The minister for women has been condemned for saying that young people are having their gender reassigned as “an answer to questions they are perhaps not asking themselves”.
So just who is condemning her?
Ah. Of course. The people who need an increase in their numbers for political reasons.
Victoria Atkins cited an increase in the number of teenagers who were being referred to undergo gender reassignment surgery and declared: “We need to get down to the reasons why this is happening.”
Yes, we do. Why is this controversial?
“The treatments are so serious and life-changing. I’m a little cautious of the use of those treatments because of the potential for the rest of their lives.
“Lots of questions are rightly being asked about how we treat young people. People whose bodies perhaps haven’t developed yet.”
Who could possibly disagree?
Dr Polly Carmichael, gender identity development service director at the clinic’s Gender Identity Development Service, said there was “no single explanation for the increase in referral figures”, adding: “There has been significant progress towards the acceptance and recognition of transgender and gender diverse people in our society.
“There is also greater public knowledge about specialist gender clinics and the pathways into them, and an increased awareness of the possibilities around physical treatments for younger adolescents.”
Ah. Of course. People who stand to make a tidy profit out of it.