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About Amethyst Menace

lesbian feminist. detransitioned from years as living on testosterone.

Why are more girls than boys presenting to gender clinics?

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For decades, more young men than young women presented to doctors and psychiatrists with gender dysphoria.  But that has all changed in recent years.

As reported in a 2015 article in the Journal of Sexual Medicineresearchers in Canada and the Netherlands examined data from 748 total clinic referrals in the two countries across several decades. The flip-flop in the boy-girl ratio is obvious, as seen in the  below graph from this quantitative study. As always, a picture is worth at least 1000 words.

Aitken sex ratio graph

The dramatic uptick in girls and women presenting to gender clinics from 2006-13 is abundantly clear–and there seems to be no end in sight.

Starting in 2006, we noted that the number of
referred female adolescents with GD was now
exceeding the number of referred male adolescents
with GD in the Toronto clinic. Thus, there
appears to be an emerging inversion in the sex
ratio of adolescents with GD which…

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One mother’s story: A teen’s transformation in only 3 months

This is so common now, it’s a nightmare. I keep meeting women who, when I explain I’m detransitioning and why, tell me they have a niece, a friend’s daughter, a sister considering cross-sex mutilation. The true believer transgenderists NEED female bodies for the agenda, because by mutilating us and putting us on display they can market directly to misogyny & lesbophobia.

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Here we have an account from another mother of a teen girl who wants to “transition” to male. This woman is one of many others I’ve heard from, all essentially in the same situation. I am beginning to think of these women as Everymoms, because their tales are so similar in their basic plot:  A socially awkward  or depressed girl who only began to talk about “transitioning” in adolescence–and only after being influenced by peers, the Internet, and/or over-eager “gender therapists.”

I intend this account to be part of an ongoing series of guest posts. Parents in a similar situation, please consider sharing your stories here. Anonymity is respected, although anyone who wants to speak publicly and openly is welcome too.


Our older daughter has always done things her own way, and never really fit in. She’s always been a little too naïve, a little too trusting, and slow to understand the social dynamics that were happening around her; nothing…

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What About Donya?

In this BBC news story from 2014, Donya, a lesbian from Iran, now granted asylum in Canada, says, “I was under so much pressure that I wanted to change my gender as soon as possible.” The article casually suggests cross-sex treatment is not mandatory for lesbian and gay Iranians, but the truth emerging is much more complicated, and we know that such mutilation is the only alternative to death and despair for many.

Notice that Donya says she “WANTED” to do this. In her perception, this was a “choice” and she embraced it. Nevertheless her story makes it clear how her perception was manipulated by her culture so her ability to make any real choices based on true information was almost obliterated.

In feminist analyses, it is sometimes taken as axiomatic that women seek cross-sex hormones and medicalized mutilation in a desperate attempt to escape our sex-based oppression. While it is understood that no woman can “become” a man, and therefore no woman can shake off her own oppression by emulating a man, female cross-sex self-identification becomes analogous to “choice feminist” agitation for the “empowerment” of prostitution. As with that example of sexual exploitation in its more familiar form, this framework applies only to a minority of the population in question.

The majority remains partly but insufficiently examined by feminist theory because it is largely inaccessible, and because the population of women who approach cross-sex medical treatment with a “choice” based perspective self-selects for analysis. If not for women who have survived and escaped trafficking, we would know much less about their experiences. Because so few women thus far have survived or escaped cross-sex medical mutilation, our understanding of the submerged majority is still limited.

The enormous emphasis on male cross-sex mutilation in both media and social activism (the latter often due to the necessity for women to respond that men create in their violent agendas) also obfuscates the true final goal of transgenderism: the obliteration of lesbians (and gay men) who pose the greatest threat to the gender hierarchy which anchors patriarchal brutality.

Donya is just one of the many silent victims. Almost all focus in media now is on gay men forced into cross-sex mutilation, because the image of a castrated man provokes sympathy, whereas a gendered society takes it for granted that any approach closer to maleness is an improvement for a lesbian. It’s just not as tragic when women’s bodies are carved up, when women’s lives are treated as disposable–clearly, since sadistic medicalized experimentation on women has always been the status quo in every patriarchal culture.

Oh, and of the three people profiled here, Donya is the only woman. Is that because women like her don’t exist, don’t wish to speak, or are somehow socialized not to speak? Or perhaps is it because they have no ability to speak due to violent coercion, and no one to amplify their voices even if they do?

Donya got out. How many of her sisters remain?


“My problem is: I dont’ have dysphoria”. On wanting to be transgender

Transgender Reality highlights how young women develop “dysphoria” through crowd encouragement, mostly by men.

Transgender Reality

A poster asks r/asktransgender: How do you know you’re transgender? (archived link)

Growing up, I was always a ‘tomboy’. I liked to play with boys, playing soccer, with legos and remote controlled cars. I liked to wear boy’s clothes, baggy pants and shirts, and hated wearing skirts and dresses. Since I was about 11 I had my hair cut short.

It’s the same obsession with gender stereotypes that we’re seen before, but this time from the female perspective. Rejecting the female gender role is seen as unusual, and potentially signifying something more than just not liking the female gender role.

During the years from about 11-15/16, I honestly wished I was a boy. I wanted to be a boy, it made me happy when people accidentally gendered me as a boy, (though it upset me when people purposely called me a boy to be mean). I hit…

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I will be appearing live on Transition Radio TV this coming Thursday, 26 June, to discuss the practice of transgendering kids and my experiences with adolescent psychiatric abuse, transition, and detransition. Here’s the page they set up. You can see me at age 14–beyond any doubt, I would have been a “trans” FTM kid if I were just ten or fifteen years younger.

Transition Radio: Lynn Cadin


Video reply to “Why does dysphoria exist? What if a 2 year old has it?”

Video reply to “How does female transition harm women?”


Could the tide be turning? Trans-gender-critical voices make the New York Times

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Finally a bit of balance in the mainstream press. Mark Angelo Cummings AND Dr. Margaret Moon are pushing back on the early transition meme, in the New York Times no less. So far, reader comments are running strongly in solidarity with those of us who criticize child and teen transition–on all four opinion pieces (Dr. Norman Spack and Skylar Kergil are arguing for early transition).

Nearly all the commenters are saying basically the same thing: We all changed our minds about big things when we were young. We thought we knew. We didn’t. A child deciding to be the opposite sex should be seen no differently. Kids and adolescents should not be making permanent, body-and-mind altering decisions.

Mark Cummings:

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2015/06/18/is-there-a-right-age-to-change-ones-sex/transitioning-is-for-those-who-can-vote-and-drink

Dr. Margaret Moon:

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2015/06/18/is-there-a-right-age-to-change-ones-sex/few-adolescents-are-capable-of-making-a-decision-to-have-gender-transforming-surgery

Please see my two previous blog posts on Mark Cummings and Dr. Margaret Moon.

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