There Is No Such Thing As A ‘Trans Kid’

Brendan O'Neill writing in Spiked Online feels that:

It’s time for honesty: the transgender ideology is seriously hurting young people.

One of the great myths of the new, identitarian left is that the transgender movement is the political and spiritual heir to yesterday’s gay-rights movement. It isn’t. At all.

To begin with, the old gay-rights movement did not win the effusive backing of Tories, cops, CofE bigwigs and the entire educational establishment, as the trans movement has.

Stiff Tories were not falling over themselves to institute laws that would heap ‘recognition’ on gay people, as they are today with trans people …

… Also, the old gay-rights movement agitated against the idea that their sexuality was a mental disorder, as it was horribly defined by American psychologists up to 1972. In contrast, the trans-rights movement craves medical diagnosis, in particular of the mental malaise ‘gender dysphoria’. 

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Brendan O’Neill is editor of spiked and host of the spiked podcast, The Brendan O’Neill Show
Brendan O'Neill is on Instagram: @burntoakboy


  1. What shits me is the push to have the rest of society accommodate the sensitivities of 0.0006% of the population.

    1. We should accommodate the sensitivities of everyone. "Insensitivity" is never a good thing, for anyone.

    2. Jeff Sluka,

      Even psychopaths? Pedos?

    3. Jeff - I think it is better to accommodate the opinions of everyone rather than the sensitivities of everyone. Sensitivities are often used to silence discussion by invoking the don't say that as it violates my sense of entitlement not to be offended stricture.

      I don't think accommodating sensitivities gels well with free inquiry.