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Recently, I linked to a surprisingly lucid press release from Brown U. promoting the important research of Brown professor Lisa Littman into the recent epidemic of what she calls “Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria,” in which unhappy adolescent girls, instead of dressing Goth or cutting themselves or turning anorexic or whatever, announce to their parents that they, just like all their friends, have always been a boy on the inside, despite ample evidence from their girly childhoods to the contrary, and demand to be permanently sliced up.

Not surprisingly, Brown U. has already cravenly collapsed. From News from Brown:

Brown statement, community letter on gender dysphoria study
August 27, 2018 Media contact: News Staff 401-863-2476

Following the decision to remove a news article on “rapid-onset gender dysphoria,” the University issued the following statement, and the School of Public Health dean wrote to Brown’s public health community.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — On Aug. 22, 2018, Brown University published a news story detailing a study in the journal PLOS ONE on “rapid-onset gender dysphoria.” On Aug. 27, Brown removed the article from news distribution and issued the statement below regarding the decision to remove the article.

On Aug. 28, Brown University School of Public Health (SPH) Dean Bess Marcus addressed the topic in a letter to the SPH community. The text of that letter is included below the statement.

Brown University Statement — Monday, Aug. 27, 2018

In light of questions raised about research design and data collection related to Lisa Littman’s study on “rapid-onset gender dysphoria,” Brown determined that removing the article from news distribution is the most responsible course of action.

As a general practice, university news offices often make determinations about publishing faculty research based on its publication in established, peer-reviewed journals considered to be in good standing. The journal PLOS ONE on the morning of Aug. 27 published a comment on the research study by Lisa Littman, who holds the position of assistant professor of the practice of behavioral and social sciences at Brown, indicating that the journal “will seek further expert assessment on the study’s methodology and analyses.” Below is the comment posted on the study in the journal PLOS ONE:

“PLOS ONE is aware of the reader concerns raised on the study’s content and methodology. We take all concerns raised about publications in the journal very seriously, and are following up on these per our policy and COPE guidelines. As part of our follow up we will seek further expert assessment on the study’s methodology and analyses. We will provide a further update once we have completed our assessment and discussions.” — PLOS ONE August 27, 2018

Letter to the School of Public Health Community — Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018

Dear Members of the Public Health and Brown Community,

… Independent of the University’s removal of the article because of concerns about research methodology, the School of Public Health has heard from Brown community members expressing concerns that the conclusions of the study could be used to discredit efforts to support transgender youth and invalidate the perspectives of members of the transgender community.

The University and School have always affirmed the importance of academic freedom and the value of rigorous debate informed by research. The merits of all research should be debated vigorously, because that is the process by which knowledge ultimately advances, often through tentative findings that are often overridden or corrected in subsequent higher quality research. The spirit of free inquiry and scholarly debate is central to academic excellence. At the same time, we believe firmly that it is also incumbent on public health researchers to listen to multiple perspectives and to recognize and articulate the limitations of their work. This process includes acknowledging and considering the perspectives of those who criticize our research methods and conclusions and working to improve future research to address these limitations and better serve public health. There is an added obligation for vigilance in research design and analysis any time there are implications for the health of the communities at the center of research and study.

The School’s commitment to studying and supporting the health and well-being of sexual and gender minority populations is unwavering. Our faculty and students are on the cutting edge of research on transgender populations domestically and globally.

“Cutting edge” … ouch.

The commitment of the School to diversity and inclusion is central to our mission, and we pride ourselves on building a community that fully recognizes and affirms the full diversity of gender and sexual identity in its members. These commitments are an unshakable part of our core values as a community.

Commitments to science … not so much.

Sincerely,

Bess H. Marcus, Ph.D.
Dean, Brown University School of Public Health

All minorities are equal, but some minorities are more equal than others, especially the self-proclaimed transgender, some of whom, let me tell you, can be a handful for interpersonal aggression and relentless hostility toward science.

 
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  1. Ugh–I just posted an O/T link to Brown’s “apology” in the previous discussion thread. Not fast enough to beat the iSteve express…

  2. Didn’t Billy Crystal point out, “It’s not how you feel, it’s how you look?”
    And a lot of transgenders don’t look marvelous.

  3. I will hide Lisa Littman in my attic.

    • Replies: @George Taylor

    I will hide Lisa Littman in my attic.
     

    I see the world being slowly transformed into a wilderness; I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy us too. I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that everything will change for the better, that this cruelty too shall end, that peace and tranquility will return once more.
     
    Some other person in a attic ;-)
  4. >>……on the research study by Lisa Littman, who holds the position of assistant professor of the practice of behavioral and social sciences at Brown,

    Assistant professor Lisa Littman, and she will forever remain an assistant professor, never to receive tenure. Got that people? Just watch yourselves.

    • Replies: @TheMediumIsTheMassage
    Unless she 'comes out' as trans herself. It would probably be a smart strategy for her. Would take away heat from the study, maybe actually allowing it to do it, in the same way only black people are allowed to talk about the true extent of black dysfunction, and only gays can write a book like 'And the Band Played On' where the AIDS crisis is largely blamed on gay activists. She doesn't actually have to do anything beyond announcing it. When she gets tenure as a member of the diverse representative, she can realize that she wasn't really trans after all and became gender is fluid and a spectrum no one can say anything about it.
  5. Anon[323] • Disclaimer says:

    Maybe PC will bring back lobotomy as trans-neural.

    Or maybe the politically incorrect will have parts of their brains that are ‘reactionary’ removed.

    Maybe it will be sold as mental circumcision. Parents will be urged to have their mind-circumcized. At a yiung age, remove the part of the brains that correlate with conservatism.

  6. Badthink like Satan is everywhere and good righteous person can fail to pursue it to every nook and cranny.

    • Replies: @Rosie

    Badthink like Satan is everywhere and good righteous person can fail to pursue it to every nook and cranny.
     
    Whiskey, how 'bout an atta girl for the shiksa trying to bring some sanity back to these proceedings?
  7. OT where organization is forbidden, it is still possible to spontaneously demonstrate. A German anon posts:
    >12.000 people walk through the city of Chemnitz in a spontaneous protest march after fatal knife enriching of a 35 year old:

    • Replies: @eah
    What "organization" do you think is forbidden?

    The exact circumstances of the killing (two others, Germans, were very seriously injured), which took place at 3am on Sunday morning, have yet to come out.

    Two sites to follow the news about this are: Junge Freiheit and PI News -- if you don't read German, run a link thru a website translator (Google's works well enough).

    PI News -- Chemnitz: Linke Lügenjournaille und Merkels Propagandachef total gaga

    Junge Freiheit -- Chemnitzer Messerstecher war vorbestraft -- The 22 y/o Iraqi being held as a suspect was previously convicted of drug and bodily injury crimes ("Drogendelikten und Körperverletzung").

    It's likely that within eg two years, with the exception of Berlin, the AfD will be the strongest party throughout the former East Germany -- this growing (re-)separation is being noticed.
    , @Romanian
    Maybe we are seeing an emerging Schelling point. Without being able to organize, we have an emerging strategy based on common understanding of what to do and where to be, reinforced by repeated confirmation that others feel and do the same.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focal_point_(game_theory)
  8. Her twitter is predictably woke-ish:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/lisalllittman

    But her hair screams “Becky”! Under the bus she (or whatever her pronoun of choice is) goes.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Professor Littman looks kind of like Tina Fey: what a Becky!
    , @AndrewR
    Hoisted by her own petard
    , @Dr. X

    But her hair screams “Becky”! Under the bus she (or whatever her pronoun of choice is) goes.
     
    I dunno if she'll get tossed under the bus. (((Littman))) and (((Marcus))) sound more "oy" than "goy," so I'm betting that if she re-focuses her academic work on, say, the Holocaust instead of "rapid onset gender dysphoria," she'll be safe. The Tribe take care of their own.
    , @Bill

    Her twitter is predictably woke-ish:
     
    She re-tweets Bill Kristol, David Corn, and Black Science Man. She likely listens to NPR and thinks it's deep.

    Will she apologize and back down or does she actually care enough about the health and welfare of teenage girls to refuse to do so? It's not obvious.
  9. The spirit of free inquiry and scholarly debate is central to academic excellence.

    Really does read like something out of Animal Farm or 1984.

    “We believe in the free exchange of ideas. No, really.”

    And now that we’ve got that out of the way…

    “It is imperative we silence those voices who would use ‘truth’ to try and stifle Truth as we see it.”

  10. The Age of Cowardice

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    Who’s the coward? She was hired to do this; it’s why she had the job. Certainly can’t be her qualifications.

    She says the magic words and performs the required sacrifice to make the monster go away.
  11. @anonymous
    Her twitter is predictably woke-ish:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/lisalllittman

    But her hair screams “Becky”! Under the bus she (or whatever her pronoun of choice is) goes.

    Professor Littman looks kind of like Tina Fey: what a Becky!

    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
    She looks more like the Jewish broad from The Big Bang theory.
    , @Jenner Ickham Errican

    what a Becky!
     
    LOL. I think you mean “what a Bekah!” Aesthetic face-off:

    Littman

    https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1009641345571405824/KKMh5QiL_400x400.jpg

    Fey

    http://www.elon.edu/images/e-web/pendulum/ENTER-MEANGIRLS-7-ABA.jpg

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7b/Tina_Fey_by_David_Shankbone.jpg

    https://nationalpostcom.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/lisa-littman.jpg
    , @Lot
    She sings too, with her CompSci professor husband and well behaved children, the Littman Family Quartet.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ld7WdHk2Cjc

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yvAcS8oGpfA
  12. @Steve Sailer
    Professor Littman looks kind of like Tina Fey: what a Becky!

    She looks more like the Jewish broad from The Big Bang theory.

  13. Beria and Stalin smile from Hell.

    The legacy of unnecessary butchery is alive and well.

  14. “Cutting edge” … ouch.

    That was LOL funny. Anyway, I’m guessing parents of children that are “on this spectrum” are gonna be pretty interested in this stuff anyway. Were I Professor Littman, I’d consider going rogue, off the literature, by promoting a book on the subject. Besides getting her on Okra and whoever else is still on TV, she could spread the word that way.

    As far as the paper at Brown goes, The Ministry of Truth begs to differ. I guess they want to go full retard and jump the sheep on this.

  15. Michael Bailey (heard of him somewhere) is on the case.

    https://twitter.com/docamitay/status/1034217714733146112

    Littman looks to me like a nice, middle-of-the-road can’t-we-all-work-this-out and be friends nice liberal, like Brett Weinstein or Nick Christakis.

    Christakis just won a prize, but mostly, they are being hung out to dry.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Littman is probably a nice lady who doesn't want 13-year-olds to assume that their culture's advice that the only solution for their recent unhappiness is mutilation is infallible.
    , @Anon
    Michael Bailey has been designing some research of his own I believe, based on comments that he has made on a website where parents gather for support.
  16. OT – Trailer park living, wild animal feeding, sagging mammies sporting cat ladies sticking it to the man is who we are!

    http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/08/27/joliet-cat-woman-beats-the-case/atfsdao/

  17. Professor Littman’s contract at Brown will not be renewed. She’ll be lucky to find a job teaching Psych 101 at a community college. Her academic career is over.

    • Replies: @Bill

    Professor Littman’s contract at Brown will not be renewed. She’ll be lucky to find a job teaching Psych 101 at a community college. Her academic career is over.
     
    That is nowhere near obvious. Her husband is a full prof in CS at Brown and maybe famous (I don't know CS anywhere near well enough---ie at all---to know for sure). He was in a commercial, for example. There is (still) an academic community which thinks trannies are sick, so there is cover. And it helps at least a little that she isn't actually a Becky.
  18. This is actually really unfortunate. The only transgendered people I know are F>M that were traumatized by experiences in Afghanistan. The concept of rapid onset gender dysphoria could have explained this phenomenon, but I guess it won’t be a thing.

    • Replies: @carol
    F>M

    Female to male? Doesn't seem right. I'd expect a flight to female.

    Google thinks it's F#.
    , @stillCARealist
    How does trying to become a man help these women recover from war trauma? Seems more likely that we shouldn't be exposing women to this environment in the first place.
  19. @anonymous
    Her twitter is predictably woke-ish:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/lisalllittman

    But her hair screams “Becky”! Under the bus she (or whatever her pronoun of choice is) goes.

    Hoisted by her own petard

  20. This is scary stuff. I can’t readily think of any other mental disorder or medical problem that is this harmful that people are so willing to allow children to suffer from.

    The closest I can come up with is the deaf community squabble between those who allow deaf children to get cochlear implants (the vast majority) and those who find it to be an insult to deaf people and their culture. It is usually deaf parents who have legitimate fears that that their child, after gaining hearing, will leave them behind, who hesitate to allow their children to get the implants.

    I really feel for those parents whose children suffer from rapid onset gender disorder, or any other type of gender disorder. There is tremendous pressure to just let the child suffer and moms in particular are probably afraid to do anything about it because of social pressure.

    • Replies: @Bill

    This is scary stuff. I can’t readily think of any other mental disorder or medical problem that is this harmful that people are so willing to allow children to suffer from.
     
    Uh, teh ghey?
  21. “Transgender” makes me think of the Spanish el agua, las manos, and the fact that mar can be el mar or la mar.

    A longer and well written discussion of sustantivos ambiguos:

    http://www.profesorenlinea.cl/castellano/Sustantivoambiguo.htm

  22. @Obsessive Contrarian
    Michael Bailey (heard of him somewhere) is on the case.

    https://twitter.com/docamitay/status/1034217714733146112

    Littman looks to me like a nice, middle-of-the-road can't-we-all-work-this-out and be friends nice liberal, like Brett Weinstein or Nick Christakis.

    Christakis just won a prize, but mostly, they are being hung out to dry.

    Littman is probably a nice lady who doesn’t want 13-year-olds to assume that their culture’s advice that the only solution for their recent unhappiness is mutilation is infallible.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    She is a nice lady and a good physician. I guess she takes that "first, let us do no harm" stuff seriously.
  23. @Steve Sailer
    Professor Littman looks kind of like Tina Fey: what a Becky!

    what a Becky!

    LOL. I think you mean “what a Bekah!” Aesthetic face-off:

    Littman

    Fey


    [MORE]

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    A for effort.
  24. @Steve Sailer
    Professor Littman looks kind of like Tina Fey: what a Becky!

    She sings too, with her CompSci professor husband and well behaved children, the Littman Family Quartet.

    • Replies: @Peter Johnson
    She seems like a very nice lady. Good luck to her, and congrats to her for her intellectual honesty and scientific integrity. Commenters here are over-confident about the likely impact on her career prospects -- look at Simon Baron Cohen, now a full professor at Oxford, who showed that gender differences in behavior are mostly genetic in origin. She just has to work a bit harder, as a cost of being intellectually honest.
  25. This was on Instapundit just recently, so somebody has been picking up some clues.

  26. @Whiskey
    Badthink like Satan is everywhere and good righteous person can fail to pursue it to every nook and cranny.

    Badthink like Satan is everywhere and good righteous person can fail to pursue it to every nook and cranny.

    Whiskey, how ’bout an atta girl for the shiksa trying to bring some sanity back to these proceedings?

  27. Anon[195] • Disclaimer says:

    It took Michael Bailey years to dig himself out after a few roid-raged autogynephilics who knew the workings of the gears and wheels of the university research system filed all kinds of informed consent complaints, which scare the bejesus out of universities because of their potential to metastasize into revocation of federal grant money. You think Title IX procedings are kangaroo courts? They are minor league compared to IRB procedings. It look like that tactic is being revved up here.

    Lisa Littman, who holds the position of assistant professor of the practice of behavioral and social sciences at Brown

    Ah-oh … not tenured. We hardly knew ye.

    I want to think that the many researchers who think the party line is BS will eventually win out, but where will the research money come from with the NIH deep state as it is? And in the case of chronic fatigue syndrome, whose proselytizers are nowhere near as rabid as autogynephilics, doctors and epidemiologists just gave up and did the lie-back-england routine.

    • Replies: @TheMediumIsTheMassage
    I'm interested in hearing more about this. Any good sources? I had no idea there was controversy over this topic.
  28. @Obsessive Contrarian
    Michael Bailey (heard of him somewhere) is on the case.

    https://twitter.com/docamitay/status/1034217714733146112

    Littman looks to me like a nice, middle-of-the-road can't-we-all-work-this-out and be friends nice liberal, like Brett Weinstein or Nick Christakis.

    Christakis just won a prize, but mostly, they are being hung out to dry.

    Michael Bailey has been designing some research of his own I believe, based on comments that he has made on a website where parents gather for support.

  29. Just as BLM has harmed blacks immensely, transgender-mania hurts the confused souls it purports to help.

  30. @anonymous
    Her twitter is predictably woke-ish:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/lisalllittman

    But her hair screams “Becky”! Under the bus she (or whatever her pronoun of choice is) goes.

    But her hair screams “Becky”! Under the bus she (or whatever her pronoun of choice is) goes.

    I dunno if she’ll get tossed under the bus. (((Littman))) and (((Marcus))) sound more “oy” than “goy,” so I’m betting that if she re-focuses her academic work on, say, the Holocaust instead of “rapid onset gender dysphoria,” she’ll be safe. The Tribe take care of their own.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    How does that explain Bret Weinstein?
  31. “At the same time, we believe firmly that it is also incumbent on public health researchers to listen to multiple perspectives and to recognize and articulate the limitations of their work.”
    I’m pretty sure that translates to “struggle session”.
    https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C9BKJA_enUS591US591&hl=en-US&biw=1024&bih=653&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=hBKGW-fHNonF8AO1q6-oCg&q=red+guard+struggle+sessions&oq=red+guard+strugg&gs_l=mobile-gws-wiz-img.1.0.0i24.49744.52527..53713…0.0..0.93.552.7……0….1………0j0i67j0i30j0i8i30j0i13j0i13i30j0i8i13i30.PVXPrNyXWcM#imgrc=4fpfmKA-LmExPM:

  32. “Brown community members expressing concerns that the conclusions of the study could be used to discredit efforts to support transgender youth and invalidate the perspectives of members of the transgender community.”

    “Invalidate” is the key word here. While you were studying something useful, this is the language they acquired in those classes where they learned to defend themselves against your hate, intolerance and persecution of the less powerful and privileged. Should you, naively believing in the power of reason, say something of a factual nature pertaining to the issue at hand, she will respond with “I don’t have to stand here and listen to this sh*t” and harrumph off.

    “You’re not validating me!”

    Is that my job on this Earth? To validate someone? What a strange presumption.

  33. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:

    Slightly OT, and I’m not making it up

    Cynthia Nixon demands temperature at Hofstra University be warmed to 76F ahead of her debate with Andrew Cuomo because cold rooms are ‘sexist’

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6107871/Nixon-Cuomo-face-debate-NY-primary-draws-near.html

    Anyone who’s worked in an office with women knows all about this.

  34. Some push-back that will probably not mean much and a public petition.

    https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/brown-university-and-plos-one-defend-academic

  35. @Daniel H
    >>......on the research study by Lisa Littman, who holds the position of assistant professor of the practice of behavioral and social sciences at Brown,

    Assistant professor Lisa Littman, and she will forever remain an assistant professor, never to receive tenure. Got that people? Just watch yourselves.

    Unless she ‘comes out’ as trans herself. It would probably be a smart strategy for her. Would take away heat from the study, maybe actually allowing it to do it, in the same way only black people are allowed to talk about the true extent of black dysfunction, and only gays can write a book like ‘And the Band Played On’ where the AIDS crisis is largely blamed on gay activists. She doesn’t actually have to do anything beyond announcing it. When she gets tenure as a member of the diverse representative, she can realize that she wasn’t really trans after all and became gender is fluid and a spectrum no one can say anything about it.

  36. @Anon
    It took Michael Bailey years to dig himself out after a few roid-raged autogynephilics who knew the workings of the gears and wheels of the university research system filed all kinds of informed consent complaints, which scare the bejesus out of universities because of their potential to metastasize into revocation of federal grant money. You think Title IX procedings are kangaroo courts? They are minor league compared to IRB procedings. It look like that tactic is being revved up here.

    Lisa Littman, who holds the position of assistant professor of the practice of behavioral and social sciences at Brown
     
    Ah-oh ... not tenured. We hardly knew ye.

    I want to think that the many researchers who think the party line is BS will eventually win out, but where will the research money come from with the NIH deep state as it is? And in the case of chronic fatigue syndrome, whose proselytizers are nowhere near as rabid as autogynephilics, doctors and epidemiologists just gave up and did the lie-back-england routine.

    I’m interested in hearing more about this. Any good sources? I had no idea there was controversy over this topic.

    • Replies: @CCZ
    4thWaveNow: A community of parents & others concerned about the medicalization of gender-atypical youth and rapid-onset gender dysphoria (ROGD).

    https://4thwavenow.com/

    https://4thwavenow.com/2018/08/28/brown-university-and-plos-one-defend-academic-freedom-and-scientific-inquiry/

    Regarding the US NIH, sadly, transgender advocates seem to be steering the ship. All 4 of the below researchers are doctors at “dedicated transgender youth clinics” and appear to be rabid PRO-medicalization of transgender youth and adolescents, some as young as 12.


    The National Institutes of Health has awarded $5.7 million for a five-year, multicenter study, which will be the first in the U.S. to evaluate the long-term outcomes of medical treatment for transgender youth. This study will provide essential, evidence-based information on the physiological and psychosocial impact, as well as safety, of hormone blockers and cross-sex hormones use in this population. (2015)

    The multicenter study will be located at four academic medical centers with dedicated transgender youth clinics. The co-investigators and their institutions include:
    Johanna Olson, MD, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
    Stephen Rosenthal, MD, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco
    Robert Garofalo, MD, MPH, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Norman Spack, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
     

    From Great Britain, but very relevant:

    This site is for everyone who is concerned about the social and medical ‘transition’ of children, the introduction of ‘gender identity’ teaching into schools and new policies and legislation based on subjective ideas of ‘gender’ rather than the biological reality of sex.
    It is for parents or carers who are concerned about their teenager’s sudden identification as ‘transgender’ or worried about the new teaching of ideology as fact and the introduction of mixed-sex toilets and changing-rooms in their child’s school.
    It is for everyone who values free speech and open debate.
    https://www.transgendertrend.com/

     

    , @Anon
    Michael Bailey wrote a book called The Man Who Would be Queen about Blancharc's transgender theories and other topics, really interesting. It won an LGBT organization award. Then some autygyns found it and went berserk and the award was revoked. The book is free online, but is also still in print.

    I did a deep dive into various websites when I got interested in it, after reading the book, including a long piece written by Alice Dreger outlining the attacks on Bailey in detail. Dreger later quit Northwestern, where she was, and Bailey remains, a professor. She then wrote a book called Galileo's Middle Finger, which I think included a version of her Bailey history. If I were looking into it today, reading these two books might be the best introduction.

    The three autogyns who went after him are very typical trannies who seem to retain an enormous amount of male aggressiveness and male interests. They also devoted an enourmous amount of time to try to destroy him. He was lucky it happened when it did. In today's atmosphere university adminstrators would cave in more easily.
  37. Harvard’s School of Public Health has long been at the cutting edge of social justice warfare. In the 80s it worked hard to spread disinformation about AIDS. And trading on its scientific credentials, it’s pushed nationalized/single-payer health care.

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    In the 80s it worked hard to spread disinformation about AIDS.
     
    Do you have any links about this? Sounds interesting.
  38. It strikes me that many of those actively promoting the sexual mutilation of children, and those serving as their accomplices, do not ever consider that they might eventually face punishment.

    I suppose they actively eschew the study of history, and fail to grasp that things often change in unexpected ways.

    • Replies: @Lot
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Money
  39. @Lot
    She sings too, with her CompSci professor husband and well behaved children, the Littman Family Quartet.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ld7WdHk2Cjc

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yvAcS8oGpfA

    She seems like a very nice lady. Good luck to her, and congrats to her for her intellectual honesty and scientific integrity. Commenters here are over-confident about the likely impact on her career prospects — look at Simon Baron Cohen, now a full professor at Oxford, who showed that gender differences in behavior are mostly genetic in origin. She just has to work a bit harder, as a cost of being intellectually honest.

  40. I would add that this stuff isn’t merely SJW-driven. Paving the way for as many people as possible to become lifelong medical patients with unrealistic expectations while silencing dissent and making everyone “celebrate” individuals who join the cult is a trillion dollar business!

    The Federalist

    Who Are the Rich, White Men Institutionalizing Transgender Ideology?

    I would recommend anyone with even a passing interest in the topic give this a read as it is eye-opening with regards to the scale and goals regarding this, as well as who is involved and cui bono.

    Some extracts…

    I found exceedingly rich, white men with enormous cultural influence are funding the transgender lobby and various transgender organizations. These include but are not limited to Jennifer Pritzker (a male who identifies as transgender); George Soros; Martine Rothblatt (a male who identifies as transgender and transhumanist); Tim Gill (a gay man)….

    Along with support by pharmaceutical giants such as Janssen Therapeutics, the health foundation of a Johnson and Johnson founder, Viiv, Pfizer, Abbott Laboratories, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, major technology corporations including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Intel, Dell, and IBM are also funding the transgender project. In February 2017, Apple, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Yelp, PayPal, and 53 other mostly tech corporations signed onto an amicus brief pushing the U.S. Supreme Court to prohibit schools from keeping private facilities for students designated according to sex.

    As these corporations were pushing for transgender bathrooms, they were fighting President Trump’s travel ban and immigration policies. In reporting the incidents simultaneously, CNN News made the obvious connection between the corporations’ interest in the immigration ban and commerce, quoting a legal brief signed by the companies that said, “It is inflicting significant harm on American business, innovation and growth.” It made no such equivalent connection for the corporations’ interest in transgender rights. The obvious question would be: Why do they care? The obvious answer is: money.

    Melding this manufactured medical issue with civil rights frame entails the continuance and growth of the problem. Transgenderism is framed as both a medical problem, for the gender dysphoria of children who need puberty blockers and are being groomed for a lifetime of medicalization, and as a brave and original lifestyle choice for adults. Martine Rothblatt suggests we are all transhuman, that changing our bodies by removing healthy tissue and organs and ingesting cross-sex hormones over the course of a lifetime can be likened to wearing make-up, dying our hair, or getting a tattoo. If we are all transhuman, expressing that could be a never-ending saga of body-related consumerism.

    • Replies: @Ghost of Bull Moose
    Good Lord. It never occurred to me. They are practicing vaginoplasties on donated cadavers.

    Well guess who isn't donating their corpse for you to play with now, medical profession?

    I don't ask for much, but I'll be damned if I let a bunch of giggling med students put a front hole in my expired vehicle.
    , @The Wild Geese Howard
    Thanks for posting this link.

    This article is important because it ably argues that Western culture and mores did not just change overnight.

    There are many, many wealthy and influential people who have paid....I mean...invested a *lot* of money in their project of altering Western culture.
    , @CCZ
    “Charitable” foundations are an exceptionally important but often overlooked progressive army in the culture wars.

    One source of information on trans advocacy grants is “Grantmakers United for Trans Communities (GUTC)” which “aims to inspire a philanthropic culture that is inclusive and supportive of trans people through grantmaking and decision-making.”
    http://www.lgbtfunders.org/initiatives/gutc/

    Fact sheet on transgender advocacy funding ($17 million in 2016):

    https://www.lgbtfunders.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/GUTC_Foundation_Funding_for_U.S._Trans_Communities.pdf

    And don't forget that POC trans are entitled to the most attention: “Trans people of color often face markedly worse health and economic outcomes as they navigate multiple systems of oppression.”

    Arcus Foundation is #1 in transgender grant funding. Arcus is the child of Jon L. Stryker, billionaire heir to the Stryker Corporation medical supply company fortune of grandfather Homer Stryker. In 2018, his net worth was estimated at $2.9 billion.

    The Tides Foundation, which has received donations from George Soros, is another top 10 (#8 in 2016) transgender advocacy donor.

    As the article that you cited has noted, Tides' grants use a “creative” funding method, “Fiscal Sponsorship,” which uses a tax-exempt charity [Tides] to provide financial support to a non-tax exempt project or organization, therefore lending it tax exemption as long as the charity [Tides] retains control of the way its funds are spent.
  41. @J.Ross
    OT where organization is forbidden, it is still possible to spontaneously demonstrate. A German anon posts:
    >12.000 people walk through the city of Chemnitz in a spontaneous protest march after fatal knife enriching of a 35 year old:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYaVOXlaS5c

    What “organization” do you think is forbidden?

    The exact circumstances of the killing (two others, Germans, were very seriously injured), which took place at 3am on Sunday morning, have yet to come out.

    Two sites to follow the news about this are: Junge Freiheit and PI News — if you don’t read German, run a link thru a website translator (Google’s works well enough).

    PI News — Chemnitz: Linke Lügenjournaille und Merkels Propagandachef total gaga

    Junge Freiheit — Chemnitzer Messerstecher war vorbestraft — The 22 y/o Iraqi being held as a suspect was previously convicted of drug and bodily injury crimes (“Drogendelikten und Körperverletzung”).

    It’s likely that within eg two years, with the exception of Berlin, the AfD will be the strongest party throughout the former East Germany — this growing (re-)separation is being noticed.

    • Replies: @eah
    OT

    What happened in Chemnitz will be in the news for some time.

    The 22 y/o Iraqi being held as a suspect was previously convicted of drug and bodily injury crimes

    A new minor controversy is the fact someone leaked the details of the Haftbefehl (arrest order is the literal translation, but actually it pertains more to both permission to arrest and keep the person in custody) against the 22 y/o Iraqi -- in the image below, "erhebliche vorbestrafte und unter Bewährung bestehende Beschuldigte verfügt als geduldeter Asylbewerber" means he has a significant criminal history, was on probation at the time of this killing (it is a near certainty he never spent a day in jail before this despite his significant criminal history), and is still in Germany despite 1) his asylum application being officially rejected ("geduldeter Asylbewerber"), and 2) his significant criminal history (even that was not enough to get him deported).

    Not shocking at all is the fact authorities seem more concerned with the leaking of the Haftbefehl than with the brutal nature of the crime -- the dead man is said to have suffered more than 20 stab wounds -- the other two Germans were critically injured.

    http://www.pi-news.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/fluchtanreiz-696x389.jpg
    , @J.Ross
    I mean the act and not the thing with an acronym and a mailing address; I mean places that did everything possible to avoid demonstrations of public disapproval will find them happening without any structure to outlaw or "thought leaders" to humiliate.
  42. @TheMediumIsTheMassage
    I'm interested in hearing more about this. Any good sources? I had no idea there was controversy over this topic.

    4thWaveNow: A community of parents & others concerned about the medicalization of gender-atypical youth and rapid-onset gender dysphoria (ROGD).

    https://4thwavenow.com/

    https://4thwavenow.com/2018/08/28/brown-university-and-plos-one-defend-academic-freedom-and-scientific-inquiry/

    Regarding the US NIH, sadly, transgender advocates seem to be steering the ship. All 4 of the below researchers are doctors at “dedicated transgender youth clinics” and appear to be rabid PRO-medicalization of transgender youth and adolescents, some as young as 12.

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded $5.7 million for a five-year, multicenter study, which will be the first in the U.S. to evaluate the long-term outcomes of medical treatment for transgender youth. This study will provide essential, evidence-based information on the physiological and psychosocial impact, as well as safety, of hormone blockers and cross-sex hormones use in this population. (2015)

    The multicenter study will be located at four academic medical centers with dedicated transgender youth clinics. The co-investigators and their institutions include:
    Johanna Olson, MD, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
    Stephen Rosenthal, MD, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco
    Robert Garofalo, MD, MPH, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Norman Spack, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

    From Great Britain, but very relevant:

    This site is for everyone who is concerned about the social and medical ‘transition’ of children, the introduction of ‘gender identity’ teaching into schools and new policies and legislation based on subjective ideas of ‘gender’ rather than the biological reality of sex.
    It is for parents or carers who are concerned about their teenager’s sudden identification as ‘transgender’ or worried about the new teaching of ideology as fact and the introduction of mixed-sex toilets and changing-rooms in their child’s school.
    It is for everyone who values free speech and open debate.
    https://www.transgendertrend.com/

  43. It’s bad enough to allow junk female academics to publish, but quite another to give them control of important academic institutions — you see the consequences of the latter here.

    The letter is signed by Bess Marcus — here is her CV (all 66 pages of it) — scroll down to the list of her peer reviewed publications — it’s almost all junk, and many of the titles make it seem the same paper was reworked and submitted to different journals.

    Current president of Brown is Christina Paxson, a Jew — the previous president was a black woman — both are more or less junk academics.

    Men — not manlets — must re-assume control of these institutions and put a stop to this rot.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    Have no doubt: there are men behind her hiring and better men who would have been competing for the post but were struck down somewhere along the road of their development by the progtard mafia.
    , @Bill

    It’s bad enough to allow junk female academics to publish, but quite another to give them control of important academic institutions
     
    It's really hard to do one without the other. You would have to explicitly embrace the idea that females are not suited to leadership roles. Given that American society has trouble grasping that females are not suited to combat roles, this isn't happening.
  44. @Mishima Zaibatsu
    I would add that this stuff isn't merely SJW-driven. Paving the way for as many people as possible to become lifelong medical patients with unrealistic expectations while silencing dissent and making everyone "celebrate" individuals who join the cult is a trillion dollar business!

    The Federalist

    Who Are the Rich, White Men Institutionalizing Transgender Ideology?
     
    I would recommend anyone with even a passing interest in the topic give this a read as it is eye-opening with regards to the scale and goals regarding this, as well as who is involved and cui bono.

    Some extracts...

    I found exceedingly rich, white men with enormous cultural influence are funding the transgender lobby and various transgender organizations. These include but are not limited to Jennifer Pritzker (a male who identifies as transgender); George Soros; Martine Rothblatt (a male who identifies as transgender and transhumanist); Tim Gill (a gay man)....

    Along with support by pharmaceutical giants such as Janssen Therapeutics, the health foundation of a Johnson and Johnson founder, Viiv, Pfizer, Abbott Laboratories, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, major technology corporations including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Intel, Dell, and IBM are also funding the transgender project. In February 2017, Apple, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Yelp, PayPal, and 53 other mostly tech corporations signed onto an amicus brief pushing the U.S. Supreme Court to prohibit schools from keeping private facilities for students designated according to sex.

    As these corporations were pushing for transgender bathrooms, they were fighting President Trump’s travel ban and immigration policies. In reporting the incidents simultaneously, CNN News made the obvious connection between the corporations’ interest in the immigration ban and commerce, quoting a legal brief signed by the companies that said, “It is inflicting significant harm on American business, innovation and growth.” It made no such equivalent connection for the corporations’ interest in transgender rights. The obvious question would be: Why do they care? The obvious answer is: money.

    Melding this manufactured medical issue with civil rights frame entails the continuance and growth of the problem. Transgenderism is framed as both a medical problem, for the gender dysphoria of children who need puberty blockers and are being groomed for a lifetime of medicalization, and as a brave and original lifestyle choice for adults. Martine Rothblatt suggests we are all transhuman, that changing our bodies by removing healthy tissue and organs and ingesting cross-sex hormones over the course of a lifetime can be likened to wearing make-up, dying our hair, or getting a tattoo. If we are all transhuman, expressing that could be a never-ending saga of body-related consumerism.
     

    Good Lord. It never occurred to me. They are practicing vaginoplasties on donated cadavers.

    Well guess who isn’t donating their corpse for you to play with now, medical profession?

    I don’t ask for much, but I’ll be damned if I let a bunch of giggling med students put a front hole in my expired vehicle.

    • LOL: Harry Baldwin
  45. A few years ago, Steve posted Charlotte Allen’s essay about Michael Bailey’s research. I posted a link to it on an unrelated discussion forum, and within seconds exceptionally high energy posters appeared with very long and detailed denunciations of the article and successful demands that the link be taken down; in retrospect some computer savvy trans activist had probably figured out how to spot any link driving any traffic to the article and respond immediately. They’re a high energy group.

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    Many tend to be unemployed in any serious sense and have nothing to do all day but hang out on the internet all day.
    , @Desiderius
    “computer savvy trans activist”

    The causation runs both directions.
  46. @International Jew
    Harvard's School of Public Health has long been at the cutting edge of social justice warfare. In the 80s it worked hard to spread disinformation about AIDS. And trading on its scientific credentials, it's pushed nationalized/single-payer health care.

    In the 80s it worked hard to spread disinformation about AIDS.

    Do you have any links about this? Sounds interesting.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    I was around then and I remember they were pushing the "AIDS threatens us all/AIDS is not a homosexual thing" line. Not that the Harvard School of Public Health was alone in that.
  47. Anon[200] • Disclaimer says:
    @TheMediumIsTheMassage
    I'm interested in hearing more about this. Any good sources? I had no idea there was controversy over this topic.

    Michael Bailey wrote a book called The Man Who Would be Queen about Blancharc’s transgender theories and other topics, really interesting. It won an LGBT organization award. Then some autygyns found it and went berserk and the award was revoked. The book is free online, but is also still in print.

    I did a deep dive into various websites when I got interested in it, after reading the book, including a long piece written by Alice Dreger outlining the attacks on Bailey in detail. Dreger later quit Northwestern, where she was, and Bailey remains, a professor. She then wrote a book called Galileo’s Middle Finger, which I think included a version of her Bailey history. If I were looking into it today, reading these two books might be the best introduction.

    The three autogyns who went after him are very typical trannies who seem to retain an enormous amount of male aggressiveness and male interests. They also devoted an enourmous amount of time to try to destroy him. He was lucky it happened when it did. In today’s atmosphere university adminstrators would cave in more easily.

  48. @Mishima Zaibatsu
    I would add that this stuff isn't merely SJW-driven. Paving the way for as many people as possible to become lifelong medical patients with unrealistic expectations while silencing dissent and making everyone "celebrate" individuals who join the cult is a trillion dollar business!

    The Federalist

    Who Are the Rich, White Men Institutionalizing Transgender Ideology?
     
    I would recommend anyone with even a passing interest in the topic give this a read as it is eye-opening with regards to the scale and goals regarding this, as well as who is involved and cui bono.

    Some extracts...

    I found exceedingly rich, white men with enormous cultural influence are funding the transgender lobby and various transgender organizations. These include but are not limited to Jennifer Pritzker (a male who identifies as transgender); George Soros; Martine Rothblatt (a male who identifies as transgender and transhumanist); Tim Gill (a gay man)....

    Along with support by pharmaceutical giants such as Janssen Therapeutics, the health foundation of a Johnson and Johnson founder, Viiv, Pfizer, Abbott Laboratories, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, major technology corporations including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Intel, Dell, and IBM are also funding the transgender project. In February 2017, Apple, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Yelp, PayPal, and 53 other mostly tech corporations signed onto an amicus brief pushing the U.S. Supreme Court to prohibit schools from keeping private facilities for students designated according to sex.

    As these corporations were pushing for transgender bathrooms, they were fighting President Trump’s travel ban and immigration policies. In reporting the incidents simultaneously, CNN News made the obvious connection between the corporations’ interest in the immigration ban and commerce, quoting a legal brief signed by the companies that said, “It is inflicting significant harm on American business, innovation and growth.” It made no such equivalent connection for the corporations’ interest in transgender rights. The obvious question would be: Why do they care? The obvious answer is: money.

    Melding this manufactured medical issue with civil rights frame entails the continuance and growth of the problem. Transgenderism is framed as both a medical problem, for the gender dysphoria of children who need puberty blockers and are being groomed for a lifetime of medicalization, and as a brave and original lifestyle choice for adults. Martine Rothblatt suggests we are all transhuman, that changing our bodies by removing healthy tissue and organs and ingesting cross-sex hormones over the course of a lifetime can be likened to wearing make-up, dying our hair, or getting a tattoo. If we are all transhuman, expressing that could be a never-ending saga of body-related consumerism.
     

    Thanks for posting this link.

    This article is important because it ably argues that Western culture and mores did not just change overnight.

    There are many, many wealthy and influential people who have paid….I mean…invested a *lot* of money in their project of altering Western culture.

  49. @Nathan
    This is actually really unfortunate. The only transgendered people I know are F>M that were traumatized by experiences in Afghanistan. The concept of rapid onset gender dysphoria could have explained this phenomenon, but I guess it won't be a thing.

    F>M

    Female to male? Doesn’t seem right. I’d expect a flight to female.

    Google thinks it’s F#.

    • Replies: @Nathan
    Yeah, I don't keep up with the pronoun wars, but female to male.
  50. @anonymous
    Her twitter is predictably woke-ish:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/lisalllittman

    But her hair screams “Becky”! Under the bus she (or whatever her pronoun of choice is) goes.

    Her twitter is predictably woke-ish:

    She re-tweets Bill Kristol, David Corn, and Black Science Man. She likely listens to NPR and thinks it’s deep.

    Will she apologize and back down or does she actually care enough about the health and welfare of teenage girls to refuse to do so? It’s not obvious.

  51. @Spotted Toad
    A few years ago, Steve posted Charlotte Allen’s essay about Michael Bailey’s research. I posted a link to it on an unrelated discussion forum, and within seconds exceptionally high energy posters appeared with very long and detailed denunciations of the article and successful demands that the link be taken down; in retrospect some computer savvy trans activist had probably figured out how to spot any link driving any traffic to the article and respond immediately. They’re a high energy group.

    Many tend to be unemployed in any serious sense and have nothing to do all day but hang out on the internet all day.

  52. @jcd1974
    Professor Littman's contract at Brown will not be renewed. She'll be lucky to find a job teaching Psych 101 at a community college. Her academic career is over.

    Professor Littman’s contract at Brown will not be renewed. She’ll be lucky to find a job teaching Psych 101 at a community college. Her academic career is over.

    That is nowhere near obvious. Her husband is a full prof in CS at Brown and maybe famous (I don’t know CS anywhere near well enough—ie at all—to know for sure). He was in a commercial, for example. There is (still) an academic community which thinks trannies are sick, so there is cover. And it helps at least a little that she isn’t actually a Becky.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    She's a licensed physician, she doesn't need the academic gig.
  53. @william munny
    This is scary stuff. I can't readily think of any other mental disorder or medical problem that is this harmful that people are so willing to allow children to suffer from.

    The closest I can come up with is the deaf community squabble between those who allow deaf children to get cochlear implants (the vast majority) and those who find it to be an insult to deaf people and their culture. It is usually deaf parents who have legitimate fears that that their child, after gaining hearing, will leave them behind, who hesitate to allow their children to get the implants.

    I really feel for those parents whose children suffer from rapid onset gender disorder, or any other type of gender disorder. There is tremendous pressure to just let the child suffer and moms in particular are probably afraid to do anything about it because of social pressure.

    This is scary stuff. I can’t readily think of any other mental disorder or medical problem that is this harmful that people are so willing to allow children to suffer from.

    Uh, teh ghey?

  54. With all the attention and media on World War T, our old friend “self-harm” has been out of the media lately, but made a big UK comeback today.

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/aug/29/quarter-of-14-year-old-girls-in-uk-have-self-harmed-report-finds

    “More than 100,000 children aged 14 in the UK are self-harming, with one in four girls of this age having deliberately hurt themselves, according to a new report.

    In figures that show the scale of the mental health crisis affecting young people, the Children’s Survey analysed a survey of 11,000 14-year-olds which found that a quarter of girls and nearly one in 10 boys had self-harmed in a year.

    The charity estimated that 110,000 children aged 14 may be self-harming, including 76,000 girls and 33,000 boys.

    Experts have put the behaviour down to a combination of pressure from school, austerity and gender expectations.”

    The survey was commissioned by the former Church Of England Children’s Society, an organisation whose collapse roughly parallels that of the parent church.

    I guess that, after suicide, going trans with hormones and surgery is the highest form of self-harm.

    “Nearly a quarter (24%) said they heard jokes or comments about other people’s bodies or looks all the time, while more than a fifth (22%) of those in secondary school said jokes or comments were often made about people’s sexual activity.”

    Whereas forty years back you never noticed your schoolmates bodies or looks, and would never have made jokes about them, would you? It must be an odd mental quirk that makes me still remember who the pretty girls at school were.

    The solution is obviously more, more explicit, and earlier sex education, and more funding (by ethical cosmetics groups who sell skin lotion at £32 a pop) for “Body Confidence” awards.

    • Replies: @El Dato

    Devon put some of the blame on austerity.

    “The world is just a more difficult place to navigate,” she said. “You can see a sharp rise in mental health conditions such as anxiety and self-harm since 2010 and that is when austerity began.”
     
    Might also be the time when Corbyn's antisemitism began to bloom, who knows.
  55. @Nathan
    This is actually really unfortunate. The only transgendered people I know are F>M that were traumatized by experiences in Afghanistan. The concept of rapid onset gender dysphoria could have explained this phenomenon, but I guess it won't be a thing.

    How does trying to become a man help these women recover from war trauma? Seems more likely that we shouldn’t be exposing women to this environment in the first place.

    • Replies: @Nathan
    Oh, I wouldn't pretend to know and I wouldn't even go so far as to say it was helping. It's just something I personally observed. More research was necessary, but oh well. Who needs to know things, right?
  56. Anonymous[544] • Disclaimer says:

    Can’t do blockquote on an iPad, but the following is from:

    https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/08/29/philosophers-object-journals-publication-terf-reference-some-feminists-it-really

    The scholars who complained — seven feminist philosophers from Britain and Australia — wrote in Daily Nous that TERF “is at worst a slur and at best derogatory. We are extremely concerned about the normalization of this term in academic philosophy, and its effect in reinforcing a hostile climate for debate on an issue of key importance to women.”

    TERF “is widely used across online platforms as a way to denigrate and dismiss the women (and some men) who disagree with the dominant narrative on trans issues,” the scholars wrote. Targeted groups include “lesbians who merely maintain that same-sex attraction is not equivalent to transphobia,” and “women who believe that women’s oppression is sex-based, and are concerned about erasing the political importance of female bodies,” they said, citing websites such as TerfIsaSlur.com as evidence.

  57. The university administrators with the power to make these decisions are maggots feeding on the decaying corpse of elite (sic) institutions.

  58. @Spotted Toad
    A few years ago, Steve posted Charlotte Allen’s essay about Michael Bailey’s research. I posted a link to it on an unrelated discussion forum, and within seconds exceptionally high energy posters appeared with very long and detailed denunciations of the article and successful demands that the link be taken down; in retrospect some computer savvy trans activist had probably figured out how to spot any link driving any traffic to the article and respond immediately. They’re a high energy group.

    “computer savvy trans activist”

    The causation runs both directions.

  59. @eah
    It's bad enough to allow junk female academics to publish, but quite another to give them control of important academic institutions -- you see the consequences of the latter here.

    The letter is signed by Bess Marcus -- here is her CV (all 66 pages of it) -- scroll down to the list of her peer reviewed publications -- it's almost all junk, and many of the titles make it seem the same paper was reworked and submitted to different journals.

    Current president of Brown is Christina Paxson, a Jew -- the previous president was a black woman -- both are more or less junk academics.

    Men -- not manlets -- must re-assume control of these institutions and put a stop to this rot.

    Have no doubt: there are men behind her hiring and better men who would have been competing for the post but were struck down somewhere along the road of their development by the progtard mafia.

  60. @Dr. X

    But her hair screams “Becky”! Under the bus she (or whatever her pronoun of choice is) goes.
     
    I dunno if she'll get tossed under the bus. (((Littman))) and (((Marcus))) sound more "oy" than "goy," so I'm betting that if she re-focuses her academic work on, say, the Holocaust instead of "rapid onset gender dysphoria," she'll be safe. The Tribe take care of their own.

    How does that explain Bret Weinstein?

  61. @AndrewR
    The Age of Cowardice

    Who’s the coward? She was hired to do this; it’s why she had the job. Certainly can’t be her qualifications.

    She says the magic words and performs the required sacrifice to make the monster go away.

  62. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    what a Becky!
     
    LOL. I think you mean “what a Bekah!” Aesthetic face-off:

    Littman

    https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1009641345571405824/KKMh5QiL_400x400.jpg

    Fey

    http://www.elon.edu/images/e-web/pendulum/ENTER-MEANGIRLS-7-ABA.jpg

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7b/Tina_Fey_by_David_Shankbone.jpg

    https://nationalpostcom.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/lisa-littman.jpg

    A for effort.

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Thank you.
  63. @Mishima Zaibatsu
    I would add that this stuff isn't merely SJW-driven. Paving the way for as many people as possible to become lifelong medical patients with unrealistic expectations while silencing dissent and making everyone "celebrate" individuals who join the cult is a trillion dollar business!

    The Federalist

    Who Are the Rich, White Men Institutionalizing Transgender Ideology?
     
    I would recommend anyone with even a passing interest in the topic give this a read as it is eye-opening with regards to the scale and goals regarding this, as well as who is involved and cui bono.

    Some extracts...

    I found exceedingly rich, white men with enormous cultural influence are funding the transgender lobby and various transgender organizations. These include but are not limited to Jennifer Pritzker (a male who identifies as transgender); George Soros; Martine Rothblatt (a male who identifies as transgender and transhumanist); Tim Gill (a gay man)....

    Along with support by pharmaceutical giants such as Janssen Therapeutics, the health foundation of a Johnson and Johnson founder, Viiv, Pfizer, Abbott Laboratories, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, major technology corporations including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Intel, Dell, and IBM are also funding the transgender project. In February 2017, Apple, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Yelp, PayPal, and 53 other mostly tech corporations signed onto an amicus brief pushing the U.S. Supreme Court to prohibit schools from keeping private facilities for students designated according to sex.

    As these corporations were pushing for transgender bathrooms, they were fighting President Trump’s travel ban and immigration policies. In reporting the incidents simultaneously, CNN News made the obvious connection between the corporations’ interest in the immigration ban and commerce, quoting a legal brief signed by the companies that said, “It is inflicting significant harm on American business, innovation and growth.” It made no such equivalent connection for the corporations’ interest in transgender rights. The obvious question would be: Why do they care? The obvious answer is: money.

    Melding this manufactured medical issue with civil rights frame entails the continuance and growth of the problem. Transgenderism is framed as both a medical problem, for the gender dysphoria of children who need puberty blockers and are being groomed for a lifetime of medicalization, and as a brave and original lifestyle choice for adults. Martine Rothblatt suggests we are all transhuman, that changing our bodies by removing healthy tissue and organs and ingesting cross-sex hormones over the course of a lifetime can be likened to wearing make-up, dying our hair, or getting a tattoo. If we are all transhuman, expressing that could be a never-ending saga of body-related consumerism.
     

    “Charitable” foundations are an exceptionally important but often overlooked progressive army in the culture wars.

    One source of information on trans advocacy grants is “Grantmakers United for Trans Communities (GUTC)” which “aims to inspire a philanthropic culture that is inclusive and supportive of trans people through grantmaking and decision-making.”
    http://www.lgbtfunders.org/initiatives/gutc/

    Fact sheet on transgender advocacy funding ($17 million in 2016):

    https://www.lgbtfunders.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/GUTC_Foundation_Funding_for_U.S._Trans_Communities.pdf

    And don’t forget that POC trans are entitled to the most attention: “Trans people of color often face markedly worse health and economic outcomes as they navigate multiple systems of oppression.”

    Arcus Foundation is #1 in transgender grant funding. Arcus is the child of Jon L. Stryker, billionaire heir to the Stryker Corporation medical supply company fortune of grandfather Homer Stryker. In 2018, his net worth was estimated at $2.9 billion.

    The Tides Foundation, which has received donations from George Soros, is another top 10 (#8 in 2016) transgender advocacy donor.

    As the article that you cited has noted, Tides’ grants use a “creative” funding method, “Fiscal Sponsorship,” which uses a tax-exempt charity [Tides] to provide financial support to a non-tax exempt project or organization, therefore lending it tax exemption as long as the charity [Tides] retains control of the way its funds are spent.

  64. @eah
    What "organization" do you think is forbidden?

    The exact circumstances of the killing (two others, Germans, were very seriously injured), which took place at 3am on Sunday morning, have yet to come out.

    Two sites to follow the news about this are: Junge Freiheit and PI News -- if you don't read German, run a link thru a website translator (Google's works well enough).

    PI News -- Chemnitz: Linke Lügenjournaille und Merkels Propagandachef total gaga

    Junge Freiheit -- Chemnitzer Messerstecher war vorbestraft -- The 22 y/o Iraqi being held as a suspect was previously convicted of drug and bodily injury crimes ("Drogendelikten und Körperverletzung").

    It's likely that within eg two years, with the exception of Berlin, the AfD will be the strongest party throughout the former East Germany -- this growing (re-)separation is being noticed.

    OT

    What happened in Chemnitz will be in the news for some time.

    The 22 y/o Iraqi being held as a suspect was previously convicted of drug and bodily injury crimes

    A new minor controversy is the fact someone leaked the details of the Haftbefehl (arrest order is the literal translation, but actually it pertains more to both permission to arrest and keep the person in custody) against the 22 y/o Iraqi — in the image below, “erhebliche vorbestrafte und unter Bewährung bestehende Beschuldigte verfügt als geduldeter Asylbewerber” means he has a significant criminal history, was on probation at the time of this killing (it is a near certainty he never spent a day in jail before this despite his significant criminal history), and is still in Germany despite 1) his asylum application being officially rejected (“geduldeter Asylbewerber”), and 2) his significant criminal history (even that was not enough to get him deported).

    Not shocking at all is the fact authorities seem more concerned with the leaking of the Haftbefehl than with the brutal nature of the crime — the dead man is said to have suffered more than 20 stab wounds — the other two Germans were critically injured.

    • Replies: @eah
    https://i.imgur.com/Fb1JSTA.png
  65. @eah
    OT

    What happened in Chemnitz will be in the news for some time.

    The 22 y/o Iraqi being held as a suspect was previously convicted of drug and bodily injury crimes

    A new minor controversy is the fact someone leaked the details of the Haftbefehl (arrest order is the literal translation, but actually it pertains more to both permission to arrest and keep the person in custody) against the 22 y/o Iraqi -- in the image below, "erhebliche vorbestrafte und unter Bewährung bestehende Beschuldigte verfügt als geduldeter Asylbewerber" means he has a significant criminal history, was on probation at the time of this killing (it is a near certainty he never spent a day in jail before this despite his significant criminal history), and is still in Germany despite 1) his asylum application being officially rejected ("geduldeter Asylbewerber"), and 2) his significant criminal history (even that was not enough to get him deported).

    Not shocking at all is the fact authorities seem more concerned with the leaking of the Haftbefehl than with the brutal nature of the crime -- the dead man is said to have suffered more than 20 stab wounds -- the other two Germans were critically injured.

    http://www.pi-news.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/fluchtanreiz-696x389.jpg

    • Replies: @eah
    Chemnitz befindet sich in Sachsen.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dl6iWzcWwAAYi8Y.png
  66. @eah
    It's bad enough to allow junk female academics to publish, but quite another to give them control of important academic institutions -- you see the consequences of the latter here.

    The letter is signed by Bess Marcus -- here is her CV (all 66 pages of it) -- scroll down to the list of her peer reviewed publications -- it's almost all junk, and many of the titles make it seem the same paper was reworked and submitted to different journals.

    Current president of Brown is Christina Paxson, a Jew -- the previous president was a black woman -- both are more or less junk academics.

    Men -- not manlets -- must re-assume control of these institutions and put a stop to this rot.

    It’s bad enough to allow junk female academics to publish, but quite another to give them control of important academic institutions

    It’s really hard to do one without the other. You would have to explicitly embrace the idea that females are not suited to leadership roles. Given that American society has trouble grasping that females are not suited to combat roles, this isn’t happening.

  67. From the press release:

    “the School will be organizing a panel of experts to present the latest research in this area and to define directions for future work to optimize health in transgender communities.”

    Hmm. That’s not totalitarian at all. Don’t expect any more articles taking this point of view to be published by Brown faculty going forward.

  68. @SporadicMyrmidon
    It strikes me that many of those actively promoting the sexual mutilation of children, and those serving as their accomplices, do not ever consider that they might eventually face punishment.

    I suppose they actively eschew the study of history, and fail to grasp that things often change in unexpected ways.
  69. Littmann linked to this very non-woke article from First Things, a hard right Catholic publication.

    https://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2016/08/americas-lost-boys

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    I’m sure those skinheads at First Things will be cracking some skulls any minute now.
    , @Bill

    First Things, a hard right Catholic publication.
     
    As long as "hard right Catholic" means milquetoast, neo-conservative, and effeminate, then yes.
  70. @anonymous
    I will hide Lisa Littman in my attic.

    I will hide Lisa Littman in my attic.

    I see the world being slowly transformed into a wilderness; I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy us too. I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that everything will change for the better, that this cruelty too shall end, that peace and tranquility will return once more.

    Some other person in a attic 😉

  71. @Steve Sailer
    Littman is probably a nice lady who doesn't want 13-year-olds to assume that their culture's advice that the only solution for their recent unhappiness is mutilation is infallible.

    She is a nice lady and a good physician. I guess she takes that “first, let us do no harm” stuff seriously.

    • Replies: @Obsessive Contrarian
    Right - and people like her are kind of, well, behind the curve.

    It's gonna take a lot more than nice ladies and good physicians to right the ship of medicine.
  72. @Bill

    Professor Littman’s contract at Brown will not be renewed. She’ll be lucky to find a job teaching Psych 101 at a community college. Her academic career is over.
     
    That is nowhere near obvious. Her husband is a full prof in CS at Brown and maybe famous (I don't know CS anywhere near well enough---ie at all---to know for sure). He was in a commercial, for example. There is (still) an academic community which thinks trannies are sick, so there is cover. And it helps at least a little that she isn't actually a Becky.

    She’s a licensed physician, she doesn’t need the academic gig.

    • Agree: Bill
  73. @Anonymous

    In the 80s it worked hard to spread disinformation about AIDS.
     
    Do you have any links about this? Sounds interesting.

    I was around then and I remember they were pushing the “AIDS threatens us all/AIDS is not a homosexual thing” line. Not that the Harvard School of Public Health was alone in that.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    Well, that's not really wrong, is it?
  74. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:

    theatlantic.com
    Online Bettors Can Sniff Out Weak Psychology Studies

    Psychologists are in the midst of an ongoing, difficult reckoning. Many believe that their field is experiencing a “reproducibility crisis,” because they’ve tried and failed to repeat experiments done by their peers.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/08/scientists-can-collectively-sense-which-psychology-studies-are-weak/568630/

  75. @Lot
    Littmann linked to this very non-woke article from First Things, a hard right Catholic publication.

    https://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2016/08/americas-lost-boys

    I’m sure those skinheads at First Things will be cracking some skulls any minute now.

  76. If i were a young trial lawyer, i’d start building my knowledge base and a practice.

    The establishment lemmings have signed on, but
    — there is absolutely no science for this
    — they are doing this to kids, not yet fully developed sexually, emontionally, mentally
    — they are suppressing the knowledge that would be required to even allow adults to give informed consent
    — the damage is irreversible
    — the results here will be disastrous of the sort–chronic depression, inability to hold a job, suicide, inability to have children–to justify large compensatory and–given the above–punitive damages
    and
    — normal people–who will sit on juries–think it’s nonsense and grotesquely irresponsible to do to kids

    There will be luxury cars, private school tuitions, 2nd homes, beachside villas, mistresses, 2nd, or 3rd or 4th trophy wives, yachts, Gulfstream jets … paid for from suing over this ridiculous and abusive “medical care”.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    "A Vagoo Too Far? You might be entitled to compensation. Call 1-800-TRANS-TORT"
    , @Bill
    Maybe. On the other hand, child sacrifice has been practiced in several places and times. I don't think we should underestimate how bad things can get now that we've entirely turned loose from the moral patrimony of the West.

    Remember Amy Biehl and her ghoulish parents, for example.
  77. @YetAnotherAnon
    With all the attention and media on World War T, our old friend "self-harm" has been out of the media lately, but made a big UK comeback today.


    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/aug/29/quarter-of-14-year-old-girls-in-uk-have-self-harmed-report-finds


    "More than 100,000 children aged 14 in the UK are self-harming, with one in four girls of this age having deliberately hurt themselves, according to a new report.

    In figures that show the scale of the mental health crisis affecting young people, the Children’s Survey analysed a survey of 11,000 14-year-olds which found that a quarter of girls and nearly one in 10 boys had self-harmed in a year.

    The charity estimated that 110,000 children aged 14 may be self-harming, including 76,000 girls and 33,000 boys.

    Experts have put the behaviour down to a combination of pressure from school, austerity and gender expectations."
     

    The survey was commissioned by the former Church Of England Children's Society, an organisation whose collapse roughly parallels that of the parent church.

    I guess that, after suicide, going trans with hormones and surgery is the highest form of self-harm.


    "Nearly a quarter (24%) said they heard jokes or comments about other people’s bodies or looks all the time, while more than a fifth (22%) of those in secondary school said jokes or comments were often made about people’s sexual activity."
     
    Whereas forty years back you never noticed your schoolmates bodies or looks, and would never have made jokes about them, would you? It must be an odd mental quirk that makes me still remember who the pretty girls at school were.

    The solution is obviously more, more explicit, and earlier sex education, and more funding (by ethical cosmetics groups who sell skin lotion at £32 a pop) for "Body Confidence" awards.

    Devon put some of the blame on austerity.

    “The world is just a more difficult place to navigate,” she said. “You can see a sharp rise in mental health conditions such as anxiety and self-harm since 2010 and that is when austerity began.”

    Might also be the time when Corbyn’s antisemitism began to bloom, who knows.

  78. @AnotherDad
    If i were a young trial lawyer, i'd start building my knowledge base and a practice.

    The establishment lemmings have signed on, but
    -- there is absolutely no science for this
    -- they are doing this to kids, not yet fully developed sexually, emontionally, mentally
    -- they are suppressing the knowledge that would be required to even allow adults to give informed consent
    -- the damage is irreversible
    -- the results here will be disastrous of the sort--chronic depression, inability to hold a job, suicide, inability to have children--to justify large compensatory and--given the above--punitive damages
    and
    -- normal people--who will sit on juries--think it's nonsense and grotesquely irresponsible to do to kids

    There will be luxury cars, private school tuitions, 2nd homes, beachside villas, mistresses, 2nd, or 3rd or 4th trophy wives, yachts, Gulfstream jets ... paid for from suing over this ridiculous and abusive "medical care".

    “A Vagoo Too Far? You might be entitled to compensation. Call 1-800-TRANS-TORT”

  79. @International Jew
    I was around then and I remember they were pushing the "AIDS threatens us all/AIDS is not a homosexual thing" line. Not that the Harvard School of Public Health was alone in that.

    Well, that’s not really wrong, is it?

  80. @Lot
    Littmann linked to this very non-woke article from First Things, a hard right Catholic publication.

    https://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2016/08/americas-lost-boys

    First Things, a hard right Catholic publication.

    As long as “hard right Catholic” means milquetoast, neo-conservative, and effeminate, then yes.

  81. @AnotherDad
    If i were a young trial lawyer, i'd start building my knowledge base and a practice.

    The establishment lemmings have signed on, but
    -- there is absolutely no science for this
    -- they are doing this to kids, not yet fully developed sexually, emontionally, mentally
    -- they are suppressing the knowledge that would be required to even allow adults to give informed consent
    -- the damage is irreversible
    -- the results here will be disastrous of the sort--chronic depression, inability to hold a job, suicide, inability to have children--to justify large compensatory and--given the above--punitive damages
    and
    -- normal people--who will sit on juries--think it's nonsense and grotesquely irresponsible to do to kids

    There will be luxury cars, private school tuitions, 2nd homes, beachside villas, mistresses, 2nd, or 3rd or 4th trophy wives, yachts, Gulfstream jets ... paid for from suing over this ridiculous and abusive "medical care".

    Maybe. On the other hand, child sacrifice has been practiced in several places and times. I don’t think we should underestimate how bad things can get now that we’ve entirely turned loose from the moral patrimony of the West.

    Remember Amy Biehl and her ghoulish parents, for example.

  82. @stillCARealist
    How does trying to become a man help these women recover from war trauma? Seems more likely that we shouldn't be exposing women to this environment in the first place.

    Oh, I wouldn’t pretend to know and I wouldn’t even go so far as to say it was helping. It’s just something I personally observed. More research was necessary, but oh well. Who needs to know things, right?

  83. @carol
    F>M

    Female to male? Doesn't seem right. I'd expect a flight to female.

    Google thinks it's F#.

    Yeah, I don’t keep up with the pronoun wars, but female to male.

  84. @J.Ross
    OT where organization is forbidden, it is still possible to spontaneously demonstrate. A German anon posts:
    >12.000 people walk through the city of Chemnitz in a spontaneous protest march after fatal knife enriching of a 35 year old:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYaVOXlaS5c

    Maybe we are seeing an emerging Schelling point. Without being able to organize, we have an emerging strategy based on common understanding of what to do and where to be, reinforced by repeated confirmation that others feel and do the same.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focal_point_(game_theory)

  85. @anonymous
    She is a nice lady and a good physician. I guess she takes that "first, let us do no harm" stuff seriously.

    Right – and people like her are kind of, well, behind the curve.

    It’s gonna take a lot more than nice ladies and good physicians to right the ship of medicine.

  86. @eah
    What "organization" do you think is forbidden?

    The exact circumstances of the killing (two others, Germans, were very seriously injured), which took place at 3am on Sunday morning, have yet to come out.

    Two sites to follow the news about this are: Junge Freiheit and PI News -- if you don't read German, run a link thru a website translator (Google's works well enough).

    PI News -- Chemnitz: Linke Lügenjournaille und Merkels Propagandachef total gaga

    Junge Freiheit -- Chemnitzer Messerstecher war vorbestraft -- The 22 y/o Iraqi being held as a suspect was previously convicted of drug and bodily injury crimes ("Drogendelikten und Körperverletzung").

    It's likely that within eg two years, with the exception of Berlin, the AfD will be the strongest party throughout the former East Germany -- this growing (re-)separation is being noticed.

    I mean the act and not the thing with an acronym and a mailing address; I mean places that did everything possible to avoid demonstrations of public disapproval will find them happening without any structure to outlaw or “thought leaders” to humiliate.

    • Replies: @eah
    I mean the act and not the thing

    I knew that's what you meant (perhaps organizing would have been better than organization) -- but in general it is of course not forbidden, just heavily stigmatized by the Lügenpresse, so the vast majority of Germans are reluctant to take part or even express sympathy -- but eg Pegida regularly holds demos in several German cities; also women in Kandel, etc.

  87. @J.Ross
    I mean the act and not the thing with an acronym and a mailing address; I mean places that did everything possible to avoid demonstrations of public disapproval will find them happening without any structure to outlaw or "thought leaders" to humiliate.

    I mean the act and not the thing

    I knew that’s what you meant (perhaps organizing would have been better than organization) — but in general it is of course not forbidden, just heavily stigmatized by the Lügenpresse, so the vast majority of Germans are reluctant to take part or even express sympathy — but eg Pegida regularly holds demos in several German cities; also women in Kandel, etc.

  88. @eah
    https://i.imgur.com/Fb1JSTA.png

    Chemnitz befindet sich in Sachsen.

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