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Josh Woolcott
Occasional incoherent ramblings (Lib Dem member, I talk about Politics way too much. Electoral Reform my current obsession) 🌈
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Josh Woolcott 24h
He's just... really fucking weird
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Josh Woolcott Dec 3
I suppose this is what happens when you put a 12 year old in charge of the Department for Education
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Josh Woolcott Dec 2
You know, for a brief, glorious moment I forgot Trump was even still President. His shift into total irrelevance is progressing even faster than I thought. In no time at all, nobody need pay him any attention at all.
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Josh Woolcott Dec 2
Replying to @joshwoolcott
It's worth putting those facts out there, in the face of a lot of damaging rhetoric which will be deeply distressing to young trans people.
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Josh Woolcott Dec 2
Replying to @joshwoolcott
The truth is, rather than children been rushed through the GIDS process & onto drugs, young trans people who are prescribed blockers - a small minority of those referred to GIDS - will have exhibited trans identity for a significantly prolonged period & been assessed over time.
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Josh Woolcott Dec 2
Replying to @joshwoolcott
It seems to me it shouldn't come as a massive surprise that of children who have exhibited at least 2 & a half years of trans characteristics and been clinically assessed to be suitable for puberty blockers, that most of those are likely to progress to cross sex hormones?
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Josh Woolcott Dec 2
Replying to @joshwoolcott
The reality is that the average waiting time upon referral to GIDS was around 2 years, followed by at least 6 months of assessment. There were over 2500 referrals in 2019/2020? The number referred on for puberty blockers? 161. So a fraction of those in the system.
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Josh Woolcott Dec 2
Much of the rhetoric coming from those celebrating the effective banning of medical treatment for trans youths would have you believe a child identifies as trans once and GIDS suddenly rush them onto puberty blockers, handing drugs out like sweets. But that simply isn't the case
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Josh Woolcott Dec 2
Replying to @tompeck
With added lorry parks
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Josh Woolcott Dec 2
Replying to @JustineBrian @JuliaHB1
I'm all for eliminating stereotypical gender norms. It would make us a healthier society. That said, the reality is that in present society those things may be a sign. Without a prolonged period of wanting to change gender though, gender dysphoria is unlikely to be diagnosed.
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Josh Woolcott Dec 2
Replying to @JustineBrian @JuliaHB1
It's not quite true though. The NHS recognises that although we such behaviour can be a sign of gender dysphoria, it's also relatively common behaviour and a part of growing up. It's not used solely for a diagnosis.
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Josh Woolcott Dec 2
It does make you wonder at what point the decision is taken in Cabinet to just straight up lie about stuff like this 🤷‍♂️
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Josh Woolcott Dec 1
Yeah but I know how this works. Statistics get produced which are either ignored or dismissed as biased. This though, for example, is from the ONS. Trans people twice as likely to have been a victim of crime in the last year than cis people. Over 1 in 4.
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Josh Woolcott Dec 1
Replying to @joshwoolcott
The problem with blanket-denying trans children access to medical healthcare is that sitting by & refusing intervention is not a passive act. Its a choice which for many young trans people actively causes further harm, feelings of non-acceptance & exacerbates mental health crises
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Josh Woolcott Dec 1
Wait, so 's new *equalities* convener is a supporter of groups like the LGB Alliance as well as anti-trans groups in Scotland? Not concerning at all... 😬
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Josh Woolcott Dec 1
Literally every study that's ever been done into the abuse and harassment experienced by trans people. Google it and take your pick, I guess.
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Josh Woolcott Dec 1
The existence and experience of trans people doesn't invalidate the very real and unacceptable levels of violence and misogyny levelled against women. Nor should it. I'm not sure where you've got the impression I think it might.
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Josh Woolcott Dec 1
At no stage have I invalidated that or claimed it wasnt the case. Domestic violence is completely unacceptable Its also true that significant percentages of trans people (varies by study) will have experienced harassment,Domestic violence& abuse in the last year. As many as half
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Josh Woolcott Dec 1
Those statistics don't relate to your hypothesis.
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Josh Woolcott Dec 1
This idea that trans people, men or women, aren't a severely marginalised group who experience among the highest levels of abuse, discrimination and violence is one of the weirdest around, completely unsupported by any evidence or the experience of most trans people.
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