Barrier is an interesting word here

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, a major cancer charity, said that both trans men and non-binary people with a cervix faced “barriers” to accessing screening.

Like what?

Participants described a number of barriers to care including experienced or anticipated stigma and discrimination, and poor understanding of trans-health among healthcare providers.

That last is just delicious. For of course the health care bit being worried about is the opposite of a trans health care issue, isn’t it? That possession of a cervix bit is the biological sex which doesn’t change regardless of the overlying claims about gender.

Individuals told researchers that “most of the negative points of the experience came from the very women focused design and language” in leaflets.

Another person said that “documents I have seen… are very feminine and woman/she/her-centred, which would make me uncomfortable if I received them”.

Here’s a thought. 99.9% or so of the people – see, gender neutral – who get these leaflets and documents are female in mind and body. They’re being asked to make an appointment to have cold metal stuck up their patootie and all that. A certain effort might be made for that vast, vast, majority, no? You know, feminine, woman/she/her-centred?

15 thoughts on “Barrier is an interesting word here”

  1. I cannot imagine the mental contortions these lunatics must have to go through. Every time they look at themselves they must think: ‘I know i’m a man but all the evidence says i’m not’. Doublethink?

    And whilst I don’t usually like to entertain these people (wouldn’t want to legitimse them), in this case, “if you think you’re a man we’ll treat you as a man” seems aposite. Ditto for the blokes going the other way – no prostate, testicular cancer screening etc.
    Someone suggested Jessica Yaniv, the Canadian nutter who wanted a brazilian but was refused should be given one but using the wax the ladies use – it is apparently a lot stickier and would do some interesting things to the thinner skin of the gonads when ripped off.

  2. Another person said that “documents I have seen… are very feminine and woman/she/her-centred, which would make me uncomfortable if I received them”.

    It’s reality which makes these narcissistic loons uncomfortable. I do have a teeny bit of sympathy for the girls who want to be boys because there’s usually some history of being abused and they are subject to the anti-women propaganda of the tyranny mentalists. But this is just a long-winded attempt to win a Darwin Award.

  3. The language is so utterly impenetrable I can’t quite tell, but … are they saying men (who don’t have a cervix) might want to take advantage of cervical cancer screening?

    And the NHS should indulge this?

  4. The Yaniv solution was here. Prompted by my daughter who has a licence to perform such services…..

  5. That’s our cancer story of the week done then. So we can safely ignore the drop in referrals and the scandalous delay in cancer investigations “due to covid19”.
    Delays in cancer diagnosis are critical. Treating stage 2 is much more difficult than stage 1 cancer, much more expensive with significantly worse prognosis.
    But a few deluded fruitloops are far more newsworthy than the plannned collapse of the NHS.

    And here’s a gem from the Health Service Journal:

    NHS scrambles to avoid underspend of ‘billions’ against bumper covid budget

  6. It’s a charity. They got a grant from the government and used it to give a “development worker” or “liaison officer” a year long contract. The sort of job that would suit a caring youngster with an arts degree. If they generate loads of “work” like this, then they’ve got a chance of having their contract extended, should the charity find itself flush at the end of the financial year.

  7. Blokes famously don’t go to the doctor unless they’re on death’s door. No real man would turn up for a mere checkup.

  8. The Meissen Bison

    so utterly impenetrable

    I fear you may be on the cusp of a transphobic macro-aggression there, Julia!

  9. Another person said that “documents I have seen… are very feminine and woman/she/her-centred, which would make me uncomfortable if I received them”.

    Oh boo hoo – man up and grow a set! And that’s the nub of it. No matter what steroids they take, or inflatables or hydraulics they install, they aren’t men, and never will be.

    Good grief – why does the rest of the world have to tie itself in knots trying to please these mentally confused people who will never be satisfied because they are at odds with reality and reality will never change.

  10. Another person said that “documents I have seen… are very feminine and woman/she/her-centred, which would make me uncomfortable if I received them”.

    I assume this is biological women that identify as a man. So what happens when a biological man identifying as a woman claims they are unhappy with the new gender neutral documents as it doesn’t recognise they are female

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