Discover more from Resist Gender Education
Resist Gender Education will have a speaker at both of these upcoming events. Just turn up to the protest on 31 October, or buy a ticket for the webinar on 10 November.
To read the programme and order your ticket, go to: https://bit.ly/bestpracticeingendercare Subsidised tickets are available, if needed.
Some highlights of the programme are:
9.15–10.15am Joe Burgo and Alasdair Gunn (Genspect) - Introducing the Gender Care Framework - new, best practice guidelines.
11.00–11.45am Ngahuia Te Awekotuku - Sexuality and gender in the early Māori world.
2-3pm Sue Middleton and Margaret Curnow - Sex, Gender, Identity and Schools.
3-4pm Discussion hosted by Alasdair Gunn - Parenting in the age of social contagion and gender confusion.
Thursday, November 9 is the next day for taking action against the creep of gender ideology into our schools. We suggest writing to your school and local library to ask them to stock the books below.
“My Body is Me” by Rachel Rooney is an upbeat, rhyming, picture book, aimed at 3-6 year olds. It was written in conjunction with Transgender Trend. It introduces children to the workings of the human body, and celebrates similarities and differences while challenging sex stereotypes. It also aims to promote a positive self-image and foster self-care skills. The text is inclusive for children with physical or sensory disabilities.
A useful book for 10 year olds and over is “The Book of No Worries: A survival guide for growing up” by Lizzie Cox and Tanja Stevanovic. It provides tips on how to handle growing up, including managing self image and how common it is for kids going through puberty to dislike their bodies and themselves.
For older teenagers, a new book by Holly Bourne, “You Could Be So Pretty”, aims to encourage readers to question the porn-influenced sexual violence that they might think is normal. (We would welcome a review of this book for a future substack.)
In this Daily Mail article, Holly describes her harrowing experiences as a former online sex and relationships adviser for young people, and says, “I believe the widespread consumption of hardcore pornography is now a public health emergency.”
“My main character, Belle, thinks something's wrong with her because she doesn't want to re-enact porn. Instead she craves connection and tenderness. I wanted to normalise young girls resisting what's expected of them. To attack this new sexual script where violence is accepted and welcomed.”
“We need to challenge the stories that teens are being taught about sex. We need to find ways to effectively teach them that 'it's OK not to want this' and 'it's illegal to do this'. To let them know that sex can be about consent, patience, tenderness and pleasure.”
Parent meetings snowball
From north of Auckland to Invercargill parents are organising meetings to learn about the content of RSE and how to counter gender ideology in their schools. The recent statement by Erica Stanford that, if she is appointed as Minister of Education, she will “deal with the RSE document” is very welcome, but parents continuing to get together and speak out will be vital to rolling back an ideology that has an established stranglehold on many schools, teacher organisations, academics, political leaders, and Ministry of Education staff.
World news roundup
Mastectomies on minors - Canada
Hundreds of underaged Canadian girls have had their healthy breasts surgically removed in the name of so-called ‘gender affirming’ medicine.
Data collated by the Canadian Institute for Health Information show that, since 2018, 602 young girls under the age of 18 were recorded as having undergone a double-mastectomy. Nearly half were under the age of 17 and the youngest recorded was just 14 years old.
These figures are shocking enough but they do not provide the whole picture since they exclude mastectomies performed at Quebec hospitals and they do not take into account surgeries carried out in private clinics.
Inquiry into medicalised gender affirmation of minors voted down - Australia.
Moira Deeming, the Liberal state MP who was expelled from her party after supporting the ‘Let Women Speak’ event in Melbourne in March, had her motion for an inquiry into gender medicine for minors voted down in the Victorian parliament by the Labour/Greens majority. In this powerful video response she says, “I didn’t think that this motion would get up. I just wanted to have it on record the exact names of all the people who voted against this commonsense motion.”
School suspension for objecting to boy in girls’ toilets - Australia
An autistic Australian schoolgirl was suspended from her school after expressing her concern about a trans-identified boy using the female toilets.
10-year-old Kenzie was extremely confused and uncomfortable on discovering a trans-identified male student in the girls’ bathroom. She questioned his being there and told him that if he has ‘boy parts’ then he should use the boys’ toilet.
The school suspended Kenzie, claiming that she had behaved “In a manner that posed a danger, whether actual, perceived or threatened, to the health, safety or wellbeing of any person”. (Surely a male student using the female toilets is far more likely to be posing a ‘danger, whether actual or perceived’ to the ‘safety or wellbeing’ of the girls whose spaces he is invading?)
Kenzie’s mother commented, “Being autistic things are very black and white. She had no previous knowledge. She needed support but there was no support whatsoever.”
The trans rule of silence - the United Kingdom
A young woman has written about her sister’s indoctrination by the gender cult and the devastating effect on their family. For four years, her sister claimed she was a boy, but recently she said, “I used to think I was trans. Now I realise it was my ADHD and autism.”
The young woman wrote about her own experiences of this traumatic time: “I couldn’t tell my friends about any of this. I was afraid I would be labelled transphobic and unloving for refusing to blindly accept that my sister was really a boy. I badly wanted to support her, but I knew my sister so well, and knew this wasn’t who she was… There are strict rules my generation is expected to follow when it comes to trans, and I know I’d be breaking them if I told the full story and how it made me feel.”
Conversion therapy ban would undermine “watchful waiting” - the United Kingdom
This report in the Observer, describes how the push for a “conversion therapy” ban would make the provision of exploratory therapy for gender dysphoria effectively impossible. The ban has been linked to parallel proposals to ban gay conversion therapy; yet the fluidity of gender dysphoria makes it a completely different phenomenon to sexual orientation. Further, no-one has been able to precisely define what “trans conversion therapy” is and a government-commissioned study found no evidence that such therapy is happening in the UK.
Gender identity activism in schools - the United Kingdom
‘Cynthia’ (a pseudonym) is a 15 year-old state secondary school pupil in the Uk who has written for Transgender Trend previously about gender identity ideology in schools and the problems caused for girls through ‘trans’ policies. Here she writes her account of the culture of intolerance and fear created by gender identity activism in schools, and the impact of social transition on all pupils.