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Texan Boy, 7, Threatened with Castration

by Babette Francis

When I first started opposing contemporary feminism back in the 1970s, my friends would ask me why I was opposing equal rights for women.

I would respond that I did not oppose equal rights for women. What I opposed was the strong feminist commitment – adopted by "politically correct" governments – to achieving equal outcomes for women and men in regard to career achievements and wages/incomes.

My perception is that contemporary feminism is in conflict with reality, because it denies there are any significant difference between men and women apart from the obvious biological differences which feminists have long regarded as superficiality.

My understanding (and learning), from a BSc (Hons) degree in microbiology and chemistry, is that there are significant psychological and emotional differences between the sexes apart from physical biology – and that, in any event, the differences in physical biology, including the differential impacts of male and female hormones on human bodies, are not to be under-rated.

The mistaken thinking behind contemporary feminism has now led us to transgenderism. We seem to have come full circle because now some feminists fear that transgenderism can imply the erasure of women!

I wish that these more enlightened feminists, instead of fearing transgenderism, would join me in calling out transgenderism for the nonsense that it is.

For the umpteenth time, let me state that there is no such reality as transgenderism. All human beings come in two categories, male and female, with XY or XX chromosomes, respectively, fixed from the moment of their conception.

The very rare variations on this are abnormalities, not new genders. The sex/gender of an individual is fixed from the moment of his or her conception, and it cannot be changed by surgery or hormones. Attempts to "change" the sex of an individual can best be described as quackery.

Quackery is probably too mild a word. Consider the plight of Jeffrey Younger, a father in the United States who is trying to protect his seven-year-old son, James, from chemical castration via a gender "transition".

A jury in Dallas, Texas, ruled against Mr Younger. This meant that James's mother, Dr Anne Georgulas, would be allowed to continue "transitioning" him into "Luna", and now has full authority to start him on puberty-blockers and, eventually, crosssex hormones.

Mr Younger and Dr Georgulas have been in court fighting over custody and decision-making abilities for James and his twin, Jude. Mr Younger has argued that his ex-wife is "transitioning" James against the boy's will. (The reality, of course, is that "transitioning" is futile – James will always be male.)

Mr Younger is worried about Dr Georgulas forcing a lifetime of misery on their son. Transgender-identifying individuals, even when encouraged in their confusion, suffer from more psychological issues than the general population, have shorter lifespans, and are more likely to commit suicide.

According to the famous Mayo Clinic, possible side-effects of feminising cross-sex hormone therapy include: *Deep-vein thrombosis * Pulmonary Embolism * High Triglycerides Levels * Gall Stones * Weight Gain * Elevated Liver Function Tests Decreased Libido * Erectile Dysfunction * Infertility * High Blood Pressure * Type 2 Diabetes * Cardiovascular Disease

Expert witnesses at the Texas court hearings have testified to a child's inability to fully comprehend the potential side-effects of such therapy, such as permanent infertility, inability to ever naturally engage in sexual relations, and a decreased lifespan (, October 21, 2019).

Protesters have called on Texas lawmakers to pass legislation making it illegal for anyone under 18 years of age to begin a medical transition. They argue that children cannot fully understand the lifelong consequences of their decisions, and that parents should not be allowed to make this decision for their children.

Concerned onlookers breathed a sigh of relief when Judge Kim Cooks ruled that Texas mother Dr Anne Georgulas could not "transition" her son James, 7, without the consent of his father, Jeffrey Younger. While the problem is not fully resolved, the outcome of the case would likely have been far different without conservative and pro-family media raising awareness.

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