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Women who thought they were trans and have now de-transitioned

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AskBasil Thu 11-Aug-16 07:30:02

Their voices are not being heard in the rush to prove how enlightened and unbigoted we all are; but when I heard them, I found them heart-breaking, inspiring and salutory. Here's two of them I've come across recently:

Crash- an open letter to Julia Serrano

Cari Stella

I've posted these links because it's important that the voices of women (and men) who went through with transition and regret it, are not drowned out by the fuckwittery of well- meaning liberals who are on course to put thousands of children through what these women went through, in the name of tolerance and everyone just being happy. Of course everyone just wants everyone to be happy. But pretending that the solution to body dysmorphia is huge doses of irreversible hormones and surgery, is not a recipe for happiness.

OTheHugeManatee Thu 11-Aug-16 07:42:09

I hope these are circulated widely and to parents of 'trans' children particularly, as well as the institutions rushing to support young people in such drastic and potentially harmful measures.

AskBasil Thu 11-Aug-16 21:00:13

Yes it makes me so angry that the BBC are slavishly promoting the idea of transing kids. What these women have been through is heartbreaking, what they have to live with for the rest of their lives; and for the powers-that-be to be promoting and fucking "celebrating" it - jeez, how could they be so inhumane and plain downright stupid.

Claraoswald36 Thu 11-Aug-16 21:13:04

The crash post is amazing thank you for posting this. I truly sympathise with her and the experience. I am very very concerned that transitioning is the prescribed response for all kind of psychological experiences which relate to gender and body issues. Promoting children being able to identify as trans is just batshit. The pro trans lobby seem to think trans stuff is appropriate for pre pubescent kids - as if that will ever be the case !!!

Scorbus Fri 12-Aug-16 18:33:06

Just bookmarking this as the current wave of TA pushing their agenda into schools has me concerned so these links will be very useful. Thanks.

glamourousgranny42 Tue 16-Aug-16 18:58:27

I'm also concerned about encouraging young children to identify and be labelled as transfer. Lots of studies show that cross gender behaviour in early years rarely leads to that behaviour continuing into adulthood. I think labelling kids and restricting their need to explore their identities is as bad as enforcing traditional stereotypes.

glamourousgranny42 Tue 16-Aug-16 18:59:05

Sorry transgender not transfer!

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