Far Too Many People Would Have Been Okay with Sterilizing Me as a Child
They all need to give their heads a massive shake
This past weekend, 69% of conservative delegates at the party convention in Quebec City passed resolution C - 7 to oppose the medical gender transition of children. The resolution reads:
A Conservative government will protect children by prohibiting life altering medicinal or surgical interventions on minors under 18 to treat gender confusion or dysphoria, and encourage positive mental and physical health support for all Canadians suffering from gender dysphoria and related mental health challenges.
Resolution C - 15 to protect women’s single-sex spaces and clarify the term “woman” as “female person” also passed with 87% approval (yay!). For the purposes of this post, however, I want to focus on C - 7.
While I am so happy that a resolution to protect children from so-called gender “medicine” passed, I’ve been horrified at some of the reactions. I feel like I’ve gotten a bit complacent lately as more and more people realize the harms of gender ideology—but the unfortunate truth is that as many on the political right wake up to what is going on at a faster rate, it’s causing many on the political left to become even more resolute in their views.
The number of people coming out of the woodwork who have completely bought into the concept of a “trans” child is astonishing. These people shamelessly argue that without interventions like puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones, such children would kill themselves. I am not afraid to say I truly believe that these people actually wish that children were committing suicide at the rate they pretend they are because then they could say, “See! I told you so!” I am done being charitable about their motives.
These people see nothing wrong with halting a child’s development and ensuring that they never reach full sexual maturity. They argue that children are capable of making decisions about their future sexual function and fertility. They think it’s no big deal to sterilize children for the crime of not perfectly conforming to sex stereotypes.
These people would have been happy sterilizing me as a child if I’d just been born a little later. I was exactly the kind of little girl that is called a “trans boy” today. As I wrote for Reality’s Last Stand,
Some of my earliest memories are of the adults in my life telling me I would one day grow out of being so boyish…
I hated skirts and dresses. I loved having short hair. I had mostly male friends, I liked sports, and I had other hobbies and interests that were more typical of my male peers. I often fantasized about being the prince—not the princess—from Disney movies, and I identified much more strongly with the male characters in my favorite TV shows.
Big surprise: I grew up to be a lesbian.
Not only would the people cheering on “trans kids” have stymied my ability to form romantic adult relationships in the future, but they would have left me unable to have children of my own.
I’ve had a complex relationship with the idea of having children over the course of my life, but I would be devastated today if that was not a possibility.
Growing up I always just assumed that I would have kids one day. Perhaps my most gender-conforming trait was that I enjoyed playing with baby dolls.
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