Sex secrets in schools? When the BDMRR comes into effect on June 15, anyone, including children of any age, will be able to change the sex marker on their birth certificate by a simple statutory declaration. (Reposted from our May newsletter with the links corrected.)
May 2023 newsletter (Note the missing links in this newsletter are restored in the "Sex Secrets in Schools" post above.
Anatomy of a Medical Scandal by Victoria Smith. This review of Hannah Barnes' book "Time to Think" (about the collapse of the Tavistock Clinic) asks why everyone ignored "the elephant in the room, namely that human beings cannot change sex and the most vulnerable children should not be encouraged to believe that they can".
Transition Alley by Andrew Anthony. The Listener May 13 2023.
The use of puberty blockers is “a dispute about science, best practice and the protection of young and vulnerable people.”
The Transgender Children's Crusade. by Kay S Hymowitz. "Gender identity, with its vision of autonomous children in touch with their innermost authentic desires, negates all we know about adolescence, just as it does early childhood… Whether they realize it or not, supporters are showing a wilful ignorance about child nature and endorsing views completely at odds with child psychology and legal and cultural traditions…"
Young children do not need lengthy expositions about gender identity.
April 2023 newsletter (Click to read)
March 2023 newsletter (Click to read)
Follow the Science, Mr Hipkins. An open letter from RGE to the new Prime Minister.
Is it possible for a teacher in NZ to be openly critical of gender theory? The teaching of gender identity ideology is a new practice in Aotearoa and raises many questions for teachers who do not subscribe to the belief.
Redefining boys and girls by Laura Lopez. “Gender ideology redefines what it means to be male or female. Being female is redefined as feeling that you fit female stereotypes. Being male is redefined as feeling that you fit male stereotypes.”
February 2023 newsletter (Click to read)
What is the situation in New Zealand in relation to puberty blockers?
Parents force review of schools trans guidance
Read how they did it here
Most children identifying as transgender are simply going through a “transient phase”, new NHS guidance states.Doctors caring for youngsters distressed about their gender have been told that it is not a “neutral act” to help them transition socially by using their preferred new names or pronouns.
In the UK a cross party Biology Policy Unit has been set up which will help ensure policies across the public sector based on gender Identity theory are scrutinised so that women and children’s rights are not compromised
September Newsletter (click to read)
Puberty Suppression: Medicine or Malpractice?
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August Newsletter (Click to read)
Dr Dianna Kenny’s answers to questions at the CATA conference
ROGD Awareness Day 16 August
Tuesday, August 16 is ‘ROGD Awareness Day’. Amongst all the acronyms for LGBTQIAP2S+ that saturate our media, you could be forgiven for not being familiar with this one. ROGD stands for Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria and was coined by Dr Lisa Littman in 2018. It describes the phenomenon she investigated whereby large cohorts of adolescent girls were suddenly identifying as transgender or non-binary, often at the same time. Read more here...
Report of the CATA Conference 5 August
When the Child and Adolescent Therapist Association (CATA) Conference was first announced there was an immediate outcry from groups that said the conference would be distressing and upsetting to trans people. Although the conference organisers emphasised that its purpose was to “provide accurate information based on science and evidence,” the verbal and physical threats continued, and the Conference was forced to move to a secret location, where it took place without disruption. Read our report here...
RGE Presentation to CATA conference
View the presentation made to the CATA conference on behalf of Resist Gender Education.
July Newsletter (Click to read)
FDA Adds Dire Warning to Puberty Blocker Label
The US Federal Drug Agency (FDA) has reported that some children who received GnRH agonists (puberty blockers) have experienced a serious side effect which results in elevated spinal fluid pressure in the brain. It is updating the safety labels for the drug. Read more here...
The Opinion Stuff Would Not Publish
Fern Hickson was offered an 800 word opinion piece by Stuff to counter the misinformation in its 10 June criticism of the upcoming Child and Adolescent Therapists Association conference on the impacts of transgender ideology. That was duly supplied but Stuff’s senior editors refused to print it on the grounds it was “pejorative and prejudiced”, although they did not specify which parts of the carefully referenced writing they objected to. You can read the opinion piece here and try to spot the offending words for yourself.
You can read our June Newsletter here.
Letter to LIANZA
In this letter to the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa we express our disquiet about the recent tour of “Rainbow Storytime” around more than 20 public libraries and ask it, as the professional body for librarians, to withdraw support for this show.
An Open Letter to Australia's Doctors
Dr Dylan Wilson describes the problems with the gender affirmative pathway for children and why he will never refer a child to the paediatric gender service at his local hospital. Read the letter here
Watching the beliefs of gender identity ideology becoming entrenched in our education system has led many parents and teachers to question what rights they have when faced with this ideology. We sent several important questions to a range of government agencies and report here on the dispiriting replies.
Opening Pandora’s Box
This careful review, written by a parent with a graduate degree in psychology, reveals how the Ministry of Education’s Relationship and Sexuality resources “send messages that create the risks of psychological and physical harms, and encourage schools to keep secrets from parents.”