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Absolutist dogma is chilling transgender research
Tuesday May 31st, 2016
Grayson Perry, a successful British potter, has from the age of 10 enjoyed dressing up as a woman. Perry’s “alter ego” Claire sometimes favours a Mrs. Thatcher persona, sometimes a “girlish shepherdess” look. Perry considers his penchant a fetish — “my greatest sort of potent sex dream was to be a housewife walking down the road” — an...
Scandal at CAMH — one entirely of its own making
Wednesday February 3rd, 2016
CAMH — Toronto’s prestigious Centre for Addiction and Mental Health — now finds itself where no publicly-funded institution wants to be: sitting in the glare of a media spotlight focused on a controversy entirely of its own making. Until last December, CAMH’s Youth and Family Identity Clinic (GIC) helped young children with gender dysphoria explore their men...
Caitlyn Jenner trivializes the momentousness of what it means to be a woman
Monday June 8th, 2015
Bruce Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner is the most famous man and woman on the planet. (My software balked at being forced to allow that sentence). She’s a bit of a throwback, Caitlyn, as if time had stopped for her 50 years ago when Bruce had his first inkling that something was a little amiss in him (or should I say “a little miss” in him.) When this month’...
Bill 77, the Affirming Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Act, is a dangerous overreach
Tuesday June 2nd, 2015
The toddler — “Chris,” not her real name — was only two years old when she told her parents, “I am a boy.” They weren’t alarmed at first, but as her fixed idea persisted, concern set in. When, age seven, Chris punched her vagina in anger, they sought family therapy at CAMH’s Child, Youth and Family Program’s Gender Identity ...
Sorry LGBT, sex and gender are not the same
Tuesday May 26th, 2015
The precise nature of words matters. The imprecise use of a word that has a very specific meaning can make the difference between an alleged injustice and a complete waste of newsprint and everyone’s time, including that of activists. We have a perfect example of this phenomenon in the case of Morgane Oger, chair of the B.C. Trans Alliance Society, who, not satisfied wit...
Transgendered advocacy has gone too far
Wednesday August 6th, 2014
I grew up reading Archie comics in the 1950s. My kids read Archie comics in the 1970s. And now my grandchildren are reading Archie comics … from the 1970s. Once the Archie gang got politically correct and didactic, the series lost its mojo. In recent years, Archie’s writers have experimented with various alternative-reality premises — such as marrying Archie off ...
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