podcast. Given that the podcast’s many guests would disagree with one another fervently and passionately on many matters, the flaw in the “guilt by association” model should be clear. Genspect fully supports Stella and Sasha in their excellent work with regard to gender issues.
I'm having a lot of trouble following the discourse: I have trouble digesting the way Karen presents (she comes on VERY strong and "unmovable" for me?) and I love Exulansic, but I normally have to listen to her videos 2-3 times before I can absorb it.
But now there's that and like... the number of people involved? Genspect, Gender Dysphoria Alliance, Aaron Kimberly, Dennis Noel Kavanagh, Morty Arty... I can't keep up with all the beef going on between all these different people, and somewhere somehow something about CAIS discourse? And Genspect got Exulansic kicked off youtube? And Aaron Kimberly and Dennis Kavanagh have something against Karen? And apparently now PITT (Parents with Inconvenient Truths about Trans)??
All I'm getting is that AK (TIF) and DK (gay) are "GC but still pro-trans" somehow, Genspect, GDA, PITT are "GC but pro-detrans and therefore still retain some TRA ways of thinking", and both Exulansic and KD are like "super hardcore TERFS" hence the clashes, and the CAIS/intersex community are mad at Exulansic for saying CAIS are male.
I just.... my fucking normie head OTL
Apologies if this isn't the right circle, I wasn't sure where else to post it.