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One of the most terrifying things about contemporary trans activism is this: poorly understood, life-changing medical interventions, on mostly female children, are being shielded from public scrutiny in order to serve the political interests of autogynephilic adult males.
To spell it out: a child who wishes to breast-bind, or remove breasts, or ‘halt puberty’ because she hates her sexed body, or because she’s gay and it’s easier to believe she’s a boy, is a totally different phenomenon than a male who gets aroused at the thought of having breasts.
The AGP tail is wagging the puberty-blocking dog here.
I don’t wish to stigmatise AGP btw. I wish to stigmatise spineless politicians and public servants who can’t responsibly point this out, who introduce policies which protect adults and harm children, or who just look the other way.

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