"My merch is inclusive I swear!" is what runs through my head as she justifies her old t-shirts and introduces a new "science is inclusive, are you?" shirt? It's respectability politics, but for women.
A possibly incomplete list of her language and logic in this video (I did some of them from memory after I realized how messed up she was going to get in this):
- Uses AFAB and AMAB; improper usage after bringing up intersex conditions and alluding to how doctors deal with ambiguous genitalia as being a topic of a "whole other video" without recognizing that this is what it means to "assign" somebody a sex at birth
- Uses "gender identity" as a foregone conclusion, the way one uses "my horoscope" or "my spirit animal", engages in sexist stereotypes, uses nonsensical "cis" terminology.
- Medicalizes "gender" after distinguishing it from "sex" (how they pull this off repeatedly I'll never understand)
- Falsely claims gender dysphoria is unlikely to resolve if it remains after puberty (at least she said "after puberty", I guess)
- Based on no evidence whatsoever, and despite her not being a psychologist but rather an OBGYN, says "affirmation" is the only way to treat gender dysphoria.
- Encourages people to report her for the "supposed" malpractice in her videos (I think somebody should call her bluff on this related to talking about psychological treatments while she's an ObGyn. Not sure if you'd report her to the psychology board or the ObGyn board?).
- Mocks the idea of the profit motive being associated with her trans supportive rhetoric (What about that merch? Also, lifelong hormone treatments and increased medical needs do line the pockets of doctors; this effect has been proven with C-section rates. Doctors don't think they're getting more money when they go along with medicalization, but they do, and somewhere deep in their lizard brain knows this and responds accordingly).
- Erases women with no concern for how it makes women feel... just trans people. Then claims she isn't erasing women. Gaslighting!
- Says sex-based violence is irrelevant to the conversation. How interesting.
- Claims detrans is rare and then says it needs more research. Also that it's irrelevant to the conversation. (Hmmm, detrans is irrelevant to the conversation of gender dysphoria and whether it resolves post-puberty or has alternative treatments but intersex people are central to the discussion of sex despite it being a rare condition?)
- Disclaimer about "what we know to be right now" after asserting things are "known" above.
- Wow - ends with advising women to walk out of a gynecological visit if they use the wrong pronouns. Yikes. Not caring so much if your patients get treatment as it is that the right words are used when they get treatment. From a gynecologist. A GYNECOLOGIST. Should the specialty change its name, maybe? Wouldn't the GYNE in GYNEcologist make the patients gender dysphoric as well?
- Her outro is "be kind"... I guess her trans viewers didn't take note. Also interesting to observe that she didn't touch the topic of TiM's getting gender dysphoria because a gynecologist wouldn't see them.
Edit: I forgot:
- "Born in the wrong body"
- "Nobody is claiming you can literally change your sex"
- Completely glossing over legal implications of sex changes.