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Xanthangum Thu 02-Jul-20 09:57:44

Excerpts from Abigail Schreir's book here:

dailycaller.com/2020/07/01/former-transgender-girl-recounts-how-she-was-brainwashed-by-the-online-trans-community/

"Often, various adults—mostly, men identifying as trans women—would ask to “sext.” By fourteen, she was too curious and far too agreeable not to comply. On the occasions when she demurred, they accused her of “kink shaming,” making them feel bad about their sexual predilections—a mortal sin in these online communities. Often, when Benji tried to assert a sexual boundary, her adult interlocutors would accuse her of transphobic oppression. The last thing she ever wanted was to upset them."

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ScrimpshawTheSecond Thu 02-Jul-20 13:32:59

Brainwashing is one word for it. The other word can get us in trouble.

ArriettyJones Thu 02-Jul-20 13:34:37

That’s worse than mere brainwashing. It’s grooming.

ArriettyJones Thu 02-Jul-20 13:37:47

ScrimpshawTheSecond

Brainwashing is one word for it. The other word can get us in trouble.

Really?! shock

I mean, I don’t spend enough time on this board, so I’m not entirely au fait with the special rules, but ” Often, various adults—mostly, men identifying as trans women—would ask to “sext.” By fourteen, she was too curious and far too agreeable not to comply.” That specifically describes adult people manipulating a legal minor into engaging in sexualised communication with them.

That’s grooming in anybody’s book, surely?

Winesalot Thu 02-Jul-20 13:41:08

Benji has been known to call it exactly as it is. Her review of one of Arielle's video's was spot on and eye opening.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0Ry279nfRI

picklemewalnuts Thu 02-Jul-20 13:44:21

The G word in combination with trans discussions seems to be considered inflammatory.

It's a policy in keeping with forced use of inaccurate pronouns. Preventing people from 'see it, say it!'.

YetAnotherSpartacus Thu 02-Jul-20 13:50:13

It's very sad when under any other circumstances this would clearly be seen as the g-word, but in trans contexts, for some reason, it must not be said.

ValancyRedfern Thu 02-Jul-20 13:51:34

I think many 'transallies' have been brainwashed as well.

ArriettyJones Thu 02-Jul-20 13:56:21

The G word in combination with trans discussions seems to be considered inflammatory.

How convenient for the small faction who are actually interested in grooming children.

That essentially means your garden variety paedophile or hebephile can cynically declare themselves trans and be allowed to carry on unquestioned by any of the woke folk.

picklemewalnuts Thu 02-Jul-20 14:33:46

Safeguarding 101. Gate keeping. The hoops we expect people to jump through are not because we suspect that person of being a predator. It is to introduce barriers between predators and their victims.

Any area without gates is waving a flag and shouting 'soft target'.

No one who values safeguarding undermines gatekeeping.

Except...

MondayYogurt Thu 02-Jul-20 14:48:29

Buying Abigail Shrier's book. I wonder what threats she'll get.

PopperUppleton Thu 02-Jul-20 15:24:08

Grainwashing grin

RedToothBrush Thu 02-Jul-20 15:37:04

Trying to erode someone's personal boundaries and make them feel guilty for saying 'no' when it comes to sexual acts is grooming.

I don't give a fuck who is doing it, thats what the behaviour is.

Every person is in theory capable of it. Thats why we have safeguarding. The only difference is who is more likely to do it and who is more likely to be a victim of it. We should look at everyone with a degree of suspicion.

ArriettyJones Thu 02-Jul-20 20:16:28

Every person is in theory capable of it. Thats why we have safeguarding.

We should have that printed on key rings and sent to all the MPs and other decision makers in the country.

NonnyMouse1337 Thu 02-Jul-20 20:55:04

Very disturbing article. This needs mainstream media attention. Vulnerable children are being exposed to crazy ideas and manipulated (to put it mildly) by adult strangers and other children their age into all sorts of situations.

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