The trans agenda can be stopped at each level of government
California legislators have reportedly abandoned efforts to create a “Transgender Wellness and Equity Fund” after they were presented with emerging evidence of harm to children.
As a result, AB-2218 will not be able to pass this year even though a Democratic supermajority holds power in the state assembly.
According to Christian Post reporter Brandon Showalter, activists with a conservative lobbying group distributed copies of Abigail Shrier’s new book, Irreversible Damage: the Transgender Craze Seducing our Daughters, to the nine-member Senate Health Committee.
“Shrier’s work investigates the myriad harms young girls are experiencing as a result of rapid-onset gender dysphoria, a peer contagion that often results in many teenaged girls taking testosterone and undergoing double mastectomies,” Showalter explains.
“Demand for double mastectomies among girls who self-identify as transgender has risen significantly in recent years along with the ascendency [sic] of transgender politics.”
Pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Quentin Van Meter also testified to the high rates of comorbid mental health issues in children seeking cross-sex hormones, warning that “the state would be sued in the coming years for funding such treatments since they cause sterility, destroy healthy tissue, and lead to other permanent damage,” reports Showalter, who has interviewed Van Meter.
Not all of the voices being raised against the proposed fund were conservative ones, either.
The Detransition Advocacy Network (TDAN) mounted an effort to speak to legislators about their needs. When that failed in the house version, TDAN posted a petition at Change.org calling for an amendment to the bill that would include detransition assistance.
Those signatures were attached to their letter addressing the senate committee. As a result of all these efforts, legislators were forced to confront the real risk of making California taxpayers liable for damage to young people.
For gender critics of left and center — a force only just beginning to coalesce — this victory points the way to future success against other types of “gender identity” legislation.
Lawmakers are seldom willing to see the risks of “feel good” legislation, much less acknowledge them, unless citizens force the reckoning. The facts have to be put right in front of them.
For example, female athletes must reject efforts to change Title IX sex-based protections for their sports by confronting legislators with the material reality of human bodies in competition.
Rather than a lot of charts and graphs, a more effective display might be a simple pair of NCAA male and female track hurdles set side by side.
Once they are confronted with that height difference, legislators can then be asked to explain why they think it is fair or sporting to give male bodies a nine-inch advantage over female bodies.
In the United States, similar creativity will be needed to oppose other kinds of legislation at state and local levels, such as “self-ID” and gender neutral restroom mandates.
If two small bands of determined people can stop this juggernaut in California, a state that has become synonymous with liberalism, then it can be done anywhere.