A review of Isabel Sanger’s book. (Written under a pseudonym). Sanger is a qualified, medical, doctor and has also studied and worked in psychiatry. If you think you know all there is to know about this topic you are in for a treat, if that’s not an odd way to talk about the biggest attack on women’s /Gay rights this century.
You can read part 1 here: 👇
We pick up the review on Sanger’s open letter to a female “trans-activist”. Blistering retort to the young women who are embracing the destruction of their rights (and ours) in a misguided attempt to be “kind” and “progressive,
This is what these young women are actually fighting for 👇
If you are puzzled by the young women acting as handmaids this chapter is enlightening. As usual regressive anti-feminist movements function by driving a wedge between young women and their older sisters , the “hags” if you will. Cutting young women off from the wisdom of older women is a key component of any backlash against women’s rights.
Myth of Asexuality
The next chapter is on asexuality. You might enjoy the parts about the asexual activist who is a lingerie model and does actually have sex even though she is asexual. 😳. The explanations around asexuality take incoherence to a new level which is saying something in these crazy gender wars.
My take away from this chapter is about how our kids are groomed to claim “asexuality” when we parents talk about the sexual dysfunction, as a consequence of “transgender medicine”. I have first hand experience of this, from my son. The cynical way this is being used to justify the destroyed sexual function of pre-teens, and post-teens is hard to process but, yes, proponents of these treatments are indeed using this argument.
It beggars believe that a movement which has hijacked movements set up to defend the right to same sex attraction has morphed into an anti-sex movement at the same time as claiming they are sex positive.
Chapter 18 is very good on disorders of sexual development and sport. Personally this cleared up some confusion for me about complete androgen insensitivity syndrome. People with CAIS have a complete inability to process testosterone and may not find out about the condition until menstruation fails to start. They will be socialised as female and have an oestrogen fuelled puberty. Sangar is clear about the impact on female sport but doesn’t lose her humanity in addressing CAIS women.
The first thing that was new information, to me, was just how long the female sex category has been under threat. It was happening prior to 1968!
Prior to katyotype tests the way sex was assessed was clearly unacceptable. However it is true that people with DSDs had demonstrated their superior performance and were over represented in the female category in sport.
I didn’t know there was a competitive advantage from CAIS women and this calls into question techniques to promote “fairness” by capping testosterone levels in biological males. Once chromosome tests were abandoned in 1999 the consequences for female sport were clear,
Getting this wrong does have a devastating impact on female sports.
This is obviously a more sensitive issue than excluding males with typical chromosomal make up. For CAIS women any rules re sports need not translate into labelling of CAIS women. While sex clearly matters in sport, for fairness, but the social convention of accepting those, with CAIS, as women need not be disrupted.
The capture of the Medical Profession.
Chapter 19 is a devastating assessment of the capture of the medical profession. Sangar meticulously details the extent of the capture and the consequences. If you read no other chapter this one is key. The references at the end are also very useful and could keep you busy for hours.
I have covered some of these issues in my series on NHS “Transgender” policies but it is devastating to seem then all laid out in this chapter. Replacing the sex of patients by “gender identity” , creating mixed sex wards, corrupting data and compounding the problems of the over 1300 rapes that have happened in NHS hospitals. If only the NHS had proved as amenable to women raising the lack of care for ,and research into the sex based needs of women. Imagine what we could have achieved if the NHS had listened to women as much as they have to men who wish to be women.
This chapter covers the important legal cases and also the trans-activists who worked being the scenes at the heart of government and the NHS to socially engineer a world that panders to the belief that you can change sex. Stephen Whittle and Christine Burns are covered extensively.
Sanger follows up with a case study looking at the British Medical Association.
If you ever want to see how a few activists can drive through mad policy then this is the chapter for you. Sanger details how a tiny number of determined activists can drive through unpopular motions. Don’t give any notice of the motion, truncate debate, make sure you are prepared by h stuffing the conference with people who agree with the motion. This in turn gives a veneer of respectability to these mad, anti-women policies and creates a chilling effect by making those who disagree feel isolated and out of step with their professional bodies.
Names are named! Glad I didn’t find my doctor’s name!
This chapter also lists examples of men taking advantage of these policies; to watch porn from his hospitable bed!
The next chapter details how this translated into policy and provides some terrifying examples.
The book ends with an interview given by Sanger to the women at Filia. This is a very good overview of the implications of this ideology not just for women but for the people following a medical pathway in an attempt to escape their biological sex. We do these men and women no favours by uncritically accepting “gender identity” “medicine”. I have never felt so lacking in confidence in the medical profession or the Medical Schools that are delivering their training.
First Do No Harm
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