‘In­san­ity’ of gen­der de­bate

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - COMMENT -

Sir, – Coun­cil­lor Gre­gor Mur­ray, Dundee City Coun­cil’s equal­i­ties spokesper­son, does not seem to un­der­stand the gov­ern­ment’s pro­pos­als when crit­i­cis­ing Dr Stu­art Waiton of Aber­tay Univer­sity (The Courier, Novem­ber 13).

The coun­cil­lor states that Dr Waiton is warn­ing about some­thing that will not hap­pen be­cause “clin­i­cal de­ci­sions will con­tinue to be made by med­i­cal pro­fes­sion­als within the NHS”.

And yet this is pre­cisely what the Scottish Gov­ern­ment is propos­ing – that peo­ple will sim­ply, by fill­ing out a form, with­out as­sess­ment or help from any med­i­cal pro­fes­sion­als, be able to change their gen­der.

Fur­ther­more, it has come to light that the Scottish Gov­ern­ment has sent out guid­ance to all schools (in­clud­ing pri­mary) that par­ents should not be in­formed if a child wishes to change their gen­der.

A teacher can­not put sun­tan cream on a child with­out per­mis­sion from the child but they can help them ‘change’ their gen­der – with­out telling the par­ents.

This is the level of in­san­ity that our gov­ern­ment is go­ing to in their pur­suit of their Brave New World.

I sus­pect the good peo­ple of Dundee will fer­vently hope that it is not the di­rec­tion that Dundee City Coun­cil will be push­ing its schools.

To tell pri­mary school chil­dren that they can change their gen­der is ap­pallingly ig­no­rant, to en­cour­age them to do so is quite sim­ply state­spon­sored child abuse.

There is a grow­ing body of ev­i­dence which shows the harm that this abuse causes.

Par­ents need to be aware and be warned. We need to stand up for our chil­dren be­fore it be­comes a crime to do so. David Robertson. St Peters Free Church, 4 St Peter Street, Dundee.

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