What’s Current: CBC pulls documentary about transing kids after complaints from trans activists

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  • The CBC pulls BBC documentary, Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best?, after complaints from trans activists.
  • President Donald Trump responds to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s call for him to resign over numerous sexual harassment and sexual assaulted allegations numerous  by suggesting that the Senator had visited his office willing to do “anything” for donations. Over 100 Democratic lawmakers have called for a congressional investigation of Trump’s alleged sexual misconduct.
  • In China, “virtue schools” for women discourage female ambition and train women to be obedient.
  • Sex traffickers are smuggling North Korean women into China to prostitute or sell as brides, exploiting chronic hunger in North Korea and a demographic shortfall of women in China caused by parents’ preference for sons under the one-child policy.
  • Sexual violence is widespread in UK schools, and a new survey reveals that more than one in three girls in mixed secondary schools has been sexually harassed.
  • Women in mental health wards in Victoria, Australia are being sexually assaulted by male patients.
Natasha Chart
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.

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  • lk

    “In light of our own further review of the doc, coupled with audience reaction, we have decided not to air Transgender Kids. We think there are other docs that better offer insight into the realities of the transgender community and we look forward to airing those in the future.”

    Translation: TRA’s said that airing this documentary would literally kill transkids and create transphobia. We will not air documentaries that even question transideology. We look forward to airing documentaries in the future that explain how sex is on a spectrum, that male and female are internal feelings, that healthy children should take hormones to stop puberty, that adults should remove healthy body parties so that their bodies reflect their feelings and that tax payer dollars should pay for trans medical services.

    In the trailer for the documentary, someone says “not all boys have a penis and not all girls have a vagina”

    Omg, is there like a requirement that if you support transideology, you must say that?

  • lk

    Yes, a big part of transideology seems to be that nearly anything constitutes oppression, bigotry and marginalization.

    The mere presences of someone who disagrees with anything transrelated is to blame for the murder and/or suicidal thoughts of any person who is transidentified.

    A lesbian does not want to date a biological male?-oppression!!!
    Someone calls a male a he?-bigotry!!!
    Disagree with the claim that a neovagina is exactly like a female vagaina?-hatred!!!!

    It’s absolutely ridiculous.

    • esuth

      One of my best friends is a gay man in his late 50s who lost countless friends and companions in the aids epidemic. He rarely talks about his experiences in the 80s but I can tell that the scars from that time are never going to heal. It almost seems akin to the guilt that plagued the people who survived the holocaust while their families and friends died. When I think about all the shit he went through, all his friends dying and the government doing nothing about it, I cannot believe that young queers of today threaten suicide when someone looks at them funny. They have no fucking idea.