January 19, 2017
Corey Maison’s mom groomed him to internet fame by posting controversial sexualized photos of him on social media. Also a video where she ‘surprises’ him with Estrogen injections at the age of fourteen.
Now mom Erica House has caught the Gender Identity bug herself and admits to the Daily Mail that she’s been injecting testosterone on the down-low for the last year, and wants to be known as Eric.
The Mirror is running with a “World’s First Transgender Dad and Daughter” headline, but regular readers know that this isn’t uncommon. GenderTrender has been covering this phenomenon at least as far back as 2011.
It’s also not uncommon for trans activist parents who are pimping out their ‘transgender’ children to the media to keep things on the down-low. For example, Haley Bridges, who runs a fake nonprofit along with Debi Jackson out of Kansas City called ‘TrueGender’, never mentions her husband in any of her materials or interviews.
That’s because Step-Dad is also transitioning- to “a woman” named Sara Olivia Taylor.
“Right now the focus is on children because they are the marginalized minority that we’re focusing on”, he explained to KKFI’s Tenth Voice program in October.
“How did coming out go for you with family and friends?” the interviewer asked.
“It went wonderfully. It was almost a fairy tale coming out. My stepdaughter Jasmine had come out as transgender and that prompted me to confess my feelings of my gender orientation to Haley and we just kind of went from there. It was maybe six months later that I made a complete transition to present as female for the rest of my life.”
Footage of Trans activist attorney Sean “Shon” Faye libeling Canadian sexologist Kenneth Zucker with fabricated and unsubstantiated claims of abuse of minors. Clip has been removed from BBC website pending litigation.
Many readers will remember Sean Faye as the Guardian’s colorful, circa 2014 ‘Man who loves make-up’ columnist.
Sean has recently caught the Gender Identity bug and now claims that mammalian sexual dimorphic reproductive function causes distinct psychological profiles in humans (Man brains and Woman brains) and maintains he is psychologically female. Therefor his love of cosmetics now makes him “a woman”. He has adopted a feminized version of his name “Shon”, which is pronounced the same. *
Bonus points: Mr. Faye cites as fact: a 48% pediatric transgender suicide attempt rate based on self-report of an online survey of 27 individuals.
Faye claims he “works with a lot of transgender children” as a layperson activist provider.
Rebuttal by Ray Blanchard.
January 12, 2017
A Transgender Children’s advocacy campaign titled “There are girls with penises and boys with vulvas!” which features imagery of naked children’s genitalia was censored by Facebook, the group complained.
From El Pais:
“A new public awareness campaign by the Basque advocacy group Chrysallis Euskal Herria, an association of families with transgender children, has hit the bus shelters and subway stations of the Basque Country and Navarre, in northern Spain.
The campaign was funded by an anonymous donor from New York with Basque family roots, who donated €28,000 in exchange for assurances that his or her identity would remain under wraps, the association said.
The 150 posters distributed across mass transit networks show drawings of four nude children holding hands: a boy and a girl with vulvas, and another boy and girl with penises. The goal is “to raise social awareness about transgender children and for these children to feel represented,” explains Beatriz Sever, the group’s press officer.
The campaign, which is targeting the cities of Pamplona, Vitoria, San Sebastián and Bilbao, was launched on Tuesday and will end on January 16.
“There is an evident gap in society’s ability to approach the issue of transgender children in a normal way,” said Sever in a telephone conversation. “The more we talk, the easier it will be for some parents to detect what is happening to their own children. Many of them deny their kids’ real identity simply out of ignorance.”
The association was formed in 2013 by eight Basque families with transgender children ages three through 17. Since then, their number has grown to 40.
Facebook followed its usual policy of censoring the image because the children are depicted in the nude.
“We did not fight the decision because we were afraid that our page would be shut down. On one hand, it’s given us even more visibility, but then we were not looking for something like this to happen, because it draws attention away from our main message,” said the association representative.
Sever said it was essential to have this explicit depiction of genitals on the posters.
“It makes all the difference between children either being accepted or not. We need to make people understand that nature is not a photocopying machine. Those who deny their identity typically use genitals as an excuse. I myself, as a mother, once used that same argument, until I finally understood what was going on,” she reveals.
Another goal of the campaign is to ensure unconditional support for transgender children from their immediate circle of friends and family, and to prevent rejection.
This is “a life-and-death matter,” notes Sever. According to a 2011 survey of transgender adults by the United States National Transgender Equality Association, 41% of respondents reported attempting suicide compared to 1.6% of the general population.
The campaign was made possible thanks to the enormous repercussion of an earlier drive to raise awareness about transgender children. That campaign, carried out in April 2016, handed out educational material in eight different languages.
That earlier effort reached the ears of a New York financier with Basque roots, who got in touch with Chrysallis Euskal Herria and offered to put up the €28,000 required to put together this latest awareness drive.
The association expressed its gratitude to the sponsor, and said it will ask the Basque regional government to create a specific department to assist the families of transgender children.”
“The campaign never infringed any rule of Facebook!” the group claimed on its Facebook page, where they re-posted the uncensored image earlier today in defiance of the ban.
You can view the creepy-ass campaign under the fold.
January 4, 2017
John Berger passed away yesterday at the age of 90.
Over the years when various people have asked me if there is any particular thing they could share with their female teen or young adult when she announced that she is “transgender” and isn’t open to being directly challenged, I always suggested this program for shared viewing: John Berger’s ‘Ways of Seeing’. Particularly Part 2: The Female Nude, but really all four segments in order.
It is art criticism with some Second Wave Radical Feminist analysis thrown in (uncredited!) and is a good introduction to awareness of gender and the male gaze as well as critical thinking and cultural competency in general. Really every teen should be forced to watch this program. It also has some fun anachronism and 70’s kitsch for a bonus.
First: it has nothing directly to do with transgender.
Second, you can insist it is a necessary part of their art education (and it is!) and view it together.
Third, it’s a great entry and conversation starter on the degraded status of the female caste that pervades all aspects of culture now and throughout history.
But most importantly, it teaches young people to see beyond the surface how representation itself works.
Kind of pathetic to recommend a 45-year-old program by a male (who steals feminist ideas) for such a purpose, no? But there it is.
These days, thank god, there are some desperately needed materials being produced- particularly by dysphoric women and detransitioners- that are likely more directly helpful. Blogs, YouTubes, and some upcoming books! But I’m still not aware of any sort of “family movie night” program like this directed at teaching teenaged young women and girls to recognize the male gaze that has been inflicted upon them and all females throughout time, and that does so gently in the guise of edu-tainment. One made by women! Perhaps I’ve missed it. Leave comments with suggestions if I have. I think it is very desperately needed.
To media makers looking to make a difference for young women and girls struggling with gender, please consider making such a program that teaches youth not by instruction, but by giving them the tools to see.
Rest in peace John.