Dawn Ennis shouldn’t be regarded as a credible journalist, much less an informed voice on medical transition in youth.
My objection is with the notion that anyone who opposes trans activists are automatically right-wing. It's laughable that trans activists want to call TERFs right-wing, as if radical feminists were ever conservative. Trans activists don't own the left. They don't represent the left. Hell, trans activists don't even represent all trans people.
The fact is that there are plenty of people on the left who oppose trans activism. Dave Chapelle, JK Rowling, Richard Dawkins, Bette Midler, and Macy Gray are not conservatives. Trans activists want to portray anyone who opposes them as far-right. In reality, trans activists are a small portion of the far-left. Other members of the left, moderates, and conservatives all oppose those activists.
His snide hit piece was a disgraceful. Thoroughly unpleasant man.
Thank you for your bravery, Chloe.
It's very interesting how transitioned people vilify detransitioners, even young adults who were clearly led down a wrong path at a very young age and suffered immense physical and mental pain because of it. It's as if every detransitioner rattles their own instable trans-reality and therefore they need to lash out at anyone who questions it.
Chloe is a gifted writer. Please don’t give up the fight. You will save many young women from a similar or worse fate. Thank you for your courage.
Can’t read the whole article atm but I’ll circle back on this bc I’m always glad to hear from the de-trans perspective.
For those of you who may not know, Colin was on Triggernometry (https://youtu.be/pepLGzBTb0w) and I learned in this interview that he had his Paypal and Etsy accounts shut down for his work and merchandise that challenges the lies of trans identity. I don’t use but I did send Etsy an IG message to let them know why I will never do business with them again. You can sell materials that reflects violence against women on this platform but a man who stands up for women and states basic biological facts is treated like garbage? I can’t!
Well done for taking such a bad attempt at high school playground bullying in such good humour. Putting yourself out there and coping that on the chin is not easy. I appreciate you just stating the obvious for the rest of us. It makes us feel less crazy ourselves and gives me hope for my baby girls (3 and 2) that they won’t have to deal with THIS kind of crazy.
Thank you for speaking out!! It does matter and it is making a difference.
You are so right, an important voice in our time. The bias journalists have bought into is at a webpage called Trans Journalists Association Style Guide. It is an astonished piece of totalitarian propaganda, but tells us that ex-wives (like me), detranstioners, families and those who want to talk valid data are old, tired stories, don't write about them. They pull out the suicide cloak of emotional blackmail at every turn, which contradicts all we know about depressed thought states.
What bothers me the most is the vitriol they wield, razor sharp, at one person who's been through so much, and due to medical malpractice. I had the experience of this translated into legalese of sworn affidavits during my divorce from a man who went down the trans path, groomers clutching exorbitant fees all the way.
I want these doctors and grooming practitioners to answer in court, every one of them.
Ute Heggen, author, In the Curated Woods, True Tales from a Grass Widow (iunivesre, 2022)
He, him, his. Stop calling a man she.
“An idea is something you have; an ideology is something that has you” ― Morris Berman
Clearly on this issue we are traversing highly "ideological" terrain - disconnected from reason, science, and even basic common sense.
Great article but can we please stop calling these awful men “she”?
Wow, if even half of this is true (and I believe that it all is true), Ennis is a complete hot mess and nobody should take his nonsense seriously.
The Rynkiewicz, et al, 2019 study on girls with autism is up on my blog now, with commentary, the abstract and the link to the study on pubmed site. At uteheggengrasswidow.wordpress.com, along with post about the dreadful quote from Suzi Green about her son's "dysphoria" displayed through play with Barbie dolls at age 7.
There is no diagnostic measure to differentiate between the rigid mindset of ASD (autism spectrum diagnosis) and the rigid, indoctrinated verbalizations of girls who claim they need to escape from their sexed bodies. None.
Ute Heggen, author, In the Curated Woods, True Tales from a Grass Widow (iuniverse, 2022)
Dear Chloe Cole,
Thank you for your article, and for all of your speaking out and activism. Your writing is incredible. So is your courage, dedication, passion, and smart activism.
You are waking up huge numbers of people, and giving more people the courage to speak up, because you have done so, giving legitimacy to the concerns they've been afraid to share.
You are a shero and role model to probably hundreds of thousands of people, and we are grateful to you and admire you for it.
You are a very brave young lady, and on behalf of my many grandchildren, I want to thank you for using your experience to fight against this happening to other children.
On a site like this is there any compelling need to refer to Dawn as "she?" The use of language as a weapon on truth and on the destabilization of reality ought to be fought where it can. I recognize none of us wants to be kicked off social media for being truthful, but at this stage every inch of ground matters.
Dawn is a desperately troubled man who's continues to be successful at making others pretend he's not, and this is the heart of the entire trans discussion. What happened to you was the result of the healthcare industry profiting horribly from mental illness and the guilt and desperation of parents.
Enough courtesy around this disaster.