For the purposes of this blog I am interested in how the British Psychological Society (BPS) came to draft this Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) outlawing the practice of Conversion Therapy. I imagine most people will, instinctively, see this as an unmitigated good but beware. As I have written in my blog below stealth tactics are in play. This is not just about Gay Conversion Therapy. it also includes “Gender Identity” which makes it a very different proposition. This is a tactic. See my post on The Activist’s play book below:
Activists are encouraged to latch onto popular legislation to sneak in further entrenchment of Gender Identity Ideology. Gay Conversion Therapy bans, which include “gender identity“, are no exception.
Here I am simply looking at the MOU but I will follow up with blog on the BPS guidelines, referenced in this document. 👇
First up a definition 👇 as provided, in the MOU, which you can read below
For regular readers you will know my concern is “affirming” a Gender Identity, at odds with your biological sex, may very well be a form of Gay Conversion Therapy. I cover this below.
The BPS sets out its stance in this document. Sexual orientation is defined such that anyone whose “Gender Identity” is at odds with their biological sex is not excluded from the target of their sexual orientation. It paves the way for male lesbians and female gay men. It also includes asexual as a sexual orientation which is starting to become more prevalent in communications from the likes of Stonewall U.K. (For overseas readers Stonewall is a UK organisation which, historically, fought for Gay rights). The BPS also have signed up to the belief that sex isn’t binary despite the fact that we are a sexually dimorphic species. Sigh!
Next, clip below, BPS members are told they are not allowed to favour any Gender Identity over another. The language is obfuscatory. The BPS doesn’t support therapeutic approaches to reconcile a child /youth to a Gender Identity that aligns with their biological sex.The BPS effectively supports only a Gender Identity at odds with biological sex. How else will they disrupt the Gender Binary and queer social norms? Queering society turns out to have meant straightening the Gays. Who knew?
It is my, unashamed, preference that my son reconciles to his sex and sexuality. In an ideal world our offspring will live a full life, in their sexed body, with whichever sex forms the basis of their attraction. This means they won’t depend on cross sex hormones, for the rest of their life, or face unnecessary surgical procedures. This is the ideal outcoe and this should not be a controversial statement. What other area would parents be called bigots for wanting their offspring to reconcile to a healthy body as a first line of “treatment”? Or to be comfortable with their same sex orientation? We are living in the upside down.
Notice the quote, below, also includes the sentence includes both “Gender identity” and “Gender Expression”. I have yet to see a satisfactory, definition that explains why these terms are deemed to describe distinct phenomenon.
The MOU does state that it is permissible to access therapy to reconcile conflict about your sexuality, or gender. The question is how is this possible if therapists are too afraid to explore it? This doesn’t square with the idea it is harmful to seek the path of least medicalisation. Being gay doesn’t set you on a lifelong dependence on #BigPharma it also doesn’t mean you are born wrong, and definitely not in the wrong body. The exemptions the BPS do emphatise, below, are in respect of exploratory work to enable “trans” patients to access hormones or other medical treatments. Why no similiar exemption for patients who may be having trouble accepting their homosexuality?
Next up I will look at the guidelines quoted below. I have had a sneak preview of the latest ones and an earlier guide from 2012. In 2012 the summary guidance is scant on details. However both the 2012 guidance and the 2017 (updated 2019) are clearly driven by the involvement of prominent Trans Activists / proponents of Queer Theory. It appears to have taken less than a decade for the BPS to go full Gender Identity ideology compliant. The details of the guidance will be on my next blog which lists the many familiar names who have corrupted the BPS.
Here are a list of the signatories. I will just pick out a few. Jay Stewart, from Gendered Intelligence jumped out: A keen proponents of Queer Theory /Gender Identity Ideology. Gendered Intelligence are infamous for producing a guide to trans sex, for youth, which contained this gem.
I could have sworn it was Gendered Intelligence which produced a guide, to terminology, which claimed “vagina” for “transwomen”and relegated women’s vaginas to “front holes”. I couldn’t find that clip but if anyone has it let me know and I will add it.
The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherpy (BACP) also signed. The BACP regulate University courses in this area so Universities have to comply or they won’t have their courses accredited. The BACP also published a document which seemed to have difficulty including working class women, from the North of England, in their definition of a female gender identity. For more on this look at the #TransNorthern on twitter. We women, of the North, had a lot of fun with that one.
More worryingly, one of the signatories was the Medical director of NHS England. .
And here are the final signatures together with their supporters and it includes union members and the Royal College of
Genderal oops General Practitioners.
Finally our old friends Stonewall. 👆.