What a day!
I very much enjoyed committing harakiri on twitter yesterday. I had a new sim card standing by and am back on the site under a new account. It’s worth noting as well that O’Gorman replied to that tweet about men, and not this one.
O’Gorman and Penis News have said I was ‘masquerading as a trans man’ on Twitter because I put ‘fun trans guy’ in my bio to put people off the scent. The usual disingenuous misdirection from them. If I was ‘masquerading' as a trans man I’d have been posting about constantly going to the hospital a la Noah Halpin.
Now, let’s see, did anything else happen yesterday?… Oh, yeah, Keira Bell and Mrs.A saved the future health and happiness of countless children!
The Guardian is doing its best to ignore the story while wetting itself over the news that Ellen Page imagines herself a man now. This means the Murdoch-owned Times is again claiming the moral high ground, and with justification. On this issue, at least, it seems it is better for a paper’s moral health if it is owned by Rupert Murdoch rather than a few thousand Americans with blue hair.
Susie Green was on Newsnight doing her evil thing. Glosswitch put it perfectly.
Mermaids has always been an organisation of homophobic/Munchausens parents justifying their terrible decisions by trying to make it seem normal to destroy kids’ health and future happiness. Thanks to Keira and Mrs.A, their influence is waning fast. The NHS amended their GIDS guidance before the ink on the judges’ summary was dry.
So well done again to Keira, Mrs.A, Stephanie Davies-Arai, Heather Brunskell-Evans, Susan Evans and everyone else who was involved in winning this one. Nothing will be the same after this.
Indeed a great day. Thank you for your wonderful blog and I hope you find another identity on Twitter - I complained about the silencing of @scarlysimon and I will complain again loudly about @glinner! I collect feminist AND male support, like you and Allan Hennes (husband of Maria McLachlan) and Harry Miller (FairCop), and medical professionals like Prof Carl Henegan (Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at Oxford Uni) and some others.
I have read the 38-pages of judgement carefully. No wonder Paul Conrathe, lawyer for Keira Bell, is pleased. It goes rather further than we had dared hope. I am encouraged that this might be used to bring a case against the NHS on behalf of transwidows. We have been treated in an utterly shoddy way. In my case, by the GIS at Charing Cross Hospital and Dr James Barrett. Starting in 2008 he behaved atrociously towards me, ignoring my letters asking about my (then!) husband, offering me no information, no reassurance or support, nothing, just fobbing me off with the awful "Women of the Beaumont Soc". I have never felt so enraged, humiliated and silenced even when just before my husband left in a fit of "narcissistic rage". Feeling desperate I stumbled across a "hub", a on-line thread by an American teenager called "My Dad wants to be a transsexual woman" (https://discover.hubpages.com/relationships/My-Dad-wants-to-be-a-Transsexual-Woman) and then I started to find the world of sane people and a sense of purpose again. I was so lonely before then.
Final comment: I do think that Keira Bell's lack of anger is hugely to her credit: she is so visibly sane in comparison with all the "gender affirming" psychiatrists and commentators who opposed her.
Thank you again.
A great day, take a bow yourself too. I see their stock prices are down but I wonder what the drug companies will do to get around this ruling... they are evil wizards with deep pockets.