A piece in yesterday’s Sunday Times:
An investigation has been ordered into why so many girls are seeking gender reassignment after the number referred for treatment rose by more than 4,000% in less than a decade.
The equalities minister, Penny Mordaunt, has instructed her officials to look into the cause.
Official figures show the number of girls being given gender treatment has risen from 40 in 2009-10 to 1,806 in 2017-18.
Last night a source at the Government Equalities Office said: “There has been a substantial increase in the number of individuals assigned female at birth being referred to the NHS.
“There is evidence that this trend is happening in other countries as well. Little is known, however, about why this is and what are the long-term impacts.”
Last month the junior equalities minister, Victoria Atkins, was criticised by transgender rights campaigners for expressing caution about those undergoing “serious and life changing” gender reassignment treatments.
Comments from Catherine Nicholls:
Studies have shown that the majority of children wishing to transition are already dealing with autism, trauma, or other mental distress such as depression and anxiety, often issues in the recent past that were considered some of the struggles that teenagers face. Now these are brushed aside and ignored while focusing purely on issues of “gender”. There is also mass confusion in young people between sex and gender as interchangeable. Basic science is being ignored. Anyone with a modicum of science education knows that sex can never be changed and every cell in our body displays our sex. “Gender” is the social traditions that have grown around these biological differences in sex.
It is perfectly understandable in our current era where to be gendered a woman means you are to be identified with mass porn and immense objectification and sexualization especially of young women’s bodies that many young women just think “that is not me, I can never be like that and I want nothing to do with it”. Also not long ago young men and women could experiment with different appearances and styles. But now gender roles seem be hardening again. A very masculine young woman now faces pressure to actually pretend she is a man and a very feminine young man is also unacceptable. The older generations need to speak up and let young people know they are perfectly acceptable as they are and we do not require them to mutilate and medicate themselves to fit in. If we let this mass experiment on our children, teenagers and young adults to continue we are a barbaric society.
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