In a commercial for a special on detransitioners, Seven News featured Chloe Cole prominently. This left many asking: why can they find no one else? The detransition wave has failed to materialize.
Thank you for the article, Erin.
I'm very happy that you also included the ultimate hypocrisy that anti-trans narrative has created: they highlight how terrible it is to be a detransitioner, yet they respond with passing laws that directly results in vast amounts of people getting forced to detransition.
Thanks for debunking anti-Trans nonsense, Erin. It’s just that I fear all these laws forcing detransitions will be upheld by politically fanatical judges, especially on the SCOTUS. That’s why Trans people are being persecuted now, because the neonazi GOP smells blood and need to take it out on the most vulnerable enemie du jour.
Yep it’s always Chloe. I was there when she spoke at the Medical Board meeting in Orlando (the one where they flew in all the same detransitioners and allowed them to all speak, but barely any of us from Florida were able to)….. I overheard her before excitedly telling the woman who organized it all that she “just loved” doing this so much. As the parent of a trans girl here in Florida this disgusted me. It was like this was all fun and games to her as she helped push a narrative that would take away my daughter’s essential, life-saving care. From meeting her, I feel like she is a sociopath.
The hypocrisy, unbridles hate and adherence to pseudoscience and outright lies by the right wing is difficult to tolerate. The lack of significant support and exposing of these lies and the relative silence of the majority or allies is painful to say the least. Why more reporting of this by the media or more specials showing the truth is not done is being complicit. "Fair, balanced and unafraid" is a cruel joke by Fox but applies to much if not most of our news outlets.
They continue to lie about the rates of "detransition" because they know that if they tell the truth, it will be crystal-clear that they are targeting, shaming, and excluding children and youth for existing as their true selves.
Great article, Erin, thank you!
Blatantly unprofessional, irresponsible, I would wonder if not *actionable*, work by this TV organization, in Australia. It's precisely this kind of nonsense, that is aiding and abetting the phobes. And hurting, ruining the lives of, people, especially kids and those without support. I support the freedom of journalists, but if their misleading content jeopardizes the public, I question whether they aren't liable for that.
Excellent article. There is no “detransition wave” simply because the vast majority of trans people who’ve accessed best practice medical care are happy, even delighted, for the chance to live as their authentic selves. Full stop.
Just posted this to our education/ awareness raising FB page for our nonprofit in Kansas called "The 802 United". Can't wait to block and delete the troll comments, but it's worth it to spread the TRUTH!!!
Keep up the good work, Erin!
Excellent, as usual, Erin! Your point in the final paragraph is so well-said.
Australian here. I'm so sorry about this vile program. We do not have the antipathy that I see in the US and UK and openly transphobic political candidates have very little support but it hums along as an 'issue' when they're short on material. I didn't see the show, nor hear anything about it until now (and I consume lots of news) so know that it has not been widely reported or followed up. Thank you for your work, Erin.
Erin, do you have a "tips" address? If not, it might be useful. I have something I've noticed that is probably worth a story. I'd rather not state it publicly in a comment yet. (I am not a nutjob.)
Thank you once again for your great perseverance digging the truth out of the pile. Can you help us understand why all these politicians get to keep pushing lies through the court system without punishment? Their lies are destroying the lives of so many people; isn't lying under oath and submitting untrue evidence perjury?