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I have a gay son who would definitely have been fast tracked in gender changing

It feels like I have gone back to the gender stereotyping of the 1950s. Also because I have a gay son (in his thirties now) who would definitely have been fast tracked in gender changing – he played with girls, hated football and loved dressing up. I am really concerned about what they are doing with children.

I’ve tried to talk to people

I’ve experienced refusing to discuss and/or dismissal of my concerns.

P

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We must give children who may grow up to be gay the time to decide for themselves their own path

I fear many children are being exposed to ideas and views that would have constituted child sexual abuse just a few years ago. The drive to normalise medical treatment using hormones on children is experimenting on children for the warped ideology of adults with little understanding of the long term side affects. We must give children who may grow up to be gay the time to decide for themselves their own path. Children are not able to make informed decisions on serious life changing treatments.

I’ve spoken to people, posted on FB and Twitter.

I have been called TERF and other such nonsense on twitter.

Jo, So afraid for my daughters having to wade through the lies to get to the truths we all knew to be true just a while ago

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Every public body is captured, including the NHS where they harmfully affirm children’s gender distress

This matters to me because our family has been directly impacted by harmful gender and trans ideology. Due to the toxic nature of this debate, I have struggled to seek support and appropriate help for my child and myself.

Every public body is captured, including the NHS where they harmfully affirm children’s gender distress and systematically shutting down healthy debate and questioning.

I have been part of a parent support and lobby group, I have written countless to times to my local MP, I have been active on social media for over 2 years, I have attended conferences and talks on the topic, I have read reams of material, books and academic papers, I have helped to fund grassroots campaigns.

I lost a twitter account, I was doxxed and targeted on social media and my personal details were published on a website. I had to visit the local police to report a death and rape threat. I had the details of my situation with my daughter published by a trans activist on a large media outlet. I have lost friends and been alienated from social activities. I have suffered severe stress and suicidal ideation at the sheer horror of not being able to speak up about what was happening to my family.

Jill Gardner, Jill, campaigner for truth and justice., itsjillgardner

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My daughter is a county level swimmer and self-Id for kids will be abused by ultra competitive parents

This matters to me because my daughter is a county level swimmer and self-Id for kids will be abused by ultra competitive parents, ruining her experience.

Also because single sex spaces need to remain single sex to provide safe spaces for dressing, treatment and recovery.

I have talked to friends and relatives. It did not go to well.

I have been told I’m a rude intolerant woman who have no idea how miserable ALL trans peoples lives are.

Elaine, Mother, swimmer, guide leader, Ireland

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My grandson has been sucked into the idea he was born in wrong body

This matters to me because I have been personally affected because my grandson has been sucked into the idea he was born in wrong body and is really a girl since he was 6 3/4 yr old. He is now 11 and I have not been allowed to see him in 3 yrs. I am adamantly oppossed to the use of puberty blockers for children and HRT for teens!

As a Member of Kelsey Coalition, many of us from around USA, went to D.C. and spoke with several Legislative aides!

I’ve lost most of my family, many friends, and lack help from our local officials.

NoPubertyBlockersForChildren, Puberty is not a disease!, Muttmere1, USA

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I don’t want their childhood brought to an early end with distorted teachings on RSE/PSHE

I care because I’m worried about the elimination of sex based protections for women. I have two children, a 7 year old boy and 8 year old girl, and I don’t want their childhood brought to an early end with distorted teachings on RSE/PSHE, and I don’t want them growing up with gender stereotypes. Let kids be kids, and be happy in their bodies.

I mainly act on twitter: I have liked and retweeted GC tweets, and (since JK Rowling’s essay) I have been posting comments. I have discussed what I read with family, spreading the knowledge of what’s happening to people who otherwise wouldn’t know. I have posted in Facebook a couple of times to correct someone’s misinterpretation of JK Rowling’s essay. I have emailed my MP to signal my support for Liz Truss’ proposed roll back of the GRA, and I plan to write to my local council, school and MP about the RSE tuition material that was due to come in in Sept 2020.

I have not had any negative consequences to date. I post in my own name (on FB and Twitter), and am self-employed, but I have a number of local authority and charity clients. I worry that if I raise my voice too loud, there could be a pile on to my clients which might make them change auditor. I cannot afford to lose fees, but recognise I cannot afford for my daughter or I to lose our sex based rights.

Rosie D-M, Small business owner, accountant, married mother of two, Woman

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I care because my daughter declared herself trans male at age 13, she has now desisted

I care because my daughter declared herself trans male at age 13, she has now desisted.

I raised concerns during multiple CAMHS meetings with my daughter expressing concern at their unquestioning acceptance of her trans status, despite a pre-existing ASD diagnosis and clear signs of social influence from a key friend at school.

I have also written to Amnesty about their support for self ID (particularly their campaign for there to be no age limit on the legal process) and subsequently cancelled my membership. I also talk regularly to friends about our experience.

I have been cautious about being open on social media about our situation out of concern for my daughter’s privacy. I have avoided negative consequences by being hugely cautious about speaking out on this topic.

AJT, Mother of a daughter, who was trans and now isn’t

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I have a daughter and I want a world that respects her boundaries

This matters to me because I have a daughter and I want a world that respects her boundaries and gives her equal opportunities to those born male. I believe feminism should centre females (those born female) always. Women’s sport should be protected for the 51% born female. We should not be compelled to say things we do not believe to be true.

I’m mostly too afraid to raise such a controversial subject. But it matters when I vote and I changed the way I planned to vote in the last election.

I have done very little that would draw attention to me.

S Jackson, Self employed mother of two

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I see children being pushed into unhealthy choices

This matters to me because of the gross unfairness of women’s rights and voices being erased and the gaslighting of trying to convince us a man in a dress is a woman.  It matters to me because I see children being pushed into unhealthy choices by societal pressures of the kind we have been trying to break down for decades.  This is regressive and most of the general public is unaware of this and would not even believe some of the things that are happening.

I have spoken to staff and emailed my child’s school (secondary) and been able to have a positive discussion and point them in the direction of Transgender Trend.  I have frequently contributed to crowdfunders.  I spoken to certain friends and family and at work I have spoken to some adults who I have known for some time and feel I can trust on this issue. I have sometimes liked and retweeted on twitter but I use my real name and am very afraid of attacks and abuse and so I have never written my own tweets and am very cautious.  I have written to my MP and signed petitions and letters.

I have been extremely cautious and not spoken up as much as I would like.

C, concerned parent

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The next argument would be let them decide when they can have sex

This matters because I have very young children. Trans rights activists want to indoctrinate my perfectly healthy children into thinking they can change/choose their gender. Dysphoria is a mental illness. People aren’t born in the wrong body. Particularly, if they do not present DSD. Stonewall are coming after the kids. I’ll give you crazy. this whole thing – erasing single sex spaces, teaching kids session 4 of proud trust BS is a front to reach the kids and lower the age of consent.

It’s a systematic procedure to allow child sexual abuse. GI just promoted children to look intensely at their body. In ways, it densensitises the way they feel. Distant and overly sexual. If an under 8 is taught to enjoy their bodies as per WHO suggestion then the next argument would be let them decide when they can have sex.

I speak about it to as many people willing to listen. I’ve signed petitions. I’m raising posts to put on Asian forums as Asians tend to comply a lot and have faith in schools. They need to know about these ideologies.

Negative consequences? Yes, that I’m a bigot. Transphobic. Why does it bother me that a “few” are in a predicament. Does it really harm me? How many “ trannys” have I actually come across. Arguments within the family (English side).

H P, Woman, daughter, sister and mother. Then wife, Hinalks