Born in the Right Body: Gender identity ideology from a medical and feminist perspective
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This has resulted in the de facto disappearance of women's single-sex spaces and provisions. When the desires of trans-identifying males dominate discourse on both trans rights and women's rights, women's needs become subjugated to men's wants. "That's what gender self-identification means - any man can say he is a woman and automatically gain entry into women-only space."
I look forward to featuring this new work on the blog one day! Meanwhile, where can readers find you and your recent book?Category errors that redefine the members of a privileged class as members of an oppressed class are particularly pernicious because they replicate the existing social hierarchies. Men who claim to be women, for example, still exploit, abuse and subjugate women, only they do this from within the women's movement, dismantling women's right to single sex spaces and silencing discussions about uniquely female experiences.” This kind of insight is key to awakening medics from the denial they are encouraged to live with. It is not only unethical to sterilise children labelled “trans,” but adults, too. John Money’s ghoulish medical experiments in grafting gender role stereotypes onto human flesh have no curative value whatsoever.
Their idea of what it means to live a life in a female body is informed by the male gaze, gender stereotypes and porn. This is why their fantasy recreation of a woman hardly ever involves being paid less, doing unpaid domestic labour or being ignored. Instead they are drawn to the stereotype of beautiful bimbos whose lives are easy and filled with acceptance, slumber parties, gossiping in female toilets, colouring each other's hair and prancing around in sexy lingerie and fluffy slippers.”People who suffer oppression for their bodies, such as ethnic minorities, women, and the disabled, don't have the luxury to identify out of it. Yet, our institutions continue to promote the belief that the most oppressed group in history consists of healthy and often privileged people - such as white middle class men - who are self identifying into oppressed groups using the phrase 'born in the wrong body'. Thanks to not suffering the same limitations experienced by groups they wish to be part of, they exert immense influence on the regulators and these communities, where they position themselves as leaders and spokespeople. They are then redefining the aims and priorities of these groups and preventing genuine members from freely discussing issues that affect them.”
Have you thought about why, in the UK and Ireland, we can't stop men who identify as women from competing in women's sporting events, becoming Women's Officers and winning 'woman of the year' awards, but women who identify as men still can't inherit peerages or become catholic priests? It's because this ideology you are caught up in is patriarchy on steroids, designed to rig the game even more to women's disadvantage.”the argument that rape - by violence or deception - is a good method to ensure the survival of the human species has never been convincing. Women, like men, are born with a biological imperative to procreate and they are instinctively equipped to choose males that have a chance of producing the fittest offspring, either due to superior / compatible genetics or a willingness to help raise the young. Taking this choice away from a woman undermines the basic process of mate selection and ultimately works against the survival of the species. Selfish males who sexually coerce women seldom make good fathers and providers. Their violence, neglect, and abandonment creates significant psychological and physical trauma, which is passed on to the next generation, creating a cycle of despair and destructiveness.” Isidora Sanger is a nom de plume of Dr Maja Bowen MBBS, a retired medical doctor who has been writing about gender identity ideology and campaigning for women’s sex-based rights since 2014. She believes policies and medical practices should be based on evidence, not ideology. I also didn’t quite appreciate how physically strenuous writing a book can be; finding a good chair and desk was essential.