Written by Hudson Crozier
What’s happening: The United Kingdom’s National Health Service, which controls public health care funding, is reviewing a 2018 policy on transgender hospital patients amid months of backlash. A leaked document of the policy calls for patients who object to sharing wards with the opposite sex to be disciplined and possibly “removed.”
Dystopian gaslighting: U.K. hospitals allow male sex offenders into women’s spaces under the policy, and a whistleblower claims that a trans-identifying male patient sexually assaulted two women while in women’s spaces. The policy says that if female patients complain about the presence of men in bathrooms, showers, or other areas, nurses should “reiterate” that “there are no men present.” Nurses have reportedly lost their jobs for raising safety concerns.
Why it matters: These guidelines, along with “hate speech” charges in countries like Norway, show what government-imposed transgender ideology looks like. Those who express belief in the traditional and biological meaning of sex and gender face punishment and loss of rights.
Some parts of the U.S. are not far behind Europe’s radicalism. Multiple states, schools, and businesses have allowed men who identify as women to access women’s bathrooms, changing rooms, or prisons, leading to reports of violence, rape, indecent exposure, and voyeurism.