Mary Laval

DMN provides perspective on Texas

On Sunday March 6, 2022, the Dallas Morning News published another balanced editorial, Gender-affirming care needs more research, not more politics: It’s not child abuse, but it’s not scientifically proved either, this time on the shocking political developments out of Texas regarding the treatment of gender-questioning children. Here are some salient excerpts: ‘It is hard …

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San Francisco Chronicle publishes balance about Texas

On March 4, 2022, the San Francisco Chronicle published a balanced piece written by independent journalist Lisa Selin Davis about reactions to what is happening in Texas: Texas investigations into gender-affirming care for kids aren’t just cruel, they hurt science. The complete article, worth reading in full, is behind a paywall, so below are some …

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Genspect in Texas: What the ‘Sex in the City’ reboot can teach parents about gender-questioning kids

On Tuesday February 1, 2022, the Dallas Morning News, which last year printed a bold editorial on pediatric gender medicine, just published a piece by Stella O’Malley entitled What the ‘Sex in the City’ reboot can teach parents about gender-questioning kids. (The popular show from the late 1990s about single women in New York City …

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Sweden to release new standards in March

Independent journalist Jesse Singal just did a remarkable interview with a Swedish investigative journalist who has reported on the medicalization of gender-questioning youth in Sweden and the radical changes in how that country now helps such young people. The Swedish journalist, Carolina Jemsby, was one of the makers of the Trans Train series that aired on …

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Canada debates what exactly is “transphobia”

Earlier this week, the Waterloo Region District School Board in Ontario, Canada held a virtual school board meeting at which a veteran educator, Carolyn Burjoski, known for compassionately teaching literacy to refugees and immigrants, tried to raise her concerns over the age appropriateness of certain books in the school library. Burjoski did not get very …

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BREAKING: California parents sue school

A California mother has brought a case against her daughter’s school because teachers not only hid her daughter’s trans identification from her, but also actively encouraged the middle schooler to do so, according to the lawsuit. Perhaps not coincidentally, the school district – Spreckels Union School District – is the same one that Abigail Shrier …

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UPDATE: Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear about hiding info from parents

We now have an update to our article in the fall, Case for the Wisconsin Supreme Court: Should parents be notified about their secretly trans-identifying students? The Supreme Court agreed to hear the case and will now rule on two issues: 1) the degree to which the plaintiffs can be anonymous, and 2) whether the …

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More story ideas for the New York Times to provide balance

Genspect sent the following email on Saturday to the New York Times about this article, Doctors Debate Whether Trans Teens Need Therapy Before Hormones, published on Thursday January 13, 2022. Thank you for this article that came out this week – we at Genspect truly appreciate the New York Times starting to tell the complexity of this story. We …

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Les écoles de médecine nord-américaines privilégient l’idéologie à la science

Traduit par un parent francophone de Genspect. (Go here for the English version.) La semaine dernière, The Economist a publié un important article sur l’idéologie qui influence désormais des programmes de facultés de médecine aux États-Unis, intitulé Trans ideology is distorting the training of America’s doctors, avec ce sous-titre inquiétant : La peur et l’ignorance infectent …

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North American medical schools prioritize ideology over science

Pour la version francaise, allez ici. The Economist last week published an important piece on the ideology now influencing medical school curricula in the United States called Trans ideology is distorting the training of America’s doctors, with this ominous subtitle: Fear and ignorance are infecting medical education. The article then documents instances in American medical schools …

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