Hit Or Miss: A hit-piece that misconstrues her words


Zinnia Jones, ex-FtB writer, vlogger and author of Gender Analysis, recently made an innocuous and sarcastic statement on her twitter account. Remember back in 2017 when she talked about dating while Trans?  Her words were misrepresented and taken out of the context, falsely claiming that she said “cis people should be forced to date Trans people”?

The corporate media and TERF trash are again dogpiling on her and pretending she said something that was never stated nor inferred. Not only that, in writing about Jones most are deliberately avoiding discussion of the issue which she was talking about: the UK’s denial of proven medical care for Transgender children.

(Important note: I have never had first hand contact with Zinnia Jones. If I screwed up here and misread or misrepresented her words, I will gladly accept correction. Just please be gentle.)

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First some background.  This was a topic two weeks ago, but I have been stuck on how to write about it. Now I’m not.

On December 1, 2020, a trio of incompetent judges decided that the Nasty Heteronormative Sycophants of the UK’s NHS should obey the dictums of TERFs, bigots, Boris Johnson and his cast of tory clowns. They have ruled that Transgender children under eighteen years of age should be denied puberty blocking hormones.

Their false argument is that “children under 18 aren’t legally capable of consent”.  They are denying treatment to ALL Transgender children based on ONE individual who “detransitioned”.  That individual happily joined in forcing the will of bigots onto others, much the same way “ex-gays” participate in self-hating bigotry.

Puberty blockers: Under-16s ‘unlikely to be able to give informed consent’

Children under 16 with gender dysphoria are unlikely to be able to give informed consent to undergo treatment with puberty-blocking drugs, three High Court judges have ruled.

The case was brought against Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, which said it was “disappointed” but immediately suspended such referrals for under-16s.

The NHS said it “welcomed the clarity” the ruling would bring.

One of the claimants, Keira Bell, said she was “delighted” by the judgment.

Ms Bell, 23, from Cambridge, had been referred to the Tavistock Centre, which runs the UK’s only gender-identity development service (GIDS), as a teenager and was prescribed puberty blockers aged 16.

She argued the clinic should have challenged her more over her decision to transition to a male as a teenager.

In a ruling, Dame Victoria Sharp, sitting with Lord Justice Lewis and Mrs Justice Lieven, said: “It is highly unlikely that a child aged 13 or under would be competent to give consent to the administration of puberty blockers.

“It is doubtful that a child aged 14 or 15 could understand and weigh the long-term risks and consequences of the administration of puberty blockers.

Really? Twelve to eighteen year old kids can’t form consent? And yet the UK still engages in the forcible heteronormative mutilation of Intersex children’s genitals. (Yes, there is a current proposal in the UK parliament to ban surgery on Intersex children, which should have been stopped decades ago.) Is the NHS suggesting that infants who can’t talk somehow consent to surgery that forces them into a gender they may not want later, but teenagers who can speak can’t decide their own gender? Or is this just more cisgender hypocrisy? “Surgery and treatment are only acceptable if it makes kids cisheteronormative!”

Puberty blockers for Transgender teens are life saving treatment because they save these kids’ mental health. THEY ARE NOT SURGERY, and they are reversible, unlike the genital mutilation of Intersex kids. How many more Transgender children will self harm or die by suicide because they are denied puberty blockers?  27% of Trans kids in the UK have tried to kill themselves. How many Transgender boys will be forced to grow breasts against their will? How many Transgender girls forced to endure body hair and lowered voice? How many other unwanted body changes will Transgender and Non-Binary kids have to endure and require costly surgery to correct later, adding to their dysphoria and further damaging their mental health?

Puberty blockers are not permanent. If children stop taking them, their bodies’ own hormones will kick in. The tories, TERF trash and the NHS know this. Their goal isn’t the best interests of children, it’s imposing ideological bigotry and hoping that these children harm or kill themselves.

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Which leads us back to Zinnia Jones. In response to the UK’s third rate medical system deciding to harm children, she wrote a series of tweets suggesting that if Transgender kids are “too young” to be taking puberty blockers, then perhaps we should put all children on puberty blockers until they are eighteen when they can legally decide their own gender.

Her suggestion is clearly a “modest proposal” type of sarcastic response. Unless you’re a rabid and dishonest ideologue, that is.  Then it’s ammunition.

“I really appreciate all the attention y’all have brought to this thread so that I can continue clowning on you at my leisure.” – Zinnia Jones

What has been the response of anti-Trans bigots and TERF trash? To pretend “PBs for everybody!” is a serious statement, that Jones wants people to forcibly neuter all children against their will until adulthood. In all the third rate and third hand “reporting” I have seen thus far, few of them address the NHS’s decision to deny puberty blockers to children.  Most intentionally avoid the real issue or fail to do any research on the actual discussion.

Colour me unsurprised.

Comments

  1. anat says

    They are so concerned by one person detransitioning (or is it retransitioning?) but not about the many transgender people who wish they could have transitioned at a younger age, or explored their gender identity at a younger age? I know the mother of a transgender man who wishes she had listened to her son earlier so that he could have been put on puberty blockers in time. Having breasts that were larger than average even for a cisgender girl gave him a lot of trouble since he played a wind instrument and couldn’t bind while playing it. Eventually he got approved to have top surgery early. But all that misery could have been avoided.

    Also see: Pubertal Suppression for Transgender Youth and Risk of Suicidal Ideation

    From there:

    CONCLUSIONS:
    This is the first study in which associations between access to pubertal suppression and suicidality are examined. There is a significant inverse association between treatment with pubertal suppression during adolescence and lifetime suicidal ideation among transgender adults who ever wanted this treatment. These results align with past literature, suggesting that pubertal suppression for transgender adolescents who want this treatment is associated with favorable mental health outcomes.

    • Allison says

      There is a significant inverse association between treatment with pubertal suppression during adolescence and lifetime suicidal ideation among transgender adults who ever wanted this treatment.

      But an increased suicide rate is their goal. Like Mike Pence and his ilk, they want us to not exist, which they’re trying to do by making it impossible for us to live.

      Another blogger at this site dug out a quote from one of those TERFs:

      They expect we’ll be shocked to see statistics about them being killed, and don’t realize, some of us wish they would ALL be dead.

      (See: https://freethoughtblogs.com/atg/2016/06/29/what-trans-people-mean-when-we-say-misgendering-is-violence/)

  2. Jazzlet says

    It is especially outrageous because with their parent’s permission children are still allowed to get married, and even join the fucking army, which can be life ending.

    I don’t think it is fair to tarnish the whole of the NHS with this, my understanding is that the Tavistock clinic does good work with children who are trans, and that they opposed this legal action. The big problem as ever is lack of money, one clinic however good is completely inadequate for the whole of the UK.

  3. says

    In case anyone doubts that misgendering, deadnaming, and harassing Transgender kids doens’t hurt them, 17 year old Avril (a student in France) died by suicide this week after long term bullying by students, then subjected to abused by so-called “counselors”.

    https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/12/trans-teen-dies-suicide-humiliated-school-counselor-wearing-skirt/

    As the byline says, the school misgendered her when announcing her death. The staff at that “school” are a danger to all children, not just Transgender kids.

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