Let’s check in with Emma Salkild, shall we?
Ok, so the young lad is still trans and now has a girl’s name.
The fact that his/her/zher details have not been amended on the healthcare system is an offensive oversight to Emma and, apparently, triggered an argument with a Doctor’s receptionist.
Perhaps we can pause for a moment and ponder whose responsibility it might be to update a minor’s changed personal details on the Medicare database?
Oh yes, the parent or guardian’s.
Just to spell it out; Emma is upset that the new doctor’s surgery didn’t know that she’d decided to rename her son, despite the fact that she’d not actually submitted the requisite request to update his details.
Does that seem like the response of a rational and functioning adult human?
Of course not.
But this is just a minor level of irrationality when compared to her acceptance of the following statements;
– Sex and gender are social constructs, disconnected from biology.
– A 3 year child is able to articulate complex statements about their gender identity.
– It is in the best interests of the child if the parent and wider society agrees to go along with their fantasy that they are the opposite sex than their biology might suggest.
We all carry irrational and illogical beliefs in our head. Internal consistency is an ideal to be strived for but an impossible ideal.
A surprisingly large number of our irrational beliefs have almost no impact on our or other people’s well-being, however. You can believe the world is only 3,000 years old and we are all descended from Adam and Eve but still wake up, drive to work and manage the Accounts Payable function for a company without those beliefs interfering at all.
However, if you are of the belief that sex and gender are social constructs and, if we could reverse all social conditioning, an individual born with a penis and Y chromosomes can be a woman, AND you act upon these beliefs by imposing this view on a child, we have a problem.
Specifically, this woman is guilty of abusing a 6 year old boy in Sydney, Australia.
It is not unreasonable to anticipate there will be significant legal ramifications to this case in the future.
Where is the intervention by the relevant authorities mandated to consider the child’s well-being? Who is Emma’s Case Officer and what are they doing about this?
This Be The Verse
BY PHILIP LARKIN
They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had,
And add some extra, just for you.
But they were fucked up in their turn,
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another’s throats.
Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf,
Get out as early as you can,
And don’t have any kids yourself.