Genspect parents say #NoThankYou

The recent debate around the participation of New Zealander transwoman Laurel Hubbard in the women’s weightlifting events at the 2020 Olympic Games – and the trending hashtag #NoThankYou – has inspired parents of gender-questioning children across New Zealand, Australia and the world beyond to say #NoThankYou too. We parents admire the grace and dignity of …

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The Daily Telegraph takes on the topic of Gillick Competence

… and brings in Genspect’s founder, Stella O’Malley, to highlight the parents’ perspectives. As the UK government reviews its general policies on single-sex hospital wards, the issue of self-identification of gender identity is back in the news. But as Genspect parents can attest, these matters can be far more complex when it comes to children. …

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When Gen X parents Gen Z

A brilliant episode from Mr. Boyce. “Emily”, a Genspect parent with a gender-questioning teenage boy, talks to Benjamin about attachment, detachment, disembodiment, spirituality and dysphoria. In this wide-ranging conversation, Emily also speaks about her experience of parent support groups, and the common threads which wind together so many young people who are asking deep questions …

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“Homosexual heterodorkery”: Angus Fox on the Heterodorx podcast

Corinna and Nina invited Genspect’s own Angus Fox onto the Heterodorx podcast, to discuss why Genspect was set up, the conflation of sexuality and gender identity, and the role of masculinity in shaping young men’s trajectories. The Dorx welcome funny and charming writer Angus Fox, whose recent work focuses on the transing of boys. Because they …

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Parenting and pressure, on Sasha White’s Plebity Podcast

Genspect founder Stella O’Malley talks parenting and pressure with Sasha White – herself excommunicated from the publishing world for gender apostasy. In this broad-ranging conversation, Stella and Sasha cover dysphoria, comorbidities, medicalization, social contagion, sexuality, neuroscience, bad science, moral panics, and the vital role of parent support groups in helping parents to safeguard their kids. …

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Five moms of gender-questioning teens share uncannily similar stories

The podcast Can I Get A Witness hosted five American mothers of gender-questioning teens, all of whom suddenly identified as trans after immersing themselves online and being influenced by other trans-identifying young people. Not a single one had a childhood history of gender dysphoria or gender confusion. The lively discussion exposed how eerily similar their …

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BREAKING NEWS: Australian gender clinic follows the lead of Sweden, Finland, and the UK

Journalist Bernard Lane reports in The Australian that one Australian gender clinic will require its young patients to receive court approval to take puberty blocking and cross-sex drugs, given the irreversible changes they create and with unknown long-term side effects. The Australian understands the dramatic change followed concerns raised by a state solicitor’s office about …

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“The Handsome Little Cygnet”: a beautiful antidote to a disembodied age

Genspect has come across a stunningly illustrated new children’s book retelling the classic fable, “The Ugly Duckling.” As our protagonist – the titular handsome little cygnet – wanders through Manhattan’s Central Park, he learns that beguiling messages can often lead little cygnets astray… and that Momma and Papa Swan really do know best. In our …

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