The statistics we are not allowed to know. If we do not know how many students are affected by transgender ideation, which cohorts or demographics are most affected, and whether or not the numbers are increasing, how can our education system provide the care and support our children (and parents) need?
November 2023 Newsletter (Click to read)
Has Christmas come early? RGE welcomes the Coalition Agreement commitment to remove the ideological RSE Guide.
Push back from parents (and others) A substack covering national and international actions opposing gender ideology.
In this 5 minute video, Abigail Shrier explains the phenomenon of Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria (ROGD) and its tragic effects on a generation of (mostly) girls. She says, “Schools can and should insist that every child be treated respectfully without sowing gender confusion in an entire population.”
October 2023 Newsletter (Click to read)
Dealing with the Curriculum. Our substack that explains the curriculum, RSE Guide, and hoe InsideOut and Family Planning fit into the picture.
The Trans Rule of Silence. A young woman has written in The Telegraph 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.”
Gender identity activisim in UK schools. ‘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.
New MOE principal eligibility criteria dictate that they must "uphold the rights of gender and sexual identities."
September 2023 Newsletter (Click to read)
RGE speech at Let Women Speak rally 20 September.
Resist Gender Education has made a submission to the United Nations Periodic Review about the infiltration of gender ideology into our schools and the resultant human rights breaches for children, parents, and teachers.
Sonia Sodha argues in the Observer for comprehensive government guidance on transgender issues for schools in the UK.
A worrying increase in sexual assaults in NZ schools and the inadequate response from government agencies are discussed by Carol Anderson and Leo Donnelly in this Post article.
Time for Action! (some content has been removed by request of the Electoral Commission.)
Speak up for Women has written an open letter to the Ministry of Health highlighting “the recent evidence-based findings completed by other countries’ health agencies or other independent organisations and/or researchers.” A summary of the studies and key excerpts were listed in the letter which you can read here.
Detransitioning documentary. (link to full documentary) In what is billed as “the most controversial Spotlight story this year”, which aired on 3 September, Australian channel 7News spoke to parents, doctors, and detransitioners and asked the question: “Is a generation being brainwashed?”
August 2023 Newsletter (Click to read )
Parents against the Zeitgeist. "Beyond the Birds and the Bees" is a new app and website launched by Canterbury University that does contain some good information but also has many concerning aspects regarding the teaching of gender ideology as fact and age-inappropriate sexuality content.
Fishhooks in Inclusive Education Policy. Every school must have an 'Inclusive Education' policy but beneath the nice-sounding words, there are fishhooks.
Unteach the Overreach is an international day of protest on September 14 against the teaching of gender identity ideology in schools. Parents will withdraw their children from school for the day and send a message to principals and school authorities, asking them to respect parental rights in the care of their children, and to base sex education on facts.
RGE now has a Youtube channel. Watch our presentation to the 2022 CATA conference in Nelson here. https://www.youtube.com/@ResistGenderEducation
July 2023 Newsletter (Click to read)
RGE Speech 22 July 2023 Nelson Instead of schools supporting and encouraging children to accept their bodies and each other, some are sending confused and anxious children down a gender identity path towards radical and irreversible changes to their bodies. This is not kindness, or acceptance, or inclusion.
What Hutt Valley High School is teaching kids about sex. By Laura Lopez. This New Zealand school hosts a club for sharing advice on breast binding and cross-sex hormones.
Consultation – use it or lose it. What are the legal requirements for schools to consult with parents about the content of relationship and sexuality education? What can parents do if they are dissatisfied with the consultation offered?
June 2023 Newsletter (Click to read)
Don’t take Pride in Promoting Pseudoscience by Colin Wright. Colin is a biologist who clearly explains why sex is not on a spectrum. “The distinction between sex and gender must first be disentangled. The term “sex” signifies whether a person is male or female, a categorization rooted in objective reproductive biology. Conversely, “gender” is usually characterized by notions of masculinity and femininity or the social roles, behaviors, and expressions traditionally linked to sex.”
Joyce Activated Issue 51 by Dr Helen Joyce. In this open to the public article, Helen describes the harms of gender ideology and how proposed hate speech laws will silence any opposition. “It’s particularly harmful to children, because children believe what adults tell them. They’re suggestible, their identities are still in formation, and the idea that you can really be a member of the opposite sex is a seductive one for quite a lot of them. Disproportionately the ones who are going to grow up gay, the ones who have autistic-spectrum disorders, the anxious or self-harming or depressed ones, the ones who are being abused.”
Press statement 21 June 2023. In response to a New Zealand teacher losing his right to teach after he refused to use opposite sex pronouns for a student.
RGE Speech 11 June 2023. The implications of adopting pro trans policies and teaching gender ideology in schools are widespread and significant.
Drag for teens, anyone? Since publishing our Pride is Propaganda (see below), we have learnt of a new alarming Pride event organised by InsideOut. On Thursday night 15 June, InsideOut will host a Zoom meeting for teens aged 13+. There will be a panel of four drag Queens who will, in their words, “school” the teens on “everything from beginner tips and tricks to inspiration and community”.
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.”