What’s current: Trans kid trend shapes Alberta custody battle

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Custody battle spurs debate on the relationship between child transgenderism and parenting. Judges, psychologists, and families are divided on how to approach children who desire (or don’t desire) to transition far before the onset of puberty.

And the latest dude to fly the f-word flag is… Tim Kaine?

“And I remember thinking, ‘Wow, I’m going to have the chance now to not be the top of the ticket. I’m going to be a strong man supporting the first strong woman to be president of the United States.’ And as important as it is to normalize that a woman can be president, it’s also important to normalize that strong men can support a woman as president.”

Ben Johnson of the Windsor Spitfires is finally convicted of sexual assault. Johnson will have to remain on the sex offender’s registry for 20 years and will spend three years in prison.

Seasoned journalist John Doyle gives us a painfully shallow and paternalistic thought piece about sugar babies — young women who trade casual “dating” relationships with rich older men for coin. Next up: a five-point listicle on quantum physics.

When your period becomes disabling: Katie Rogers at the New York Times discusses a range of reasons for blocking one’s monthly visitor. 

Jess Martin
Jess Martin

Jess Martin is a public relations professional, an aspiring writer, and an assistant editor at Feminist Current. She prefers to write about feminist topics, disability, or environmental issues, but could be persuaded to broaden her horizons in exchange for payment and/or food. In her spare time Jess can be found knitting, gardening, or lying in the fetal position, mulling over political theory that no one in their right mind cares about.

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  • Hannah

    That trans article was full of stupidity.

    “More young transgender people are coming out, a sign that societal attitudes are becoming more welcoming when it comes to gender issues” No mention of how increasingly rigid gender roles have become again. Or the fact that if an impressionable child likes things associated with the opposite sex and you plant the idea that they are trans in their head, they’ll, you know, think they’re trans. Let kids be kids for fucks sake.

    “The psychiatrist says people are born with their gender identity, just like sexual orientation or the ability to walk.” more bullshit. I get the whole “born this way” thing for the gay movement for political reasons but even sexual orientation, like pretty much every human behaviour is influenced by upbringing.

    It’s sick that they’re selling kids being trans younger and younger as a good thing. Setting them up for a lifetime of surgery, hormones, and sterilization (!!) all because a boy likes pink and butterflies or a girl likes trucks. Sick sick sick. Like I said, let kids be kids.

    • Mitochondrial Eve

      And the thing is, there isn’t even any vigorous scientific research being done on the possible adverse long term health effects of synthetic hormones on prepubescent children. The lack of scientific studies in conjunction to the widespread acceptance of these treatments is not only alarming, but terrifying. Where the hell are my fellow biomedical researchers? Have they been brainwashed or paid off by the trans cult?

  • will

    Oh that “trans” kid ruling…

    This reminds me of friends of mine whose son, when he was very young, loved to wear sparkly dresses and dangly earrings, especially when they went out in public (they lived in the country and did not have TV at the time). His parents simply let him dress as he liked, “Aiden’s favourite clothes are his blue pants, his white sneakers, his silver dress and his red feather earrings”. Just that.

    Now Aiden is in his early teens. He no longer has any particular interest in dresses, does exceptionally well in school, is involved in outdoor sports and playing music and has lots of friends both boys and girls. He’s a terrific person of whom I am extremely fond. I am so grateful that his parents had enough sense to simply let him be himself. Had he been subject to what so many kids are these days, he could be in quite a mess right now.

  • Helen A. Handbasket

    On the Ben Johnson article:

    “Munroe said he was impressed by the more than 100 character letters by friends and family for Johnson.
    ‘I don’t find Mr. Johnson is a bad person,’ Munroe said.
    Munroe said he was most moved by the letter from Johnson’s father and hometown friend.
    […] He comes from a large family and raised with a strong religious background in upper Michigan, Munroe said.
    He added Johnson is a hard worker and will have little trouble reintegrating into the community.”

    NOPE. NOPE. NOPE. This is the only line that should matter:

    “Johnson was found guilty in September of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at a downtown nightclub in 2013.”

    RAPIST, not “good man who went astray.” I feel like I’ve taken crazy pills this world is so ass-backwards!

  • Vestigia

    The trans article is deplorable and an insult to all that is decent in this world. Children are not transitioning at quicker rates. Their moms are nuts. Children never transitioned until this new political agenda came out and older people know that. Many people are seeing the new trans ‘trend’ as a contagion. It has been proven that 80% and higher of kids who think they want to be the opposite sex correct themselves to their birth sex if left alone. What is happening with children and teens is nothing short of criminal and I am really disappointed with our cowardly government and any other group who is promoting this agenda. It is government sanction child abuse.