“I basically just made it up”

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Did it occur to you as it has to me, how many times our CHILDREN are the target of the liberals who are out to change their lives and ours?

How did we even get to the place where surgically mutilating a child’s normal, healthy body is acceptable???

And now we are learning, at least in part, some of how this came about.


Gender historian admits he ‘basically just made up’ claims in transgender scholarship

September 25, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A Canadian historian who helped popularize the idea of gender as a social construct meant to preserve traditional power structures has gone public with a mea culpa for his past work. Not only has he disavowed the current fallout of transgender ideology, but he also admitted that his past scholarship was based partly on cherry-picking information to conform to his ideological preconceptions.

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Professor Christopher Dummitt. The Agenda with Steve Paikinn / YouTube

Christopher Dummitt is an associate professor at Trent University’s School for the Study of Canada. On September 17, Quillette published an essay in which he explains his past conviction that “sex was wholly a social construct” “all about power,” admits that his “big idea” has run roughshod over biological common sense and freedom of speech, and offers a “mea culpa for my own role in all of this.”

Dummitt wrote a 2007 book on the subject, The Manly Modern: Masculinity in Postwar Canada, as well as a 1998 article based on his master’s thesis titled Finding a Place for Father: Selling the Barbecue in Postwar Canada. His book, he says, has been cited in subsequent works on the subject, and his article “has been republished several times in textbooks for undergraduate students.”

Despite this professional success, Dummitt admits he is now “ashamed of some of the contents,” because while he “got things partly right,” “for the rest, I basically just made it up.”

Dummitt next outlines the process by which he made and supported claims, starting with a declaration such as “there was a great deal of cultural and historical variability” to sex’s definition. For these claims he “had my favourite examples, eventually working them into pithy anecdotes I could use in lectures or conversation,” such as the changing association of blue or pink with the two sexes.

“Second, I would argue that whenever you came across someone saying that something was masculine or something was feminine, it was never just about gender,” he continues. “It was always, simultaneously, about power. And power was, and remains, a kind of magical word in academia.”

“So if someone denied that gender and sex were variable, if they suggested that there really was something timeless or biological about sex and gender, they were really making excuses for power. They were apologists for oppression,” he explains. “Sound familiar?”

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The ‘Transgender’ Endgame

By Trevor Thomas, January 2, 2020

While listening to the Rush Limbaugh show this past Monday, I heard guest host Todd Herman interview an Australian pediatrician and professor on the issue of gender dysphoria and children.  Near the end of the enlightening interview, in which the good doctor detailed the “serious and irreversible damage” done to gender-dysphoric children given radical surgeries and hormones demanded by the perverse LGBT agenda, Mr. Herman asked the important question: “Why?”

I don’t recall the exact wording of Mr. Herman’s question, and RushLimbaugh.com does not provide a transcript for guest-hosted shows, but it was something along the lines of this: why have so many decided that the solution for children – children! – suffering from gender delusions is disfiguring surgeries and dangerous hormone treatments?  The doctor didn’t have a good answer ready, but I think I know who’s really behind this evil and what the endgame is here.

First of all, let it be noted the lightning speed in which we’ve descended down this wicked slope.  With nothing in science or morality to back the notion that “gender is a spectrum” or that one can actually “transition” from one sex to another, in less than a decade we’ve gone from the foolish and evil notion that marriage is whatever we define it to be to sex (gender) is whatever we define it to be.  As is the case with same-sex “marriage,” children are again victims.

Not only children, but parents of vulnerable and deceived children are victims as well.  In early 2019, in Public Discourse, the journal of the Witherspoon Institute, five mothers anonymously published their concerns over their supposed “transgender” children.  The first mother wrote:

I was shocked when my thirteen-year-old daughter told me she was really my transgender son[.] … Where did she get the idea she was transgender?  From a school presentation – at a school where over 5 percent of the student body called themselves trans or nonbinary, and where several students were already on hormones, and one had a mastectomy at the age of sixteen[.] …

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‘Reckless and Irresponsible’: Johns Hopkins Prof. Issues Dire Warning on Transgender Treatment for Kids.

09-19-2019
Tré Goins-Phillips, Faithwire

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A psychiatry professor at one of the most renowned medical institutions in the world is warning against allowing children to transition their genders, likening transgender treatment for minors to performing “frontal lobotomies.”

Dr. Paul McHugh, a distinguished professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, told The College Fix there will likely be long-term negative implications for children allowed to engage in hormonal treatments for gender dysphoria.

He called the transgender treatment of minors “reckless and irresponsible.”
“[Doctors] don’t have evidence that [the treatment] will be the right one,” McHugh explained. “Many people are doing what amounts to an experiment on these young people without telling them it’s an experiment.”

He continued, “You need evidence for that, and this is a very serious treatment. It is comparable to doing frontal lobotomies.”

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Did 2019 mark a decline in the power of the transgender mob?

January 2, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) –

Back on December 19, I wrote a column in this space on J.K. Rowling’s decision to tweet out her support of Maya Forstater, a 45-year-old tax expert who was recently fired for expressing her view that women could not become men and men could not become women simply by saying so. An employment tribunal rejected her case, with the judge stating that her views could cause “enormous pain” to transgender persons and that Forstater’s view-still held by the majority-is “not worthy of respect in a democratic society.”

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J.K. Rowling Rob Stothard / Getty Images

In an encouraging turn of events, this ruling appears to have been a bridge too far for many staunch progressives, and even Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, a woman with impeccable left-wing credentials, appears to have had enough.

“Dress however you please,” Rowling wrote. “Call yourself whatever you like. Sleep with any consenting adult who’ll have you. Live your best life in peace and security. But force women out of their jobs for stating that sex is real? #IStandWithMaya #ThisIsNotADrill.”

The transgender movement promptly exploded into action, and Rowling’s Twitter feed was swarmed by LGBT activists spewing a firehose of hate, accusing her of placing trans lives at risk, calling her a TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminist), and demanding that she retract her statement. As I wrote at the time, I thought it was likely that Rowling would back down once she realized that the LGBT movement isn’t about #LoveWins, but is very willing to do everything in their power to destroy her for violating our culture’s new blasphemy laws. The script is a familiar one: The mob descends, the target retracts and apologizes, and the LGBT mafia’s power is cemented further.

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We can just hope and pray that the final article is correct, but in the meantime we must do everything we can to protect the children and their parents. Stay tuned!!

Blessings
Bobbie Patray

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