A roundup of news and commentary from around the interwebs.
A nurse has a great editorial at The Post Millennial explaining why the BC Nurse’s Union had no right to endorse Trudeau’s “conversion therapy ban”—Bill C-4—on her behalf. An excerpt:
Banning “conversion therapy,” as it relates to gender identity, will harm gender non-conforming, and usually gay, youth; it will sterilize Canadian children and it will likely frighten Canadian healthcare professionals into providing care that is unethical and not based on evidence. We can expect underage girls to have double mastectomies; and more teenage boys to take drugs that leave them with a micropenis for the rest of their lives.
Academics, clinicians, biologists, feminists, and others have been outspoken about why this type of ban is harmful, and about why other countries are reversing course and rejecting the gender “affirmation only” model that this legislation now enforces under the criminal code of Canada – with threat of prison time. Canadian politicians have ignored us all. They care more about voting for “the right side of history.”
Read the entire thing. Canada’s children desperately need politicians who are actually willing to stand up for their interests.
On that subject, Washington State now allows children to get sex change treatments without parental consent. The LGBT movement is at war with parents, and children are being mutilated, medicated, and destroyed for life.
As a final update to our culture’s awful gender wars, there is an update to that story from Loudoun County, Virginia. From The Daily Wire:
The 14-year-old boy who raped a ninth-grader in a girls’ bathroom while he wore a skirt and blouse was sentenced on Wednesday to residential treatment, as it emerged that he also allegedly attacked a third girl, and after the judge said his psycho-sexual evaluation was one of the most disturbing she has ever seen. The boy, now 15, appeared with his hair in a bun and his ankles in chains, and apologized directly to the two girls that the court found he sexually assaulted in school. His name is being withheld by The Daily Wire due to his age.
But one of the victims said he would not be rehabilitated until he acknowledged that there was also a third girl he has assaulted. “I hope one day you tell them what you did to that girl,” she said. The judge said a report she reviewed as part of sentencing also noted the existence of a third victim.
The mother of the first victim said: “These horrific sexual assaults should have never occurred. There were people who could have turned it around years ago.”
Scott Smith, the father of that victim, told the court “this whole thing caused a huge division in our community … We were accused of lying about this sexual assault for political gain. That didn’t go over well with half of Loudoun County, who didn’t patronize our business” as national media painted him as an ignorant conservative bigot for being angry at a school board meeting.
But on Wednesday Judge Pamela Brooks said the assaults did occur, saying, “Over the years this court has read many psychosexual reports, and when I read yours, frankly, it scared me. It scared me for you, it scared me for society.”
The second victim had her mother read a statement, in which she asked “why me?” She said that she knew the assailant was wearing an ankle monitor when he arrived at her school as a transfer student, but gave him a chance anyway. She did not know that he was wearing it because he had been arrested for forcible sodomy in his previous school, and felt that he took advantage of her kindness.
Commonwealth Attorney Buta Biberaj appeared in court, but did not speak. The juvenile prosecutor who took the lead asked for the perpetrator to be placed on the sex offender registry, a more severe step than that requested by a juvenile parole officer. The judge said she had never ordered a juvenile onto the registry despite hearing numerous juvenile cases, but that “I am ordering you onto the sexual offender registry.”
Biberaj previously said the suspect was released from jail because he had no “history.” The suspect’s mother later told the Daily Mail that he had been busted sending naked pictures four years prior. The publication reported that police were aware of the incident at the time, but that charges were not pursued because the school district promised to handle it.
The Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) did not tell the school community when the May 2021 rape happened, and instead, sent out an email saying that if students noticed police on campus, they should rest assured that it was not because of anything that threatened student safety. Police logs show that police were dispatched to the school to deal with an angry parent: Smith, who was unsatisfied by how the school was handling the rape.
Soon after, the school board sought to pass a policy that would permit transgender students to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with. To address concern by parents that this could cause a safety issue, Superintendent Scott Zeigler said definitively that there had been no bathroom sexual assaults in the Loudoun schools. Smith was in attendance at that meeting and became angry, and he was arrested for disorderly conduct. He was personally prosecuted by Biberaj, who ordinarily would not be involved in minor cases, and she sought jail time, which is also highly unusual for such cases.
The suspect was arrested but let out of jail with an ankle bracelet and transferred to another school, where he assaulted the second girl in a classroom.
Biberaj was elected in 2019 with the help of $850,000 from George Soros, ultimately winning 51% of the vote. Since then, Democratic county leaders have criticized her for going easy on criminals, saying women have particularly suffered as their abusers go unpunished.
The judge rebuffed the defense attorney for downplaying the rape by saying the two had previously had consensual sex–a justification also employed by the likes of the New York Times. “It’s important to have it conveyed that saying yes one day does not mean yes every other day,” she said.
The fight for safety in schools continues—but stories like this are waking parents up.