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Why Is Transgender Identity on the Rise Among Teens?

Why Is Transgender Identity on the Rise Among Teens?

A new study of social contagion raises important clinical and ethical questions.

BY Samuel Veissière Ph.D.

Posted Nov 28, 2018

Transgender identity* is characterized by experiencing distress with, or an inability to identify with one’s biological sex, usually prompting a desire to live one’s life as the opposite sex.

In the DSM-5, the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals, this condition is known as “gender dysphoria.” Note that classifying gender dysphoria as a disorder does not—indeed, should not—imply a moral judgment of transgender individuals. Depending on the degree of social stigma associated with it, transgender identity can be accompanied by very significant distress. The point of the mental-health outlook is to help reduce stigma and assist transgender individuals in leading good lives. The role of social norms in this picture, however, remains unclear and hotly debated.


As attested by current controversies, rates of transgender identity appear to be on the rise, particularly among young people. Increased social acceptance of a previously stigmatized condition likely plays a role in this process, but other findings are clearly puzzling: Transgender identity is now reported among young natal females at rates that clearly exceed all known statistics to date.

In a recent survey of 250 families whose children developed symptoms of gender dysphoria during or right after puberty, Lisa Littman, a physician and professor of behavioral science at Brown University, found that over 80 percent of the youth in her sample were female at birth. Littman’s study reported many other surprising findings. To meet the diagnostic criteria for gender dysphoria, a child typically needs to have shown observable characteristics of the condition prior to puberty, such as “a strong rejection of typically feminine or masculine toys,” or “a strong resistance to wearing typically feminine or masculine clothes.” Again, 80 percent of the parents in the study reported observing none of these early signs in their children.

The plot thickens again: First, many of the youth in the survey had been directly exposed to one or more peers who had recently “come out” as trans. Next, 63.5 percent of the parents reported that in the time just before announcing they were trans, their child had exhibited a marked increase in Internet and social media consumption. Following popular YouTubers who discussed their transition thus emerged as a common factor in many of the cases. After the youth came out, an increase in distress, conflict with parents, and voiced antagonism toward heterosexual people and non-transgender people (known as “cis” or “cisgender”) was also frequently reported. This animosity was also described as extending to “males, white people, gay and lesbian (non-transgender) people.” The view adopted by trans youth, as summed up by one parent, seemed to be that:

“In general, cis-gendered people are considered evil and unsupportive, regardless of their actual views on the topic. To be heterosexual, comfortable with the gender you were assigned at birth, and non-minority places you in the ‘most evil’ of categories with this group of friends. Statement of opinions by the evil cis-gendered population are consider phobic and discriminatory and are generally discounted as unenlightened.”


Censored piece: Jeez, Louise – may we have our own thoughts, please?

This is from the New Zealand blog Writing By Renee

thought-controlCensored piece: Jeez, Louise – may we have our own thoughts, please?

On November 18, Labour Party MP for Manurewa Louisa Wall saw fit to make an exclamation about “f***ing TERFs” in a public meeting about next year’s Pride Parade. After being questioned in media about a recording of her outburst released by the group Speak Up For Women, she dug her heels in. Wall has made clear that she was referring to a particular “small, but vocal” group of feminists – lesbian feminists in particular – who should no longer be welcome at Pride.

As a feminist blogger, I’m half expecting Wall to turn up on my doorstep one day soon with a checklist of books, a lighter and some gasoline. My Story – British suffragist Emmeline Pankhurst’s memoirs – may well be the first book snatched from my shelf for the “TERF” bonfire. Since a “TERF” is apparently any woman who does not accept that mammals can change sex at will, meaning that men cannot become women – Pankhurst was one of our kind. The suffragists Wall and other politicians are making so much noise to celebrate this year were never ambiguous about fighting for the female sex. If the suffragists knew any “transwomen,” those people could already vote.

Read more HERE.

Dr. Wobberly’s Guide to FTM Transition

The Trannish Inquisition

This is an archived version of the original article that was published at Medium. com and then disappeared.  Because very rich and very disturbed men don’t want you to know they really are not female. I decided to copy the entire article, so the formatting is a little off.

The Tranish Inquisition clearly shows the Orwellian nature of our electronic Agora

Go to the profile of William Ray

“You are a slow learner, Winston.”
“How can I help it? How can I help but see what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four.”
“Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane.”
― George Orwell, 1984

My name is William Ray I am a member of the Canadian association of Journalists. My work has appeared in the National Post, The Toronto Star, Esprit De Corps and Quillette Magazine. I have used WordPress since 2014. During that time I have published articles on a host of controversial subjects. I have shared this all via social media, Twitter and Facebook. I have never been censored before on these platforms.
A thoughtful reply to Stand With Women from a Trans Activist
I received my first email ever from on November 23rd 2018. The e-mail explained that they hadalready deleted the name of a Trans-woman activist who now uses the name Hailey Heartless or Lisa Kreut formerly Ryan Kreut. I had written on this person because they had led the charge against Plos-one, the online science journal over the publication of Lisa Littman’s Peer reviewed paper on Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria. An incredible attempt was made to discredit and suppress this study the day it was published because it showed the Transgender phenomenon in Teens happening in clusters. If this is true then it must have an environmental, and thus not natural or biological cause.
Hailey Heartless also helped have Meghan Murphy, a Vancouver Feminist
writer, barred from the Vancouver Women’s March social media. Hailey Heartless was also involved in the 10 year gas-lighting, and an attempt to de fund the Vancouver Women’s Rape Center by a trans activist. Before becoming a self described woman and professional dominatrix, they were a low level union activist with a mans name. I put the name in the article like journalists have done for a hundred years when listing AKA’s or also known as. But WordPress, Twitter, and Facebook are taking the hard line, trans-movement position that to “dead-name” someone is “thought-crime” and some form of violence. This is literally an erasure of the past. A trans activist in the UK is fighting to enshrine this in law, to erase the crimes he committed because…Gender. Apparently the court that really matters in our modern Agora has already ruled on this issue.
On I have interviewed the man who started the R.C.M.P’s Integrated National Security Enforcement Teams. I produced a videodescribing him as an over reaching secret policeman.
The Author William Ray being arrested while covering a student demo in Québec 2013
After myself and my colleagueswere repeatedly arrested and assaulted during the Montréal Police’s violent repressionagainst their citizens, I organized a campaign involving Canadian Journalists for Free Expression and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association that resulted in Commanders of the Montréal police to be forced to asit-down and agree under mediation by these national organizations to desist in their violence toward journalists. I have uncovered evidence of the Canadian Armed Forces and other Federal agencies practicing the violent targetingof Canadian environmental groups. I have looked into possible atrocities committed by Kurd troops trained by Canadian Special Forces. I have documented the Israeli arms industry testing drones in Québec. None of these powerful players censored me.
E-Mail from

“The past was alterable. The past never had been altered. Oceania was at war with Eastasia. Oceania had always been at war with Eastasia.”

― George Orwell, 1984 has also taken down GenderTrender and half a dozen other sites completely that discuss the Gender issue in a non allowed fashion.
Less than 24 hours after receiving’s Ministry of Truth missive I was suspended for a second time from Twitter, this time for 6 days . Both times for the sin of “dead naming.”
This offense was in relation to an individual who calls themselves @trustednerd on Twitter andJonathan Yaniv on Facebook. This individual who under BC law can “self ID” as a woman now has access to all female spaces.
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This individual is an intact male biologically. This individual used access to female spaces to comment on their bodies and wonder if he could help with tampons.Some of the girls he mentions are as young as 10, “”“If I notice a 10-year-old girl that’s nude from below…Is it weird to just approach her? Just to bond?” I tweeted this name with the word pedophile. I was suspended from Twitter for six days. From what I can tell the problem wasn’t calling this person a pedophile, it was using the name this individual uses themselves on social media.
While no one should give much of a fuck about my media issues. You should all be incredibly terrified about what this means for the fabric of the society you live in. This is a fundamental shift in social control, of the ability to speak our own truth about the world before us. We are entering a world where we can no longer trust the past, as it is updated constantly to fit with ideology. This is being done directly by corporations. Corporations are bound by law to externalize all other factors and make as much money as possible. Corporations have their own class interests. Spoiler alert, they don’t match with yours or mine in any significant way.
As a society we have thrown away newspapers and all other traditional media. We long ago stopped actually speaking to each other preferring the warm glow of our TV sets. Even the few public places of human contact and discourse; line ups , bus stops, common rooms, cafés, waiting rooms and the like, have been turned into deathly silent monasteries full of the faithful bowed in supplication over our small plastic icons. We have completely turned the public sphere over to multinational corporations like Facebook, Twitter and WordPress. They are our preeminent forms of communication. They provide the main conduit for news and public discussion in our society. For proof of this look no further than the spectacle surrounding the 2016 U.S. elections. Look at who was called in front of congress, it was not the network TV heads, nor was it the editors of major papers, it was Mark Zuckerburg.
Let us use the transgender issue as a barometer of the possible, the very possible in our new privately owned Public Sphere. There has been a completely draconian, massively partisan push for the most extreme demandsof trans activists across social media and throughout the Tech industry.
Not Banned by Twitter
Any questioning of this issue is met with de-platforming.Meghan Murphy, a respected Feminist writer and pundit was banned from Twitter for life for calling @trutednerd a man. Trans activists are currently trying to prevent her from even speaking at the Vancouver library. They went so far as to send a fake cancellation noticeto local media in her name. Even the most gentle questioning, couched in fawning support, like the recent Atlantic article byJesse Singal is met with rage and threats of de-platforming. Even though he was speaking about the safety of children, something we used to center in our society.

“Never put a single thought of weakness in the flourishing minds of the children. Fill them up with vigour and compassion, for their character will define the future of the entire human species.”
― Abhijit Naskar

They employ Ministry of Truth efficiency, no doubt thousands of Winston Smiths toiling away in internet sweat shops, to erase any sign of debate any questioning of a doctrine that literally tells you to ignore the evidence of your senses and reason. This is literally a fight for the ability to define objective truth and the control of history. We must ignore fundamental characteristics in those around us. We must ignore their actual history, submit to allowing a collective public memory hole. Type into Google, that word that has become synonymous with acquiring knowledge, any subject with the word Transgender.
I’m not kidding try it
Take note that most of the first page is filled with trans rights organization sites or glowing press reports. Even in the midst of controversy, even when you search for contentious issues with trans ideology the result is the same. This is very deliberate SEO management. Most people never go beyond the first page. Go ahead try it.

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”
― George Orwell, 1984

If this is allowed to happen, then what comes next? What facts will we be required to ignore. What reality will we be required to substitute for objective truth. What other beliefs and views will be selected for us. At present it is the basic reality of our own biology. So the bar is already high. Will it be a political viewpoint that disappears down the memory hole? Will we be instructed on the reality we must see in the face of some new war or other corporate agenda? What will we be required to forget? Never before in our history could all the books in the library be rewritten, or the newspapers reprinted. Now they can be and often are.

Those Who Can Make You Believe Absurdities, Can Make You Commit Atrocities


Not banned by Twitter
Jürgen Habermas, one of the fundamental thinkers on public sphere communication traces the breakdown of the hierarchically directed “representational” culture which imposed its views to the Public Sphere for most of human history. Religion controlled humanity for eons by controlling the means of communication. Only the scribes wrote in Egypt and the theme carried to the catholic church of the middle ages. Nothing could be written but for the glory of god. And the objective reality you observe must be subsumed to doctrine, as Galileo famously learned. This was true from the invention of cuneiform in the mists of human origins to the Renaissance with few exceptions. Habermas posited that the public sphere arose outside the control of the state or other authorities. Interested actors exchange open views regardless of class or societal standing
Media is central to our public sphere because it has “specific means for transmitting information and influencing those who receive it”. Seyla Benhabib further argues that if the public sphere is to be open to any discussion that affects the population, there cannot be distinctions between “what is” and “what is not” discussed.
Not Banned by Twitter
If we allow social media companies to decide what is and is not discussed then we surrender our ability to influence the public sphere and we revert to the control of thought that it took most of our history to throw off. In an era where social media is the gatekeeper for 70 % of North Americans news and opinion, its reach is all pervasive. We have traded all of our coffee shops and salons, library’s and public houses with the sweaty in your face energy of actual human contact for the cold silicone walls of our new masters virtual world of smoke and mirrors. It almost solely comprises the new public sphere. If we allow these massive social media companies to decide what is and is not discussed then we surrender our ability to influence the public sphere and we revert to the control of thought that kept our race in chains so long.

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country”

Father of modern Propaganda
These online ghostly presences, the vaporous temples of technology pervade every inch of our lives and culture. From the gas pump and urinal TV’s to our fridges knowing when we are out of milk. These constitute both the hieroglyphs and the papyrus of our day. If the high priests of the corporate sphere are allowed to control them completely, and at their whim, then we return to the eons of dogmatic belief and the ruthless manipulation of fact that it took all of our history to escape. Technology allows for the instant alteration of reality in image processing and the ability to rewrite the scrolls at any time with no trace. Our slavish dependence on it allows corporations to shape our base perceptions of reality through computer aided modeling of our desires, passions and hatreds. We have surrendered everything voluntarily to these conglomerates, literally record our thoughts on their “walls”, but we are somehow shocked to the core when they use it to make money or influence us. We are literally plugging ourselves voluntarily in.

“The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work… when you go to church… when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.
Neo: What truth?
Morpheus: That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else you were born into bondage. Into a prison that you cannot taste or see or touch. A prison for your mind.”

Not Banned By Twitter
Doing all this under the banner of inclusion and tolerance while practicing exactly the opposite has to be admired for its dark brilliance. Silencing people who differ with your opinion under the banner of “inclusion and tolerance”, labeling dissent as hate speech, while allowing the the most vile racism, the most outrageous calls to violence under the banner of “context” is wickedly effective. Jack is a very clever boy.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

Edmund Burke

Not Banned by Twitter
Many of you think that all of this is a Revolutionary step forward. That this destabilizing dogma will bring down the Capitalist system and herald in some golden age of human development. If that is the case then why is the mainstream media in lockstep with your program? The MSM is wholly owned by a very few people with everything to gain from the continuation of the “system”, Why is it being funded by the pharmaceutical sector? Why have some of the largest corporations in the world fallen over themselves to advance your every dogmatic whim? Why is Jack, who heads a $732 million a year corporation and is personally worth 5 Billion USD, helping end Capitalism? Why would Jack do that?

“All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.”

― Sun tzu, The Art of War

This along with other related Identity Politic issues have completely atomized the Left. And now the Trans movement is looking to destroy the Women’s movement. Historically the strongest social movements of the 20th century had their roots wholly and partly in the Women’s movement. Civil Rights, Anti Nuclear, the Environmental movement, all either came out of or were nurtured by the Women’s movement. Now Women’s groups cant even meet openly in some jurisdictions because of the massive social and political power of this so called marginalized group. You are being played.

“The key element of social control is the strategy of distraction that is to divert public attention from important issues and changes decided by political and economic elites, through the technique of flood or flooding continuous distractions and insignificant information.”

― Noam Chomsky

I stand with reality. I stand for objective evidence and free thought. I will continue to stand with Women and Children and Parents against this imposed epistemology. I have never backed down from an implacable enemy even at the risk of my life. I will certainly not be cowed by Mark and Jack. If we don’t stand now and stand together, maybe none of us will stand at all. If you listen very closely sisters and brothers you can hear the clock already striking thirteen.

William Ray, December 2nd 2018. @billyray105 on twitter…for now.

I will be publishing future articles on tis subject across multiple platforms.

Professor Rosa Freedman At Thread Reader

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Professor Rosa Freedman At Thread Reader:

THREAD: The excellent @Womans_Place_UK have put on many meetings in the last year to discuss women’s rights, and tonight I had the great privilege of speaking at one of those meetings. We discussed the law relating to sex & to gender identity. In many ways it was uplifting to be
part of that meeting. I am a Professor of Law, tenured, protected in terms of being able to speak in a respectful manner based on specific evidence, and supported to undertake research on topical and timely issues. That has not protected me from the harassment & abuse dished out
by the transactivist lobby. This week I picked up my post & received three more hard copy letters (separate to the daily emails I now receive) from staff and students at universities in the UK and beyond who are scared to express their views for fear of stigmatisation. This week
I found my office door covered in urine, including some that had seeped under the door, and I spent time cleaning it up because I could not bear the smell or the shame of what had happened. Last week I discovered criminal damage explicitly encouraging me to leave the University
because of my views that a woman is defined by law as biological not psychological. I have been attacked and vilified personally and professionally on social media by a senior Professor at another University who keeps threatening me with action (legal and/or re my employer), …

We Are Experimenting On Children


bob-withers-800x480Psychotherapist Bob Withers on the dangers of trans ideology.

The number of children identifying as transgender is on the rise. Referrals to the NHS’s Tavistock Gender Identity Development Service have increased by an astonishing 2,500 per cent in the past nine years. Psychotherapist Bob Withers is concerned that large numbers of children are being transitioned unnecessarily, and that discussion of this phenomenon is being closed down by trans activists. spiked caught up with him to find out more.

spiked: What first made you want to intervene in this debate?

Bob Withers: 25 years ago I had my first ever trans client. Chris had been living as a trans woman for nine years but had decided to de-transition. By that stage, he had lost his penis. Looking back, he felt he identified as a woman for psychological reasons. But he had fallen in with the trans community and got the idea in his head that he needed to transition with surgery. You have to have counselling in order to get the hormones and the surgery, but his friends in the trans community told him what to say.

Most people, including children, who want to transition nowadays are coached online by trans activists. They are told what to tell therapists in order to improve their chances of getting surgery and hormones. Most have already made up their minds that transitioning is the answer to their problems.

But if 10 years down the line, if you find that transitioning does not fix everything, you cannot go back, you have permanently altered your body. And so it became a mission of mine to try to help people like Chris before they have surgery, to work psychologically on the issues that they are actually suffering from.

Read More HERE.


Sandy Draws Badly Within Twitter Guidelines


Serving Women

The woman who made this video was banned from Facebook for 7 days for hate speech. She was upset because she went to a training at a shelter for battered women and was told she would have to accept that men are women if they say they are and that she must never question anyone about their stated “gender”. (Although, the guys are not really passing as women, it’s part of the sexual paraphilia to believe they are getting away with their masquerade.)  So basically, any woman who works in any kind of service agency that was created by and for women, to protect women from male violence, is now being forced to pretend a man is really a woman if he says he is and let him into the private areas where women are seeking shelter from battery and sexual abuse by males.

There is a vicious war being waged against women and leftist idiots are setting the fires under women’s feet, forcing us to lie and silencing us everywhere we once felt free to express our pain.

People are male or female and are not interchangeable, no matter what the masculinist corporate medical cartel tries to sell you about sex change. Male socialization happens to boys whether they are straight or gay or suffer from autogynephilia and get their rocks off in feminine clothes and make-up. And that is problem with men, they ALL believe they have the right to take women’s time, energy,  labor and private spaces. If you think there’s a problem with gender then you need to shrink male privilege, not expand it by opening women’s spaces to men with personality disorders that make them act out feminine stereotypes.

The Eugenic Medical Abuse of Vulnerable Children


From The Daily Mail:

School has SEVENTEEN children changing gender as teacher says vulnerable pupils are being ‘tricked’ into believing they are the wrong sex.

  • The Mail On Sunday reveals that 17 pupils are in the process of changing gender
  • Most of children undergoing transformation are autistic according to teacher 
  • This means that 150 autistic teenagers were issued with puberty blocker drugs 

An astonishing 17 pupils at a single British school are in the process of changing gender, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

Most of the youngsters undergoing the transformation are autistic, according to a teacher there, who said vulnerable children with mental health problems were being ‘tricked’ into believing they are the wrong sex.

The whistleblower says few of the transgender children are suffering from gender dysphoria – the medical term for someone who feels they were born in the wrong body – but are just easily influenced, latching on to the mistaken belief they are the wrong sex as a way of coping with the problems caused by autism.

Read more here.



     by 4thWaveNow

4thWaveNow reached out to Gallus Mag of GenderTrender after WordPress dumped the site yesterday. In her most recent post, Gallus Mag  broke the full story of a Canadian MTF trans activist who has launched “human rights” complaints against a group of women’s salon workers who were unwilling to touch and wax male genitalia. GallusMag revealed other details about the activist’s prior social media activities, some of which pertained to underage girls.

GenderTrender’s importance as a groundbreaking investigative reporting outlet covering the excesses of transgender activism cannot be overestimated. The site has also served as an incubator and launching pad for many other bloggers and writers; 4thWaveNow’s founder counts herself among them. The loss of GenderTrender is a huge blow. It is also the latest casualty in a growing clash between–on one side, a loose coalition of feminists, parents, gay and lesbian people, detransitioners, free speech advocates, and many supporters; and on the other side, a collection of extremist transgender advocates who will tolerate no dissent from anyone, from any quarter.

Gallus Mag’s statement follows.


by Gallus Mag of GenderTrender pulled the plug on GenderTrender, TransgenderTropes101, RadfemReview, etc. on Friday November 16. I was notified via email by “Sal P.” of Automattic, the company that administers He stated:


We received a report regarding the publication of private/personal information on your blogs. Specifically, the malicious publication of private details of a person’s gender identity.

Publishing this type of content is forbidden by our Terms of Service, and as such your account has been suspended.

If you would like to continue publishing this type of information, you are free to export your content, and move it to a more appropriate WordPress host

To download your content and take it elsewhere, you can use the export tool below for a limited time:”

Presumably the “malicious publication of private details of a person’s gender identity” referred to Jonathan Yaniv, the subject of my final post on November 8. Since that post, Mr. Yaniv has been successful at using false DMCA requests to remove public information about himself from the internet (see Twitter and Facebook).

I wrote back to Automattic/ and informed them of my longstanding policy to never post information from private sources (such as private social media accounts or Facebook groups, etc.) and reiterated the blog’s longstanding support of the rights of everyone affected by gender to hold their own beliefs without facing harassment or discrimination. I asked them to reinstate the blogs, as they had been suspended in error.

I received a response today, November 17, from an individual named “Knox”, who stated:


According to our Privacy Policy, the malicious publication of private details related to gender identity includes publishing former names. You can see more information regarding this policy at:

If you would like to continue publishing this type of information, you are free to export your content, and move it to a more appropriate WordPress host

To download your content and take it elsewhere, you can use the export tool below for a limited time:”

This clarified for me that Automattic/Wordpress now considers the publishing of former names a form of malicious publication, if that individual declares a “transgender identity”. I looked at the portion of the TOS linked to by “Knox” and noted that five days after my post on Jonathan Yaniv’s human rights complaints against women who refused to wax his balls, Automattic/ enacted a new, unannounced, change to their Terms of Service that redefined “the malicious publication of private details” to include any reference to the legal or former name of any individual who declares a transgender identity.

There are over 36,000 blogs on Automattic/ that refer to the individual many know as Bruce Jenner. According to the new, unannounced TOS, these blogs are committing an act of malicious publication of Jenner’s private information and are subject to immediate removal from the platform without warning.

To be clear: As of November 13, 2018, the former life of any individual who now declares themselves transgender can never be referred to using materials which reveal the name they formerly used, even if it is their legal name, the name they used last week, or the name by which they are commonly known. For example, quoting news sources which identified serial killer “Donna Perry” by his former name Douglas Perry has become an act of “malicious publication” according to Automattic/WordPress.comwhich will result in sudden removal of the blog (and any other unrelated blogs by the same author) from the platform, without prior notification or opportunity for appeal, even if that post was made prior to the unannounced changes to the TOS.

Will this new policy be widely enforced? Of course not. I believe this change to the WordPress TOS was hastily conceived as a guise to censor lesbian and feminist authors who are critical of “gender identity” ideology, specifically those who investigate or critique the actors behind various political or judicial campaigns to limit the rights of women. I believe this change is a direct result of GenderTrender’s exposure of Jonathan Yaniv, the figure behind 16 Canadian human rights complaints against women who declined to wax his balls, as an alleged sexual predator. I believe this unannounced change to the TOS, applied retroactively without prior warning or notification, is a ruse to justify the specific targeted censorship of certain popular long running lesbian and feminist blogs who critique the ingrained (and sometimes criminal!) misogyny of the transgender movement. I believe this is an organized, intentional initiative by to eliminate lesbian and feminist criticism and exposure of the epidemic harassment, predation, and sex-specific terrorism of male bodied people upon female bodied people, regardless of their personal “identity”.

As for “The future of GenderTrender”(and the other websites): contrary to the kind offer of “Sal P.” and “Knox” of Automattic, it is not possible to simply transfer the site to another host. Only a “live” blog can be transferred to another host. This is why it took 8 months for an archive to be created for RadfemHub (which was only online for a year) after the failure to renew the domain account by the wealthy patron it was entrusted to took it offline. By taking GenderTrender offline, Automattic/ has removed my access to my own work, specifically all media, images, screen caps and gifs published over 8 years in posts and comments. Their suggestion that I may export my content to another host is a fiction. Deleted blogs cannot be transferred. All media property posted on GenderTrender has been effectively stolen by Automattic/ Piecing 8 years of blog content together manually from recovered or found sources would be cost and time prohibitive. I have requested that Automattic provide me with a transferrable export of GenderTrender and my other blogs and am breathlessly awaiting their reply. /s

I do have personal copies of the text of most of my original posts. Maybe I’ll put some of them somewhere at some point.

I would like to thank everyone who supported GenderTrender, with your readership, contributions, re-posts, and your beautiful beautiful comments. You taught me so much. What an incredible honor. I’m especially sad for the elimination of certain contributor posts, especially “FTM Detransitioning Experience: Quitting T and Getting Back to Life As A Woman” which was always one of my top rated posts and a source of great comfort and information for women looking to get off testosterone, many of whom shared vital perspectives in the comments. Also some of the guest posts from women recovering from partnership with autogynephiles (“trans widows”) with extensive critical information in comments from other survivors. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to effectively safeguard your important work and contributions against the censorial power of the misogynist men running Automattic/ who lack all ethics.

I believe what Automattic/ is doing to lesbian and feminist bloggers is criminal. I support a Congressional Inquiry into the selective censorship conducted by US based social media and blogging platforms. I support government regulation of such companies as public utilities, subject to constitutional law regarding freedom of speech.

Thank You.

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