Men’s Rights Activists and Gender Identity Watch

Trinity Aodh Melody Hensley M. A. Melby Veronica K. Berglyd Olsen Kim Rippere Mary Ellen Sikes Dana Lane Taylor

Men’s Rights Activists, including Trinity AodhMelody HensleyM. A. Melby (also known as Marian Elaine Melby Aanerud), Veronica K. Berglyd OlsenKim RippereMary Ellen Sikes and Dana Lane Taylor, have started yet another petition to ask the Southern Poverty Law Center to declare a website run by a handful of volunteers (to discuss how gender identity as a legal concept is erasing the category of “Woman” and is making it impossible for Women to organize as and with Women) a “hate group.” Taylor, best known for harassing lesbian feminist Cathy Brennan about her rape, is also well-known for creating multiple sock puppet accounts to harass all Women who know he is Male.

Calling political speech that does not toe the liberal line “hate speech” is a common tactic of Queer and Liberal organizations. Rather than free and open debate, such MRAs want you to embrace thought-terminating cliches like  “Transwomen are Women.” These MRAs – who are invariably White Males who “identify” as Women or heterosexual “Queer” Women who have no investment in Lesbian community – continually harass the Southern Poverty Law Center, which actually has its hands full tracking racist hate groups across the country.

Petition | Southern Poverty Law Center: Monitor Gender Identity Watch as a Hate Group | Change.org.

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4 thoughts on “Men’s Rights Activists and Gender Identity Watch

  1. Since we are on the subject of human rights, the sterilization of perfectly healthy children is generally viewed as a human rights abuse.

    Lupron is one of the GnRH agonists that are given to “gender dysphoric” children.

    ***Investigation into Lupron Side Effects (Leuprolide Acetate)***

    http://www.petition2congress.com/1902/investigation-lupron-side-effects-leuprolide-acetate/

    “The FDA reports that, as long ago as 1999, it had received adverse drug reports about Lupron® from 4,228 women and 2,943 men.1 These side effects included: tingling, itching, headache and migraine, dizziness, severe joint pain, difficulty breathing, chest pain, nausea, depression, emotional instability, dimness of vision, fainting, weakness, amnesia, hypertension, muscular pain, bone pain, nausea/vomiting, asthma, abdominal pain, insomnia, chronic enlargement of the thyroid, liver function abnormality, vision abnormality, and anxiety, and others.2 In 325 of these cases, the women required hospitalization; 25 women died.3 At the time, the FDA said that it did not have enough staff capacity to assess any causal effect in these cases.”

    http://nwhn.org/lupron%C2%AE-%E2%80%93-what-does-it-do-women%E2%80%99s-health

    Hypothalamus kicks out GnRH which the pituitary gland uses to release follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) from the anterior pituitary.

    GnRH agonists are used to treat hormone sensitive advanced prostate cancer and severe endometriosis in women. They shut down the hormones that stimulate tumor growth and spur the growth of endometrial tissues. GnRH agonists are also used for precocious puberty (puberty when kids shouldn’t normally go through puberty). Precocious puberty is NOT the same thing as transgender. Here is something from the Mayo Clinic website.

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/precocious-puberty/DS00883

    Completing puberty too early means the child may have fewer growth years. The kid may not reach his or her full adult height. Below is a link to the Mayo Clinic.

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/precocious-puberty/DS00883/DSECTION=causes*

    Lupron is not the only GnRH agonist drugs. Supprelin (histrelin acetate) is a GnRH agonist that is used for central precocious puberty. It’s an implant that is inserted in the arm. Completing puberty too early means the child may have fewer growth years. The kid may not reach his or her expected adult height.

    What they are doing is basically giving a drug used to treat central precocious puberty to “gender dysphoric” children.

    The transgender community and the clinics who prescribe puberty suppressing drugs to children always say that they are reversible. This is only partially true and they know it. Depending on where you live, with parental approval, cross gender hormones can start at age 16. Some children go straight from puberty suppressing drugs to cross gender hormones.

    Treatment with puberty delaying drugs leads to sterilization if it is followed with the administration of cross sex hormones at 16 years, as the Brill and Pepper handbook on “transgender” children (2008), explains, “the choice to progress from GnRH inhibitors to estrogen without fully experiencing male puberty should be viewed as giving up one’s fertility, and the family and child should be counseled accordingly” (Brill & Pepper, 2008, p. 216). For girls, sterilization is the outcome too, because “eggs do not mature until the body goes through puberty” (Brill & Pepper, 2008, p. 216).

    Even transgender activists and the doctors who prescribe GnRH agonists are aware of the fertility issue:

    Will it affect my chances of having children?

    Yes –almost everyone who takes GnRH agonists with become infertile. If you wish to store any semen/eggs before starting treatment then this should be discussed at the clinic. Fertility is restored back to normal for most individuals upon stoppingthe drug. However, if you also take testosterone or oestrogen, then these hormones may have a more permanent effect on fertility.

    http://www.shsc.nhs.uk/_documentbank/GnRH_Agonist_Leaflet.pdf

    Do parents have the right to compromise the future fertility of their children? This could be construed as a human rights violation.

    Deliberate delaying a normal part of human development, adolescence, because of what basically amounts to a questionable psychiatric diagnosis in healthy children assumes all the following:

    (a.) The diagnosis of “gender dysphoria” is correct to being with, and there isn’t something else going on in the child’s life.

    (b.) The child is completely free from any parental, peer, or cultural influences. How much is “gender dysphoria” in a 12 year old child, and how do we separate this from everything the parents read on transgender websites and blogs? How much is actual “gender dysphoria” or GID and how much is parental discomfort at having a child that doesn’t fit neatly into sex based gender roles?

    (c.) Children have the mental capacity to decide or choose for themselves.

    It’s a scientific fact that the pre-frontal cortex of the human brain which is sometimes called the judgment center of the brain isn’t fully developed until the early to mid-twenties.

    ”The prefrontal cortex, the part of the frontal lobes lying just behind the forehead, is often referred to as the “CEO of the brain.” This brain region is responsible for cognitive analysis and abstract thought, and the moderation of “correct” behavior in social situations. The prefrontal cortex takes in information from all of the senses and orchestrates thoughts and actions to achieve specific goals.1,2 This brain region gives an individual the capacity to exercise “good judgment” when presented with difficult life situations. Brain research indicating that brain development is not complete until near the age of 25, refers specifically to the development of the prefrontal cortex”

    http://www.hhs.gov/opa/familylife/tech_assistance/etraining/adolescent_brain/Development/prefrontal_cortex

    These children might feel different because adolescence is a tumultuous time for all children, but this doesn’t mean that they have the maturity or judgment to make informed decisions.

    I’m not a doctor or a bioethicist, but I thought sterilizing healthy children came with ethical issues.

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  2. In my opinion, the tragic euthanasia of Nancy/Nathan Verhelst after botched sex reassignment surgery was a human rights abuse. How can any rational person not call it a human rights abuse? This still haunts me because it shouldn’t have happened the way it did. First, this poor tormented soul should not have been euthanized. While disgusted with the results of the sex reassignment surgery, Verhelst had no terminal illness. Nancy/Nancy needed long term counseling, love, and acceptance, not a lethal injection. How can anyone read about this death and not sense that this was a human tragedy that should not have occurred. Sex reassignment surgery only made this person more depressed. I would call asking to be euthanized because of severe psychological suffering serious depression. Second, by all accounts, Verhelst came from a dysfunctional home where the mother favored the boys. Why was sex reassignment surgery seen as the only way to fix this deeply troubled person?

    ‘I was ready to celebrate my new birth. But when I looked in the mirror, I was disgusted with myself. ‘My new breasts did not match my expectations and my new penis had symptoms of rejection. I do not want to be… a monster.’

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2440086/Belgian-transsexual-Nathan-Verhelst-44-elects-die-euthanasia-botched-sex-change-operation.html

    Considering Verhelst’s childhood, why were the multiple surgeries involved in sex reassignment surgery seen as the only way to fix this deeply depressed person? Should the field of medicine perform sex reassignment surgery on emotionally vulnerable people? This definitely appears to be the case with Nathan/Nancy Verhelst. Some articles state that the mother clearly favored the brothers.

    Verhelst suffered years of emotional pain before and after his sex change operation, including a tormented childhood, he told Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws.

    “I was the girl that nobody wanted,” he said. “While my brothers were celebrated, I got a storage room above the garage as a bedroom. ‘If only you had been a boy’, my mother complained. I was tolerated, nothing more.”

    http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/belgian-transsexual-dies-euthanasia-botched-sex-change-article-1.1473875#ixzz2lX2UcMAf

    No one will ever know what went on in the mind of Nancy/Nancy Verhelst, but one thing is certain. Sex reassignment surgery failed miserably to heal this deeply troubled soul. I thought that after the euthanasia of Verhelst, doctors, surgeons, and therapists might rethink who they do and do not recommend for sex reassignment surgery. I guess I was wrong.

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  3. Several years ago, I gave money to the Southern Poverty Law Center, and I believe Dees is an incredible man of such intelligence and integrity. I’ve always supported the idea of including transgender identified people in hate crimes legislation along with gay men, lesbians, and people of color. To my knowledge, females are the only historically marginalized, oppressed, and systematically brutalized class of persons who don’t fall under hate crimes legislation.

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