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It’s Illegal to Tell Your Gender-Confused Son He’s a Boy But You Can Tell Him He’s a Girl: Canada

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As time goes on, the stories of detransitioners — individuals who once identified as transgender, but then reverted back to identifying with their biological sex — become more and more prevalent.

Often, these cases involve young adults who socially and physically transitioned as children. It isn’t until later, upon reaching adulthood, that they often realize they made a mistake.

While detransitioners can socially transition back to identifying with their biological sex, the physical consequences of transitioning in the first place — alterations caused by hormone therapy and other gender reassignment treatments — remain permanent.

Nevertheless, on Jan. 7, a Canadian law banning the so-called “conversion therapy” of LGBT youth went into effect.

The law criminalizes “causing another person to undergo conversion therapy,” removing a child from Canada with the intention of providing conversion therapy in another country, advertising conversion therapy and receiving a financial “or other material benefit” from the use of conversion therapy.

In previous iterations, the term “conversion therapy” referred solely to a practice, treatment or service designed to transition a person’s sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual.

 

Under the new Canadian law, the definition of “conversion therapy” has been expanded to include services/treatments that seek to accomplish the following:

  • “change a person’s gender identity to cisgender” (“cisgender” refers to individuals who identify with their biological sex)
  • “change a person’s gender expression so that it conforms to the sex assigned to the person at birth”
  • “repress a person’s non-cisgender gender identity”
  • “repress or reduce a person’s gender expression that does not conform to the sex assigned to the person at birth

Even if transgender individuals seek out such care, it appears that even these instances qualify as illegal.

“The law sadly uses terms and words that misrepresent biological facts,” Walter Heyer told The Western Journal via email.

Heyer, a detransitioner himself, runs the Sex Change Regret website, which is aimed at providing resources and guidance to prospective detransitioners attempting to cope with the often permanent consequences of their gender transition.

“The only criminals are the operators of ‘gender clinics,'” Heyer wrote, “because they use hormones and surgery to ‘change a person’s gender expression.'”

“They should go to jail because they are the only ones who diagnose young children with gender dysphoria for the express purpose of dehumanizing children by ignoring biological facts.”

“The fact is gender is innate and unchangeable at the moment of conception when the sperm is introduced to the egg.”

Heyer believes the “gender clinics” are “‘housing’ for the real criminals.”

“I say lock them up,” Heyer wrote.

While the “conversion therapy” law does explicitly ban the detransition of transgender individuals, it does not appear to outlaw the reverse.

Should "conversion therapy" be illegal?

If progressive parents and physicians choose to give sex change therapies to minors — children too young to consent to such life-altering decisions — there is no such law preventing them from doing so.

In other countries, such practices have been outlawed.

On Dec. 1, 2020, for example, Britain’s High Court ruled that children under 16 years old are unlikely to be able to give informed consent to “gender-affirming” medical treatments, including those that involve drugs and puberty blockers.

The ruling even went as far as to assert that such treatments qualified as child experimentation.

The suit was brought forward by two claimants, Keira Bell — a formerly transgender individual who transitioned back to identifying with her biological sex — and the mother of a 15-year-old autistic girl who had been on the waiting list for treatment.

It’s no surprise an autistic girl found herself at the center of this case. As noted by sex researcher Debra Soh in a Dec. 21, 2021, article for the Washington Examiner, children with various disorders that cause identity confusion often experience “rapid-onset gender dysphoria.”

Autistic children are given hormone blockers rather than behavior therapy. Victims of childhood sexual abuse are treated the same when they should be dealing with their trauma. In these cases and many others, underlying issues that could be causing dysphoria remain untreated.

“There is zero science supporting the concept of gender fluidity. Science does, however, support the existence of rapid-onset gender dysphoria, an epidemic of adolescent girls and young women who suddenly announce their desire to live as male or ‘nonbinary’ despite having no previous history of gender dysphoria,” Soh wrote.

“In most cases, their decision stems from issues unrelated to gender identity, including sexual trauma, having an eating disorder, discomfort with their sexual orientation as a lesbian, or being on the autism spectrum. The idea that educators should ‘affirm’ a child’s gender not only oversteps parental boundaries but is unscientific.”

In Bell’s case, she believes she was “treated like an experiment.”

“A lot of girls are transitioning because they’re in pain, whether it’s from mental-health disorders, or life trauma, or other reasons. I know what it’s like to get caught up in dreaming that transitioning will fix all of this,” Bell wrote.

“I do not want any other young person who is distressed, confused, and lonely as I was to be driven to conclude transition is the only possible answer.”

“I was an unhappy girl who needed help. Instead, I was treated like an experiment.”

Thanks to the “gender-affirming” care given to Bell — and currently being given to many Canadian children — she has lost both breasts, her voice is permanently changed, she suffers from “vaginal atrophy” and she may very well be infertile.

Despite all of this, Canada has officially outlawed children like Bell from receiving the requisite treatment.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Army Reveals New Weapon Intended to Become Standard-Issue Rifle in Combat Force

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The Army has revealed the weapon intended to replace the M4 carbine in front-line combat units.

The branch announced a 10-year, $20.4- million contract to Sig Sauer to produce two weapons it’s calling the next-generation squad weapons at the end of April, according to a U.S. Army Public Affairs press release.

The weapons are the XM5 rifle and the XM250 automatic rifle. The former is intended for individual soldiers, and the latter is intended as a replacement for squad automatic weapons like the M249 light machine gun.

The weapons are being supplied to combat arms across the branch, with the branch planning on eventual widespread distribution. If the weapon is adopted across the Army, it would be the most dramatic change to the branch’s standard weapon since the Vietnam War.

The M16 became the first assault rifle in US military use during that conflict, with the M4 carbine entering service as a shortened version of the rifle in the following decades.

The two weapons will fire a bigger bullet than their predecessors. Both are chambered for 6.8-millimeter rounds, rather than the 5.56 of the M4 and M429.

The new round is thought to be more lethal against a foe who is wearing body armor.

The military is gradually retooling for more conventional wars against state opponents, as opposed to the Global War on Terror against irregular Islamic terrorist forces.

The weapon has some visual similarities to the AR family of weapons used by both American civilians and service members, and some crucial differences.

The rifle has a charging handle like the AR-15, but its bolt catch is different.

“Both weapons provide significant capability improvements in accuracy, range and overall lethality,” said the Army’s statement in announcing the contract.

“They are lightweight, fire more lethal ammunition, mitigate recoil, provide improved barrel performance, and include integrated muzzle sound and flash reduction.”

The weapons are designed for use with the XM157 Fire Control system, a tool that will integrate a variable optic, a laser rangefinder and a ballistic calculator.

Widespread adoption of the XM5 rifle isn’t assured at this stage of its development, with the performance of the weapon likely to determine whether it becomes the Army’s standard-issue rifle.

Colonel Scott Madore, who oversaw testing of the XM5 against competing rifles, said that service members tested the weapon for 20,000 hours to gauge its utility.

There’s no indication that a civilian version of the XM5 is in commercial development, although it’s likely a semi-automatic version will end up in gun stores if the rifle proves effective and reliable.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

The Army has revealed the weapon intended to replace the M4 carbine in front-line combat units. The branch announced a 10-year, $20.4- million contract to Sig Sauer to produce two weapons it’s calling the next-generation squad weapons at the end of April, according to a U.S. Army Public Affairs press release. The weapons are the XM5 rifle and the XM250 automatic rifle. The former is intended for individual soldiers, and the latter is intended as a replacement for squad automatic weapons like the M249 light machine gun. The weapons are being supplied to combat arms across the branch, with the branch planning on eventual widespread distribution. If the weapon is adopted across the Army, it would be the most dramatic change to the branch’s standard weapon since the Vietnam War. The M16 became the first assault rifle in US military use during that conflict, with the M4 carbine entering service as a shortened version of the rifle in the following decades. The two weapons will fire a bigger bullet than their predecessors. Both are chambered for 6.8-millimeter rounds, rather than the 5.56 of the M4 and M429. The new round is thought to be more lethal against a foe who is wearing body armor. The military is gradually retooling for more conventional wars against state opponents, as opposed to the Global War on Terror against irregular Islamic terrorist forces. The weapon has some visual similarities to the AR family of weapons used by both American civilians and service members, and some crucial differences. The rifle has a charging handle like the AR-15, but its bolt catch is different. “Both weapons provide significant capability improvements in accuracy, range and overall lethality,” said the Army’s statement in announcing the contract. “They are lightweight, fire more lethal ammunition, mitigate recoil, provide improved barrel…

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Op-Ed: I’m Furious the Black Community Is Being Used to Perpetrate an Attack Against Americans

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Something maniacal was unleashed in the wake of the leaked draft opinion detailing the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

This frightening new obscenity is more insidious and deadly than Jim Crow ever was. I join many others who are furious that the black community is yet again being used to perpetrate a terroristic attack against the people of America.

It is the elites who are calling for women to take it to the streets — to protest the potential reversal of a decision that has had a genocidal and devastating impact on this nation. In particular, they desire the black community — those who have had their birthrate so gutted they are no longer having enough children to remain 12 percent of the population — to join them in the streets. That will not happen this time.

All across America, black women of childbearing age — those who have been targeted consistently by the abortion industry — have had proportionately the greatest number of abortions. In fact, black women of childbearing age are roughly 3 percent of the population and yet have 40 percent of all abortions. In some states, the numbers are so horrific they should take your breath away, with more abortions being performed than babies being born.

Georgia, where I am running for governor, is one of those states. In 2020, there were 31,248 abortions performed. Of that staggering number, 20,601 — 66 percent — were on black women. More abortions were performed in Georgia than ever before, making it a banner year for the abortion industry — even during a pandemic.

The very same year, Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading abortion provider whose Southeast regional office is in Atlanta, announced that it is a systemically racist, white supremacist organization that has caused “reproductive harm” to minority women. The reaction… crickets.

There was no marching, protests or outrage from black “social justice” leaders. There was no rioting, shouts of “Black Lives Matter” or demands to shut Planned Parenthood down. Not one black legislator elected to protect black interests marched in the streets or otherwise reacted to Planned Parenthood’s admission. Instead, they continued to accept money from the organization that has killed millions of their own. The silence was deafening.

The civil rights movement was never meant to be used as a tool to destroy the black family. Yet politicians have used the movement to create a false narrative that includes the “right” to take unborn lives.

Through Planned Parenthood’s Negro Project, launched in 1939 and continuing today, political operatives such as Stacey Abrams and Sen. Raphael Warnock are paid to promote birth control and abortion as lifesaving tools, especially for black women. They call it “reproductive justice” — but it is anything but just.

In response to the possibility that Roe could be no more, Abrams announced she is suspending her campaign fundraising in favor of raising money for the very organizations that have taken more black lives than any group, including the KKK. Since 1973, more than 20 million black babies have died in one of the abortion centers in or near black neighborhoods. This staggering number is more than America’s entire black population in 1960.

I am furious that Abrams and others dare to prostitute the black experience to sell abortions to black women. Not one of our ancestors fought, bled and died so that the black community could be exterminated in the name of civil rights, social justice or women’s health.

The diabolical plan launched by Abrams in support of the longstanding Negro Project has to be stopped dead in its tracks, along with all the other elite-driven plans of terror aimed at persuading the Supreme Court justices to change their votes. I am calling on all people of goodwill, all people who believe every life should be protected whether in the womb or out, to stand in unity against this latest plot intended to intimidate the court to make a political rather than a constitutional decision.

I am calling on the black community to no longer allow our lives to be prostituted for the sake of enriching a few. Our nation, our state and our community deserve the right to life.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Something maniacal was unleashed in the wake of the leaked draft opinion detailing the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. This frightening new obscenity is more insidious and deadly than Jim Crow ever was. I join many others who are furious that the black community is yet again being used to perpetrate a terroristic attack against the people of America. It is the elites who are calling for women to take it to the streets — to protest the potential reversal of a decision that has had a genocidal and devastating impact on this nation. In particular, they desire the black community — those who have had their birthrate so gutted they are no longer having enough children to remain 12 percent of the population — to join them in the streets. That will not happen this time. All across America, black women of childbearing age — those who have been targeted consistently by the abortion industry — have had proportionately the greatest number of abortions. In fact, black women of childbearing age are roughly 3 percent of the population and yet have 40 percent of all abortions. In some states, the numbers are so horrific they should take your breath away, with more abortions being performed than babies being born. Georgia, where I am running for governor, is one of those states. In 2020, there were 31,248 abortions performed. Of that staggering number, 20,601 — 66 percent — were on black women. More abortions were performed in Georgia than ever before, making it a banner year for the abortion industry — even during a pandemic. The very same year, Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading abortion provider whose Southeast regional office is in Atlanta, announced that it is a systemically racist, white supremacist organization that has caused “reproductive…

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