David/Diana Thomas


David now calls himself Diana. He was a married father of three and recently came out,to much fanfare, as a “woman” . So what do we know about David/Diana? First up is a book he wrote claiming feminism had gone too far.

This book was reviewed by Private Eye and I wonder if the author is hinting at some of David’s proclivities with this sentence.

The unalloyed hatred of women comes across in this part of the review.

There is a reference to Thomas talking about an ex girlfriend, now who explains she wouldn’t sleep with him because she had a boyfriend. He says he had to have five years of therapy to recover from this sex refusal. He calls this an overlooked crime against masculinity and compares it to rape.

There is more of this ilk but also this rather revealing preoccupation which seems to have been of longstanding.

Thomas is a former diplomat and moves in fashionable circles. It appears that cross dressing parties are a thing in his circles.

And this excerpt. I rest my case.


Then we come to his later work which contains a forced feminisation fantasy where the mail protagonist, a very sexist one, awakens to discover he has had the surgery called “sex reassignment surgery”. This is a common fantasy covered extensively in sissy porn.

Fast forward to 2020 and we find this married, father of three, having abandoned his wife of thirty years now, writing a record of his “transition” in a series for the telegraph. Worth seeking that series out because it contains every regressive, sexist, stereotype you can imagine and then some. We learn that David want to be seen as “pretty” and here about his travails getting an appointment at the hairdressers. It now takes him twice as long to dress to leave the house because of all the “feminine” rituals.
Here he is discussing the fuss about women’s loos.👇

He goes a bitAlex Drummond in this quote. What precisely do you think you bring to the female experience David? So far, it looks like you bring a lot of male entitlement and the arrogance of the coloniser.

David boasts about his brand new breasts and long legs and a change in sexual orientation which has him fantasising about a male partner. This is how he documents this desire.

Female wards and the NHS.

David excels himself in this article. You can read it here:

I don’t belong on male wards

This quote leapt out at me. He is very keen to outline the intimate care he received at the hands of the female nurses.

There follows, allegedly, a friendly conversation, initiated by the nurses, expressing curiosity about him being “transgender” which soon leads onto the nurses commenting, approvingly, about how his lady landscaping looks just like the real thing. I cannot imagine any woman, even to female nurses, enjoying commentary on our genital co figuration. David, however, does;

He then proceeds to construct his argument to claim he is literally female. He begins with the “intersex” gambit using people with disorders of sexual development to suggest he is a biological female. I have dealt with this argument frequently suffice to say “the wish is father to the thought” .

Then we come to the “sciencey” bit. Again there is a compulsive need to believe this rather than understand that your condition maybe autogynephilia which is the usual explanation for heterosexual, late transitioning males.

Vickie Pasterski

He excels himself by quoting Vickie Pasterski.

Pasterski has appeared on my blog before. She defended Dr Helen Webberley, the first time she had her GMC registration removed. She also was involved in a case where foster parents had THREE “trans” kids, one their own child and two foster kids. Concerns were raised by local social workers and even family members but the case went in the parents favour, even though the likelihood of three “trans” kids in one family speaks to social contagion or ideologically driven parents. You can read that case here :

Looked After Children & Gender Dysphoria 1

Pasterski was also instrumental in getting this man, Ms Jay, a gender recognition certificate. Ms Jay was a thrice married, father of seven kids, who servea prison sentence for obtaining explosives with intent to endanger life; he was also recalled to prison which indicates he breached his probation terms. Ms Jay was turned down three times by the Gender Recognition Panel but this refusal was overruled by a single judge. You can read about him here:

Ms Jay

Finally you can watch Dr Pasterski on Youtube waffling on about how a client, anonymised as H, helped her become more sophisticated about “gender identity”. The patient is female and during her assessment explains how she desires facial hair, which she hates, but wants to be able to shave off, and wants to be “masculinised” so she can express her femininity without being mistaken for a woman. We are through the looking glass.

Vickie Pasterski

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Bob Withers: Autogynephilia. 1


I am going to do a series on Bob’s work because it covers a lot of ground. I will deal with the different sections in the same order, as the paper, starting with a case of autogynephilia encountered in Bob’s own clinical practice. ( He also covers other motivations to transition, the role of pharmaceutical companies, and the phenomenon of detransition. He ends with some hypothetical, therapeutic scenarios using fictional ”cases” to avoid ethical issues arising from using real cases. All important issues)

I was unable to access a PDF to save but you can read the whole thing here:

Transgender Medicalisation

Here is the abstract:

Detransitioned Autogynephile.

This article begins with a, sympathetic, portrayal of a man who is an autogynephile. For neophytes this is a man who is sexually aroused at the thought of himself as a woman. Chris sought therapy from Bob when he realised identifying as a woman had not eradicated the feelings which drew him to a transgender identity. He feels let down by the therapists who assessed him. The therapists he saw facilitated access to the, misleadingly named, ”sexual reassignment surgery” (SRS). This is a misnomer because It is not possible to change sex. Latterly this is being called by the even more euphemistic, and deceptive, term “gender affirming surgery”. A surgery some people come to regret as is the case with Chris.

Women’s Rights.

Before I tell this story, a word about women’s rights. It is my position that no males, however they identify and irrespective of surgical status, belong in women’s spaces. Nevertheless I can exercise compassion for *some* men who find themselves in this situation. I am glad there are therapists seeking to help men with AGP before they take irrevocable decisions. For this therapy to be helpful it should not simply validate their identity. It should aim to contain it before they hurt themselves, and others. I do not think it is helpful to affirm anyone in the belief they are a woman, trapped in a man’s body. It is harmful to the man and the women expected to provide, free, therapeutic support; in the form of validation and admittance to women’s spaces. When a clinician demands prove of “living in role” and tacitly encourages males to trespass on women’s spaces you are force-teaming women. This is not ethical.

My sympathy, for men with this condition, is qualified. It ends when a man, with or without autogynephilia, demands his condition be normalised, uses women’s spaces and promotes gender identity ideology, especially to children. When this is motivated by a desire to gain acceptance for a sexual paraphilia, we need to be able to point out this is unacceptable.

Withers opens with a poem and his interpretation of the underlying motivations for Attis’s madness and motivations for castration, followed by a return to sanity and regret.

Bob’s interpretation of the mythical experience of Attis is as follows:

We then leave the realms of poetry to meet a patient who rejects his maleness and locates the source of his distress in his male sexual organs. He tries to cut out his ”madness” by surgical inversion/removal of his penis. Following surgery his first emotion is one of relief: 👇

Chris retained his identity as a “woman” for nine years but, like Attis, his attempt to evade his maleness was doomed to failure. Chris could ”pass” as a woman but he still experienced the rage he had associated with his maleness, as a result, he had decided to detransition. As I have covered before, in my work on detransitioners, the medical professions are unskilled in this area and Chris had not been provided with the male hormones he could no longer produce himself. He now finds himself suicidal and his attempts to blog about his experience had also incurred the wrath of the ”trans” community.

Chris sincerely wishes he had received appropriate analysis before he took irreversible steps. We learn that his father was an abusive alcoholic who abandoned the family and his mother could only love him as a girl. It is not clear whether this is his mum’s actual stance, a trauma response to his maleness, perhaps, or if this is Chris’s projection. {I certainly have seen more than one case of a mum enthusiastically claiming a male child is her daughter which deserves psychological evaluation, of her motives, conscious or not, before medicalising the child}.

Chris had no positive, male, role model. His flight from the characteristic he shares with his father is complicated by maternal rejection, real or perceived, and further confused by early erotic experiences. Autogynephilia is described as an erotic target location error where a heterosexual man is aroused by the idea of himself, as a woman. It has been described as ”becoming the thing he loves”, it is a sexual paraphilia. Unsurprisingly Trans activists do not wish this to be discussed. I am probably not the first person to call this ”the love we would rather you didn’t name”. It is hard to sell trans rights on the back of a sexual paraphilia.

Even with my research into this area, as a lay person, he is describing common patterns of arousal, shame, purging and the accompanying rage. He had what passed for analysis at a gender clinic but was not challenged and became fixated on his goal. Impatient with waiting lists he found a private provider to perform the surgery.

That last sentence is important. “the evidence base supporting the efficacy of such treatment is extremely poor“.

This will be part one of a series. The next one looks at puberty blockers.

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