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France starts to say “non!” to gender ideology

In an article published in the French newspaper L’Express on September 20, 2021, more than 50 signatories expressed grave concerns about how gender ideology is influencing gender-questioning children and leading to their medicalization. Several French-speaking Genspect parents have kindly provided a translation, which we reprint below. Sex change in children: “We can no longer remain …

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Social media’s impact on mental health and body image

Since Dr. Jean Twenge started documenting the rise of the smart phone generation born after 1995 (what she dubbed iGen), researchers have been finding increasing evidence that social media is playing a key role in decreasing mental health and increasing body dysmorphia in the teenage population around the world, especially although not exclusively girls. Just …

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Moms get real on Theology in the Raw

Preston Sprinkle of Theology in the Raw sat down with three Genspect mothers of gender-questioning teenagers to talk about the controversial topic of ROGD (rapid-onset gender dysphoria). Preston started the episode by explaining the controversy as well as the many comorbidities associated with this brand-new cohort (for instance, autism, ADHD, bipolar, etc.). He also mentioned …

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Canadian libraries renew commitment to free speech

As representatives of parents of gender-questioning children and young people, Genspect would like to thank the Canadian Federation of Library Associations for their thoughtful and considered statement in response to demands to censor and remove the book Irreversible Damage by Genspect advisor Abigail Shrier. Genspect represents thousands of parents worldwide who have trans-identified children and need …

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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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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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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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