Stonewall has long had the ear of teachers. Over time, this has allowed him to spread highly questionable information disguised as “equality” advice, including on the issue of transgender.
The LGBT lobby group campaigns for people to blindly accept its gender ideology; to force people to state someone’s self-reported sex, rather than their biological sex. You would think that educators would seek to impart the most accurate knowledge possible – that humans are male or female based on biology, and that cannot be changed.
Instead, they seem to swallow whatever Stonewall and its allies serve.
“Men can give birth”
A recent case revealed that student midwives at Edinburgh Napier University were told that biological men can give birth. It is a place of training for future doctors. They should certainly be firm in saying that it is vitally important that people are treated based on their biology, not their personal preferences.
The erroneous information was contained in a module guide on catheterization which told students that they “need to familiarize themselves” with the procedures for “female and male anatomy.”
Some students, clearly uncomfortable with this teaching, and recognizing it to be totally inaccurate, did not feel able to speak about it to their educators for fear of reprisals. A student said, “We have to write an essay for this class. I only referenced women and pregnant women and I have this nagging worry about losing points.
Surely no medically trained person would believe that a genetic male could give birth.
They took their concerns to the press and due to understandable outrage the module was removed from an online teaching portal. In response, Napier University staff claimed the guidance’s wording was “backwards” and should have referred to women living as men who can now have male genitalia.
So if this was a real mistake, how could it have happened? And why would students assume that was the university’s official position?
Simply put, it’s because Stonewall and other organizations relentlessly spread their radical gender ideology, forcing organizations to accept what they have to say and labeling anyone who disagrees as ” bigots” and “transphobes”. There have been countless stories of doctors and other people in various professions feeling unable to talk about the reality of biological sex.
Some of those who stuck their heads above the parapet found the criticism they faced for speaking the truth made their position untenable. Take Professor Kathleen Stock, an academic who resigned after a hate campaign was waged against her at her workplace by student activists calling for her dismissal. Stories like hers only make others more fearful to stand up.
And so organizations are accepting this advice with less and less heed, incorporating Stonewall’s recommendations and direction into their own policies. Napier’s advice that a man living as a woman could become pregnant also referred to women, not as “mothers”, but as “people who give birth”.
This is proof of Stonewall’s hold over these organizations. They make fundamental mistakes because they are intimidated and misinformed. The end result is highly skilled and intelligent people repeating anti-science nonsense.
Columnist Gillian Bowditch said it well when she criticized universities for encouraging students to simply accept ideas, rather than test them. In doing so, she said, universities “are giving in to unelected and irresponsible bodies which the authorities dare not challenge for fear of their voluble and well-funded wrath.”
Commenting in particular on the Napier case, Kat Barber, co-founder of the group Sex Not Gender Nurses and Midwives, said it was concerning that students felt they had to take their concerns to the press, which, according to her, revealed “a lot about the state that our nursing and midwifery institutions are in”.
And Milli Hill, author, journalist and founder of the Positive Birth Movement, said she believes transgender activists target areas such as midwifery because “childbirth, breastfeeding and menstruation are all major obstacles that stand in the way of the insistence of trans ideology that anyone, regardless of their anatomy, can be a woman”.
“Bodies are neither male nor female”
More and more people seem to realize how extreme some of Stonewall’s lies are and are urging organizations to cut ties.
Consider a recent labor court examining the case of lesbian lawyer Allison Bailey, founder of the gay activist group LGB Alliance, who sued her employer for loss of income after criticizing Stonewall.
During that court case, Kirrin Medcalf, Stonewall’s trans inclusion manager, was asked, “You define women as anyone, including men, who identifies as a woman?” Medcalf then made the ridiculous claim, “Bodies are not inherently male or female. It’s just their bodies.
Following news that a senior Stonewall employee was spreading such factual inaccuracies, former British Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies tweeted: “How can an organisation/company etc. can she take advice, let alone legal advice from Stonewall when she says she doesn’t believe in a biology reality? Especially any institution where physiology matters, eg sports, medicine, security? »
Bodies are not inherently male or female. It’s just their bodies.
Stephanie Davies-Arai, founder of Transgender Trend, said: “We are pleased that Stonewall’s ideas have finally been exposed publicly in court,” adding that the many schools involved in Stonewall “should end their association with the organization now”.
Ostracized for telling the truth
Speaking of schools, what about the sad case of a teenage girl who was mercilessly bullied after expressing her belief in the reality of biological sex?
A member of the House of Lords came to visit the school and in a wide debate she gave her support to the radical gender ideology. The 18-year-old told the Baroness she “respectfully disagrees” with her view.
But after the debate, the girl was confronted by around 60 other students who yelled at her, causing her to collapse, suffering from breathing problems.
She was accused of ‘transphobia’ and the school told her she would have to work in the library if she said anything ‘provocative’. She also spent her breaks and lunches there, feeling compelled to quarantine herself. The bullying continued and she eventually left school.
The teenager said: “I spent so much time convincing myself that I was wrong because I don’t even want to admit the hate people must feel towards me if I wasn’t.”
Author JK Rowling tweeted her support for the student, saying, “The girl’s crime? Say “sex exists”.
Some organisations, such as the BBC, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, as well as universities, police forces and several government departments in Westminster, have severed ties with Stonewall in recent years. The scales seem to be falling from people’s eyes, and we can pray that this continues.
Otherwise, confusion will continue to abound, and more people will continue to suffer for telling the truth.