Boys Are Boys. Girls Are Girls. Enough Gender Fluidity, Already!

Boys Are Boys. Girls Are Girls. Enough Gender Fluidity, Already! By James Delingpole.

I wouldn’t be surprised if, even as I type these words, some transgender rights activist group isn’t already plotting how best to destroy my career because “hate speech.” …

Yet all I’m doing is stating what almost everyone in the world believes.

What weird, weird times we live in when 99.99 percent of the population still believes that there are only two sexes — male and female — but can scarcely dare say so for fear of falling foul of the T (for Transgender) lobby which has cunningly tacked its agenda on to the LGB (Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual) lobby despite the fact that the two groups’ interests are often antithetical.

And this isn’t paranoia, by the way. As James Kirkup has reported in the Spectator, even MPs who feel strongly that transgender activism is having harmful consequences are afraid to speak out. He cites a ComRes survey in the Sunday Times: …

59 per cent said that the rise in the number of children presenting as transgender “is a worrying development that has not been properly explained or discussed yet.”

67 per cent said “I am concerned that rules allowing men to self-identify as women and access women-only spaces like prisons and refuges could be exploited by abusive individuals.”

MPs are worried. But why haven’t they said so? …

What I find most striking about the survey, is what MPs thought of this statement: “I feel I can speak freely on transgender issues without undue fear of social media attacks or being accused of transphobia.”

Only 33 per cent of MPs agreed. 54 per cent disagreed. …

That, I think, is about as profound and worrying an example of a chilling effect as I’ve encountered in a career writing about politics and policy. When MPs can’t talk about something important, something has gone very badly wrong. …

Friends of mine have children at school in Brighton (Britain’s epicentre of “woke”: the place whose local council ordered its schools to teach children as young as eight that people “of all genders” can have periods) — and aren’t at all comfortable with what’s going on.

Their daughter reports that lots of her friends are now pronouncing themselves “gender fluid” under the influence of all this propaganda they’re getting from their trendy lefty teachers. The upside is that the daughter is becoming a lot more soundly right-wing as a result.

The downside — and this is the most serious consequence of this dangerous fad — is that children are being steered towards hormone therapy and even reassignment surgery at an age when they’re really far too young to be sure of their sexual identity, running the risk of doing permanent damage to themselves which they may end up regretting for the rest of their lives.

hat-tip Scott of the Pacific