Today I found out that a couple years ago a couple of TERFs were trying to crusade against my GRS article (https://beesbuzz.biz/articles/5195-nullification-surgery) using the completely expected "think of the children!!!" angle, because apparently that article is all about how I'm forcing 15-year-olds to undergo an expensive, niche neutrois surgery procedure and not about how I was providing information for people who want to know their options in an informed consent manner.
If they had posted a comment or sent an email to me my response would be, "Don't want a nullification? Don't get one. I am absolutely not saying this is appropriate for everyone."
The "think of the children" angle of course comes from a really weird stretch of logic, namely:
1. I sought this out myself with 100% informed consent
2. While getting information about surgeons other than the one I went with, someone mentioned someone based in Oregon
3. Oregon has a statute that allows kids to seek out gender-confirming medical procedures (meaning puberty blockers and maybe hormones) at 15
4. Therefore (in their argument), my experimental/non-mainstream surgery is intended SPECIFICALLY FOR 15-year-olds
And of course in plenty of their discourse they talk about how much of a shame it is that doctors were willing to throw away perfectly-good genitalia and there was also a lot of implied "this person is mentally ill" talk, because obviously I did this thing that NOBODY IN THEIR RIGHT MIND would do.
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