Despite a complex history of trauma, she claims not one clinician or youth worker sought to challenge her self-perception as male. Thanks to the woke posturing of children’s charities, it seems today that young people like Bell are increasingly caught in the cross-fire of the culture wars.
She explains: “There was nowhere to find support that didn’t affirm the delusion of being in the ‘wrong body’. No-one told me it was okay to be a girl who didn’t like stereotypically ‘girly’ things or that I was no less female because I am same-sex attracted.”
After beginning puberty-blocking treatment at 16, continuing onto cross-sex hormones at 17 and undergoing the removal of her healthy breasts at 20, Bell began to question her decision.
Today, she feels bitterly let down by the professionals that should have been there to support her. Now in a loving relationship with another woman, Bell believes she effectively went through a form of state-sanctioned gay conversion therapy.
The argument – at times perhaps – really does seem to be come that if you prefer Action Man and titties then you must be a man. Instead of being simply part of that rich, liberal, variance of life that makes the world so interesting.
When Iran says that gays must be hanged but gays with their cocks cut off can screw as many men as they want (well, possibly only inside marriage but still) we call them hopelessly conservative.
Why is it that Mermaids are considered liberal?