The Gender Industry: Exploiting Emotions and Manipulating Young Minds
Alasdair Gunn, vice director of advocacy Genspect, warns that the gender industry has “parasitized” people’s emotions by pushing the transgender agenda, including hyping up claims about suicidality risk among people who feel different about their sex.
In an interview with Jan Jekielek on the August 17 episode of “American Thought Leaders,” Mr. Gunn suggested that even though the gender industry presents itself as some sort of social welfare group, it is purely a business exploiting people’s feelings. “They say their little messages about they’re saving trans lives, and they put little hearts and unicorns and rainbows. The surgeons aren’t charity workers, they’re being paid. The people who hold the stocks and shares … they’re not doing it out of the goodness of their [hearts]. This is an industry. And I think that it’s an abnormal industry,” he said.
“It’s an industry which has managed to rig all sorts of quite deeply emotional things in order to serve itself by bringing statutes of limitations down to absurdly short lengths so that if you regret your surgery after three years, in some states in the United States, it’s too late. Three years. So, you’ve got the rest of your life with a body part that you don’t want.”
“So, it’s parasitized people’s emotions.”
Mr. Gunn’s Genspect is an organization seeking to broaden treatment options available for people questioning their gender beyond just “gender-affirming care.”
He brought attention to the suicide angle of the transition agenda. Some people claim that children who feel they belong to a different gender but do not transition could be at a higher risk of suicide.
Mr. Gunn pointed out that there is a “script” used to push young people into the path of gender transitioning. Youngsters receive the “script” from their friends, he claimed.
“I think the best way to think about this script is, it’s like if your child found a poem that resonated. The feeling is probably real. But the information in it is not real. So when they say ‘I’m at risk of suicide,’ this is something they’ve learned from their friends.”
“Now, we’ve actually no evidence of that. It’s a very complicated and thorny issue, but there’s no evidence of that. They tell one another, and they believe it, that they’re at great risk of suicide if they don’t transition.”
Mr. Gunn pointed out that while certain studies do show that suicidality is higher among some young people who question their gender, there are studies showing that suicidal tendencies are even higher among bisexuals.
However, “We don’t take all bisexuals and say, ‘Right, we must rush you to a doctor,'” he said. “That’s not necessarily a medical issue. And it’s certainly not evidence of a bodily problem, a physiological problem.”
In December, a new treatment guide released by the Gender Exploratory Therapy Association (GETA), an organization of professionals from the United States and several other countries, called the “transition-or-die” scenario used to justify transgender treatment for minors as inaccurate and ”ethically questionable.”
“Children as young as 9–12 may be waiving their future right to sexual function and reproduction long before they are mature enough to comprehend the importance of these functions,” the guide warned.
In his interview, Mr. Gunn also highlighted how vulnerable children can be manipulated online by people who consistently affirm that they could be transgender.
Such vulnerable children may share information with people who encourage them to see themselves as transgender while also insisting that “doubt is transphobic.”
“They’re very often told the only people who doubt they’re trans are trans people, which when you think about it as a cognitive sinkhole. Because by that, as soon as you think, ‘right, well, am I trans,’ It’s like the ground is gone beneath you, and you’re trans.”
Mr. Gunn pointed to the presence of predators who may use gender identity confusion among children to manipulate them.
“With this gender identity, it’s very, very clear that there’s something which has allowed predatory men to be a lot bolder. And to exploit this idea that, ‘well, the adults around you don’t understand your gender identity, they don’t understand that you’re trans. I do.’
“And it’s been a disaster. And it’s an unrolling and unfolding disaster for these young people of both sexes. Because there are no guardrails, the”
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