Thank you!

This is just a quick post to offer our heartfelt thanks for everything that’s happened in the last four days. Since we launched last Friday, the response has blown us away. We didn’t expect to have anything like the numbers of attendees at our inaugural webinars, and we’re deeply humbled by the very generous donations …

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The politics of Genspect

Here comes the boilerplate text you’re probably expecting: Genspect has no party-political affiliation. We welcome liberals and conservatives, libertarians and social democrats. Whether it’s the parents we represent or our core team itself, we vote this way and that way: left and right; blue, red, and other colors besides. It’s true that there are certain …

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Maya Forstater and the Streisand Effect

In 2003, Barbra Streisand brought a case against a photographer who published an aerial photo of her beachfront mansion. While the photographer maintained that he was documenting coastal erosion in California, Streisand did not want members of the public to see where she lived in so much detail. Yet, as a consequence of the suit, the number …

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For Scandi-style progressive politics, try Arkansas (yes, really)

Many other parts of the US frequently stereotype Arkansas as a backward-thinking, conservative, bible-belt state. But when it comes to safeguarding gender-questioning kids, it is actually one of the most politically Scandinavian in the nation. Arkansas’ Save Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act, which will go into effect in July 2021, is on par with some …

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Spanish and German gender-questioning kids safe – for now

In May 2021, the legislatures of Spain and Germany voted against the legalization of gender self-identification, against a backdrop of intense international debate on the issue, with ramifications for gender-questioning children. According to the AP: “A new law proposed by the far-left party in Spain’s coalition government would make it easier for residents to change …

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60 Minutes ticks toward 50/50 balance on gender-questioning kids

Detransitioner. Bet you didn’t know that was a dirty word (if you knew the word at all). Accordingly, CBS’ 60 Minutes and Lesley Stahl in their recent segment Health care challenges for transgender youth should be applauded for talking about “the other side” of automatic affirmation of gender-questioning young people – those who regret their …

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More gender diversity should mean fewer drugs and surgeries

In a highly publicized study recently published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers found that up to 10% of urban American high schoolers could be classified as “gender diverse,” with a higher percentage of ethnic minorities identifying as such compared to white adolescents. The team notes that this figure is up from a 2017 study that …

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