The debate on the rise of trans people in Western countries has begun to attract the attention of prominent European political figures. Kemi Badenoch, none other than the UK’s Secretary of State for Equality, has raised concerns about what she calls an “epidemic” of gay children being identified as transgender, in a recent or session of the House of Commons.
As a political way to solve the issue, Badenoch proposed banning the transition for minors without a medical prescription and warned about the possible effects on education that the non-imposition of these There may be legal limits to their development. “It is not a neutral act,” he defended.
In addition, he warns about a so-called “conversion therapy” where children are directed as a priority to a medical path with serious consequences, such as sterilization, that they will easily regret later, instead of consider other types of treatment. .
The minister is advocating for a new school guideline that assures parents of the right to be consulted and that establishes regulations, such as preventing girls from being forced to participate in sports with trans girls. who was born male. “No child is born in the wrong body,” he once said.
Badenoch’s stance created deep divisions in the Conservative Party. Education Minister Gillian Keegan did not oppose requiring clinical advice, but disagreed about her portfolio’s authority to make that decision, saying it rested with Health. The conflict has already resulted in the publication of the guide being delayed.
Conservative MP Elliot Colburn harshly criticized Badenoch, stressing the importance of maintaining a respectful tone in political debate when such matters are addressed. The diversity of opinions within the government is another example of the complexity of the issue.
The person in charge of the Equality Executive in Sunak seems to have adopted the theory of “social contagion”, which ensures that gender dysphoria is behind transsexuality and that, like other psychological problems, it can be socially contagious. The defenders of this thesis also maintain that this phenomenon is the result of modernity, it is based on the new age and gender profiles observed in trans people as evidence of social influence.