In our lineage, we have had two sexes, with endocrinological systems that regulate our form, function, and development, for hundreds of millions of years. It is a system that is both ancient and complex. But hormones are now being pushed by doctors and drug companies—and assented to by parents—as if we have no history with them at all. These hormones include puberty blockers, notably GnRH (Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone), which are often begun in the early teen years. This may then be followed, in the mid-teen years, by cross-sex hormones, specifically estrogen and testosterone. Our history with these hormones is long, and their effects on us complex and cascading, interwoven with myriad systems. Yet we are experimenting on our children as if puberty is a matter of choice. Having mustard or mayo on your sandwich is a choice. Wearing pants or a skirt is a choice. Playing soccer or basketball with friends is a choice. Puberty is not a choice.
from systematic racism to world wrecking carbon consumption, school seems ever more about shaming children’s these days. it’s like some sort of out of control secular calvinism imposed by an ever more rarified and deranged priesthood
and somehow, parents have stood for this. but this next one is going to be a wholly different kind of conflagration.
move over intersectional guilt trips, mask manipulations, and malicious malthusian moralizing, there’s a new sheriff in town to heap guilt upon your children and his name is “vaxx shaming.”
i’m getting reports from friends all over puerto rico that the new vaccine mandates for kids over 5 to attend school is resulting in all kinds of nasty “name and shame.”
I have argued elsewhere that the radicalization of the Democratic Party has provided the GOP with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to forge a “coalition of the sane”—uniting conservatives, centrists, and even disaffected Democrats by unflinchingly opposing the unpopular agenda of the illiberal Left but avoiding conspiracy theories and distancing itself from the far Right. Youngkin executed this strategy to near perfection. He won independent voters by 9 percent—last year, Trump lost them by 19 percent—and yet still turned out an enthusiastic base. Remarkably, Youngkin improved on Trump’s performance with whites without college degrees by 28 percentage points.
The CDC caused an uproar in early September 2021, after it changed its definitions of “vaccination” and “vaccine.” For years, the CDC had set definitions for vaccination/vaccine that discussed immunity. This all changed on September 1, 2021.