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Donald Trump's success reveals a frightening weakness in American democracy - YouTube
liquid times by Zygmunt, globalization - accelerated times, inequality, 1%, poverty trap, weak institutions being fleeced (latest and biggest - GFC, one rule for the one TBTF and other for the many, many have to suffer what they must (varoufakis)), same w broken promise of globalisation benefits everyone, same w failed military interventions ... STRUCTURAL REASONS - DEMOCRACY ELECTED REPRESENTATION does no more exist! its lobbied $$$ vested interest pork barrels corruption abuse get rich quick schemes. Longing for past greatness eg case Brexit. //&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YU9djt_CQM - Authoritarianism: The political science that explains Trump &! https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-Skala_(Autorit%C3%A4re_Pers%C3%B6nlichkeit) &! Democratic Backsliding (salami tactic) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF-Tdsvk0tI - The decline of American democracy won't be televised
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january 2018 by asterisk2a
CDC gets list of forbidden words: fetus, transgender, diversity - The Washington Post
The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender” — in any official documents being prepared for next year’s budget.
DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  public  health  Religion  abortion  birthcontrol  contraception  HIV  AIDS  war  on  drugs  CDC  USA  GOP  Republicans  Republican  BAME  post-racial  inequality  discrimination  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  post-antibiotic  antibiotic  antibiotics  lobby  revolving  door  No  Representation  LGBT  Transgender  minority  Opioid  abuse  addiction 
december 2017 by asterisk2a
(4602) Camille Paglia: How to Deal with Men Like Harvey Weinstein - YouTube
super rant / Camille Paglia: How to Deal with Men Like Harvey Weinstein // ?TERF much? // post-modernism critic? eg Wittgenstein and Foucault // Freud // Jung //// Peterson interviews Paglia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-hIVnmUdXM //&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9EZbSTAgHg - Postmodernism Exposed - Chomsky, Peterson, Paglia & Hicks &! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxWOsUOsDyU - Paglia: "Young People Have Given Up on Freedom" - Hoff Sommers AEI is conservative neoliberal think tank //&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfH8IG7Awk0 - Identity politics and the Marxist lie of white privilege //
Jordan  Peterson  Harvey  Weinstein  Camille  Paglia  sexism  Sexismus  Feminism  feminist  TERF  LGBT  masculinity  gender-based  discrimination  post-modernism  Freud  Jung  Sociology  Psychology  Society  objectification  superficial  Selbstdarstellung  Conservative  Retrotopia  Transgender  hate  speech  crime  post-racial  America  Identity  Politics  Culture  BAME  IQ  Socialism  Marx  Marxism 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
Us vs them: the sinister techniques of ‘Othering’ – and how to avoid them | Inequality | The Guardian
Exclusion and dehumanisation [...] [ It's not just the economy, stupid. ] Conservative elites know how to strategically create and use fear of a perceived Other, by organising and manufacturing fear. [... manufacturing consent - Chomsky - Facebook Newsfeed is the perfect personal propagandist.] [...] Part of the solution to Othering must come from the stories we tell. // >> Facebook is the perfect personal propagandist (ppp) for nationalistic fear mongering fake news us vs them stories. <<
Nationalism  Orwellian  Orwell  fear  fearmongering  fearmonger  LGBT  Transgender  Xenophobia  Homophobia  alt-right  far-right  right-wing  Chomsky  refugee  immigration  filterbubble  Filterblase  Facebook  Newsfeed  Algorithm  Propaganda  hate  speech  crime  Journalism  journalismus  Social  Media  Twitter  Instagram  YouTube  Extremism 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
NHS patients to be asked about sexuality - BBC News
http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/10/16/lgbt-campaigners-call-for-nhs-to-ask-if-patients-are-transgender/ - NHS England said its hope was that by recording the data it could “ensure that no patient is discriminated against,” as health bodies are required to under the Equality Act.
A spokeswoman said collecting the data would “have no impact on the care [people] receive,” other than helping to make sure patients are being treated equally. & https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/15/patients-in-england-to-be-quizzed-over-their-sexuality
NHS  LGBT  Transgender  mental  health  well  being  well-being  discrimination  Equality  inequality 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Warning over psychiatrists amid mental health ‘crisis’ - The Scotsman
The number of psychiatrists working in Scotland’s NHS has increased by just four in the past five years amid warnings of an “enormous gulf” developing in the treatment of physical and mental health. The Royal College of Psychiatrists said the number of consultant psychiatrists in Scotland has risen by less than 1 per cent since 2012, compared with a more than 20 per cent rise in consultants who treat physical illnesses. Details emerged as former Prime Minister Gordon Brown warned of a “full-blown mental health emergency” in Scotland.

Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/warning-over-psychiatrists-amid-mental-health-crisis-1-4556492
NHS  Scotland  Transgender  LGBT  mental  health  locum  staff  shortage  Austerity  rationing  Grampian 
september 2017 by asterisk2a
New Study Finds That Transgender Identity Is Not A Mental Disorder
The research, led by the National Institute of Psychiatry, interviewed 250 transgender people and found that it is not a mental disorder as once believed. Apparently, distress and impairment are the two essential characteristics of a mental disorder, and they found transgender people can experience some distress but not because they are transgender, but because of social rejection and violence.
Transgender  mental  health  LGBT  hate  speech  crime  transphobia  Transphobic  homophobia  homophobic  discrimination  prejudice  bullying  stigma  rejection  minority  Society  Gesellschaft  Sociology  Soziologie 
august 2017 by asterisk2a
Transgender children: Preparing for puberty - BBC News
The most crucial thing for both sets of parents is to support their children as they grow up and ensure that they have the skills to handle the challenges ahead.
"The research evidence shows that teenagers and young people who are trans who have had that support, had the treatment that they need, have the support from families and schools have got the same or better mental health than normal non-trans young people," says Jen.
Transgender  LGBT  mental  health 
august 2017 by asterisk2a
IVF cut back in 13 areas of England to save money, new data shows | Society | The Guardian
which means cost-cutting CCGs are defying advice set out by the government and the NHS’s own advisers.
CCG  Trust  rationing  STP  Austerity  IVF  chronic  sick  population  mental  health  NICE  LGBT  Transgender  care  demand  medical  advances  NHS  UK  healthcare  prevention  fertility 
august 2017 by asterisk2a
Thunderer: Help transgender children by ending old lies and fears | Scotland | The Times & The Sunday Times
Despite what you may have heard, children cannot be turned transgender. To suggest they can be bamboozled into it — or that anyone would want to do that — is a straightforward malicious lie. From the age of four until I was 18, everyone I knew told me I couldn’t be a girl. And yet here I am ten years on, living as a woman.
Transgender  LGBT  LGBTQIA  LGBTQIASP 
august 2017 by asterisk2a
'I want my life back': The people behind the NHS waiting list | Press and Journal
outpatient appointments like same-day keyhole surgery waiting times get longer bc cancer and emergency op cases come first. And to send them all to private or other boards even across border would drive up the hospital bill (eg Transgender health care specialist assessment, electrolysis, surgery - thus even self-ref to Edinburgh or Sandyford are blocked)
NHS  Grampian  locum  staff  shortage  agency  Transgender  rationing  waiting  times  cancer  A&E 
july 2017 by asterisk2a
Philippa York: ‘I’ve known I was different since I was a five-year-old’ | Sport | The Guardian
A statement on Thursday night on the cyclingnews.com website revealed to the world that, as York said: “As much as I’ve guarded my privacy over the years there are a few, I believe obvious, reasons to why I haven’t had a public ‘image’ since I transitioned. Gratifyingly, times have moved on from 10 years ago when my family, friends and I were subjected to the archaic views and prejudice that some people and certain sections of the tabloid media held.”
Transgender  hate  speech  crime  transphobia  Transphobic  LGBT  prejudice  stigma 
july 2017 by asterisk2a
UK health services could 'learn lessons' from Scottish NHS - BBC News
The report found that the Scottish NHS needs to make average savings this year of more than 4% - higher than those in England and Wales.
NHS  Scotland  Grampian  Austerity  health  care  demand  demographic  bubble  ageing  chronic  sick  population  Transgender  mental  LGBT  medical  advances  cancer  CVD  diabetes  obesity  overweight  Stroke  dementia  Alzheimer  adult  elderly  service  Council  Shona  Robison  rationing  waiting  times  GP  A&E  referral 
july 2017 by asterisk2a
Wie Wissenschaft und Fortschritt unser Menschenbild verändern - Kolumne - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die Wissenschaft hat auch zum Thema Homosexualität Fortschrittliches beizutragen. Für Homosexualität - und für Bisexualität - gilt das gleiche wie für Linkshändigkeit: Sie ist angeboren. Möglicherweise gibt es Menschen mit einer homo- oder bisexuellen genetischen Disposition, die aufgrund von Umwelteinflüssen ein Hetero-Leben führen, aber in einem Punkt sind sich die einschlägig forschenden Wissenschaftler einig: Die Gene - und vielleicht pränatale Hormone - spielen eine zentrale Rolle für die sexuelle Orientierung.

Paradoxerweise nennen gerade diejenigen, die Schwule und Lesben am stärksten ablehnen, Homosexualität gerne "widernatürlich". Auch hier hilft die Wissenschaft: Homosexualität ist durch biologische und physiologische Vorgänge bedingt und damit eben genau das: natürlich. Widernatürlich ist dagegen der Versuch, homosexuelle Menschen mit Umerziehungsmethoden zur Heterosexualität zu bekehren. Weit schlimmer als das, was man all den Linkshändern angetan hat. [...] Religiosität ist kein guter Ratgeber
LGBT  science  Transgender  Religion  humanity  humanism  climate  change  climatechange  globalwarming  global  warming 
july 2017 by asterisk2a
The disputed legacy of There’s Something About Miriam: how the “trans trick” lives on
Although the “twist” was blindingly obvious to viewers from the outset, the contestants were never told during filming and many would kiss Miriam on camera. Subsequently, following the completion of the show, each sued producer Endemol for conspiracy to commit sexual assault, defamation and personal injury due to the “psychological and emotional damage” they had suffered; all six eventually settled for an undisclosed fee. One report suggested they’d been paid as much as £500,000 each. [...] Not everybody agrees with his assessment. Or, as equality campaigner Paris Lees tells the New Statesman: “He’s talking out his arse! All Miriam did was tell trans people: ‘We will put you in a swimsuit and sexualise you, but we will laugh and feel ashamed about it afterwards!’ [...] Yet Lees and others were – and still are – deeply disappointed by the show. She says that for thousands of transgender kids watching, the message was that the only way they could gain value in the world was to be sexualised or made into “pariahs”. Such TV and film portrayals are the reason why so many transgender people turn to sex work, she adds.
Transgender  hate  crime  speech  Transphobic  transphobia  Sex  Work 
june 2017 by asterisk2a
Buch „Unter Sachsen. Zwischen Wut und Willkommen“ entfacht Streit
Probleme? Lieber nicht positionieren!
Fehlende Haltung und mangelnde Unterstützung der Zivilgesellschaft mögen in Meißen besonders eklatant sein, sie sind aber ein Beispiel für die Lage in vielen Klein- und Mittelstädten des Landes, deren politisch Verantwortliche oft so handeln, wie es ihnen die Landesregierung vorlebt. Nämlich: sich zu Problemen lieber nicht zu positionieren, im Zweifel nichts zu sagen und schon gar nicht darüber zu diskutieren.
Germany  Sachsen  Saxony  LGBT  Transgender  Xenophobia  Homophobia  homophobic  transphobia  Transphobic  culture  NPD  far-right  right-wing  neo-Nazi  Nazi  neoNazi  Rechtsextremismus  refugee  crisis  book  Rechtsstaat  NSU  Zwickau  hate  speech  crime  Racism  Rassismus 
june 2017 by asterisk2a
I Was Recently Informed I'm Not a Transsexual | Advocate.com
“transsexual.”

“We don’t use that anymore,” they said. This was backed up by a young cisgender man, a UCLA queer studies major, who declared that the term was objectionable because it “medicalizes” trans people and inappropriately ties recognition of someone’s genital status — which is private — to their gender identity. So it was not only archaic but offensive.

I’d long known I was offensive
Transgender  LGBT  transphobic  transphobia  language  hate  speech  crime  Queer 
june 2017 by asterisk2a
While you debate toilet etiquette, trans women like Vikki Thompson are dying in the dark | Paris Lees | Opinion | The Guardian
When will the public’s fascination with trans people and how we live our lives end? Well now we know: when a trans person dies as a clear result of systemic prejudice, discrimination and lack of support. The media is obsessed with trans people – unless we’re being raped, murdered or driven to suicide. Then suddenly no one wants to know.
Transgender  transphobia  Transphobic  hate  crime  speech  mental  health  inequality  discrimination  NHS  Grampian 
may 2017 by asterisk2a
Major LGBT Foundation review says media representation damages transgender wellbeing · PinkNews
One respondent, who had spoken to the Trans Mental Health Study, stated that “tabloid stories about trans people are often exploitative, invasive of privacy, inaccurate, irrelevant or intended to drum up transphobia in their readers… [Reading these] shows how hostile many people are to trans people in current society.”
According to the report, 67% of trans people have reported being a victim of a hate crime, which is much higher than among gay and bisexual people.
80% of transgender people experience anxiety before accessing hospitals due to insensitivity, misgendering and discrimination, the report cites.
Transgender  NHS  Grampian  LGBT  hate  speech  crime  transphobia  transphobic  UK 
may 2017 by asterisk2a
Rechte Gewalt in Ostdeutschland - "An der Strategie hat sich nicht viel geändert"
"Die 90er waren sehr brutal" [ 94 tote durch rechts extremisten, weil es nicht in ihr weltbild passte, was nicht passt, ist in lebensgefahr - DDR! ] , sagt Anetta Kahane von der Amadeu-Antonio-Stiftung in Bezug auf rechtsextreme Gewalt. Die Strategie der Ablehnung all dessen, was nicht ins Weltbild der Neonazis passe, habe sich nicht geändert, "sie ist nur nicht mehr so tödlich". // angriffe auf fluechtlinge, buerger die fluechtlinge helfen, angriffe auf fluechtlingseinrichtungen // east more racist, 25x more likely to be opfer of rightwing extremist crime // http://www.deutschlandfunkkultur.de/rechte-gewalt-in-magdeburg-als-neonazis-die-elbterrassen.1001.de.html?dram:article_id=385740 // &! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3831670/Vile-Neo-Nazi-posters-calling-gay-transgender-people-gunned-university-campus-day-pride-event.html &! http://www.zeit.de/gesellschaft/zeitgeschehen/2016-02/homosexuell-gewalt-berlin - Besonders häufig würden in der Öffentlichkeit transsexuelle Menschen Opfer von Gewalt, sagt Steinert, da sie in der Regel leichter zu erkennen sind. Vor einigen Wochen erst wurde eine geflohene transsexuelle Frau, die erst seit ein paar Monaten in Berlin lebt, im U-Bahnhof Rathaus Neukölln von arabischstämmigen Männern bedroht. Sie habe keine Chance bei der Polizei, hatten die ihr gesagt. Sie hätten hier das Sagen.
neonazi  far-right  right-wing  White  Supremacy  LGBT  Sachsen  Saxony  Germany  Deutschland  Punk  neo-Nazi  Nazi  Feindbild  hate  speech  crime  history  East  DDR  bullying  refugee  crisis  Racism  Rassismus  immigration  BAME  Transgender  alt-right 
may 2017 by asterisk2a
An Open Letter to Those Praising the New York Times “Tomboy” Piece
Trans youth are dying because society is telling them, telling us, that we are fake. Trans women and femmes of color are being murdered because the impulse is to believe that trans-ness is fraudulent, that our bodies are threats. A white young person being asked questions about her gender is not a new problem and it is not a problem that should be blamed on trans people or trans affirmative shifts in society or medicine.
Midway through the piece, the author offers the most incoherent part of her argument explaining of her child, “She is not gender nonconforming. She is gender role nonconforming.” What does this mean? What is the difference?
Transgender  gender  LGBT  Feminism  feminist  sexism  Sexismus 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
NHS mental health care in crisis: 'There is no hope for people like me' | Society | The Guardian
More than 600 readers answered the Guardian's request for stories – and what they depict is a profoundly broken system - Battles for diagnosis, lengthy waits for treatment, an over-reliance on drugs, and, frequently, an abject lack of compassion: this is the picture that people with mental health problems, their families and professionals paint of NHS mental health care. After the revelation that two-thirds of people with depression in the UK receive no treatment on the NHS,
NHS  mental  health  well  being  Austerity  rationing  Grampian  LGBT  Transgender  CBT  DBT  BPD  PTSD  CPTSD 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
Brexit may leave holes in UK equality laws · PinkNews
The report comes after former Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan warned that leaving the EU may cause a ‘legal tangle’ for equality legislation.
She said: “I would think that LGBT rights are so mainstream and respected by the majority of people in this country that that wouldn’t happen.
“But one of the things that hasn’t really been explored is the legal tangle that will result if we were to leave the EU. Some of the anti-discrimination provisions that come from the EU, that we have adopted into UK law… what happens to those?”
UK  Equality  Act  2010  LGBT  Transgender  discrimination  Great  Repeal  Bill  Brexit  nasty  party  Tories  Conservative  Religion  ECHR  far-right  right-wing  UKIP  alt-right  White  Supremacy  No  Representation  CJEU  workers  rights  trade  union  neoliberalism  crony  capitalism 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
Survivor: Transgender contestant Zeke Smith outed - BBC News
https://twitter.com/JEFFVARNER/status/852328280095109120 // He wrote: "In calling me deceptive, Varner invoked one of the most odious stereotypes of transgender people, a stereotype that is often used as an excuse for violence and even murder. "Varner is saying that I'm not really a man and that simply living as my authentic self is a nefarious trick.
"In reality, by being Zeke the dude, I am being my most honest self - as is every other transgender person going about their daily lives."
Transgender  hate  speech  crime  transphobia  transphobic  LGBT  discrimination  assault 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
I went through the menopause at 24 - BBC Three
I’m 27 now and I feel like less of a woman now my body doesn’t work like it used to. Look away now if you’re squeamish as this might be TMI, but one of the side effects of the menopause is that my vagina can get very dry, which can make the thought of having sex with a new person seriously intimidating. I feel like cancer has taken my femininity away from me.
Dating is tricky. What if a future boyfriend thinks I’m not a real woman? Is my insecurity about my body off-putting?
Transgender  Feminism 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
Hannah Is a Girl. Doctors Finally Treat Her Like One. - The New York Times
Politicians could learn something from the doctors who treat these patients. Over the past few years, it has become clear that if we support these children in their transgender identities instead of trying to change them, they thrive instead of struggling with anxiety and depression.

Hannah is using a puberty-blocking implant and getting ready to embark on the path of developing a female body by starting estrogen. Ten years ago most doctors would have called this malpractice. New data has now made it the protocol for thousands of American children.
Transgender  mental  health  LGBT  well  being 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
LGBT people need straight allies to lend a helping hand | Matthew Todd | Opinion | The Guardian
This week, hundreds of heterosexual Dutch men held hands to show solidarity with the victims of a homophobic attack. Such actions are vital to progress [...] Today we drastically need straight people to speak up about the situation in schools. School bullying and isolation is where the higher levels of anxiety, depression, suicide ideation and addiction that LGBT people statistically have, begins.
LGBT  Transgender  NHS  Grampian  Scotland  Equality  Act  2010  mental  health  well  being  discrimination  transphobia  Transphobic  hate  speech  crime 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
Effort to bring in 800 mental health workers to North-east revealed by ministers - Evening Express
[SNP's mental health strategy - http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/03/1750 - http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0051/00516047.pdf ] Announcing the new 10-year strategy to improve provisions, the MSP said the 800-strong staffing boost was key to improving access to services. [...] “We’ll increase the workforce to give access to dedicated mental health professionals to all A&Es, all GP practices, every police station custody suite, and to our prisons. “Over the next five years increasing additional investment of £35 million for our 800 workers in those key settings. [...] “We want to see a nation where mental health is person-centred and recognises the life-changing benefits of fast effective treatment. “Failing to recognise mental health costs not only our economy but individuals and communities.”
NHS  Grampian  Scotland  Shona  Robison  SNP  Nicola  Sturgeon  mental  health  CAMHS  Transgender  LGBT  well  being  GP  A&E 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
Transgender bullying is on the rise. How can we stop misinformation spreading?
Though the visibility of trans issues has increased, inaccurate representations are behind an increase in bullying, according to Mermaids, Britain’s support group for families of trans children.  
Transgender  LGBT  hate  speech  crime  discrimination 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Paris Lees on transgender prisoners: Isn't it time we talked about the facts? - The i newspaper online iNews
It was the latest instalment of Middle Class White Women Find 101 Rude and Unnecessary Ways to Tell Trans Women We’re Not Real Women. Have you been following it? It’s all terribly riveting stuff. [...] As the writer Katelyn Burns points out on Twitter, if violent crimes are now the threshold for getting sent to male prison, where are the campaigns to send violent female criminals who are not trans to men’s prisons? [...] We treat prisoners like humans for a reason [...] Women assault other women too
Transgender  LGBT  Feminism  feminist  Prison  human  rights  dignity  far-right  right-wing  Conservative  Religion  DailyMail  Daily  Mail  bathroom  bill  bathroombill 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
What Makes a ‘Real’ Woman? Welcome to the New Liberal Transphobia - The Daily Beast
This trend of liberal transphobia wouldn’t be quite so exhausting if we hadn’t been through it all before in the last two decades with other LGBT issues. // https://redd.it/5zi4cb &! http://www.theroot.com/trans-women-are-women-this-isn-t-a-debate-1793202635 &! Dame Jenni Murray https://redd.it/5xndbn //&! Just as it was wrong for womanhood to be narrowly defined within the hegemonic white woman’s experience, so, too, is it wrong for womanhood to be defined as the hegemonic cisgender woman’s experience. Cis women may be the majority, but that hardly means their experience the only valid one.
TDoR  Transgender  transphobic  transphobia  LGBT  hate  speech  crime  Feminism  feminist  TERF  Sexismus  Sexism 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Mama Yuli: The trans women's leader no-one messes with - BBC News
Though revered on some of Indonesia's thousands of islands, Waria are increasingly persecuted elsewhere, as a stricter type of Islam takes root. And this makes Mama Yuli's job a lot harder.
Indonesia  Asia  Thailand  India  LGBT  Transgender  Religion  Islam  Muslim  moderation  extremism  hate  speech  crime  transphobia  Transphobic  Homophobia  homophobic 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Bathroom predator myth defeats transgender rights in New Hampshire.
But in the end, the bathroom predator myth still won out. House Republican leadership insisted that a trans nondiscrimination law would somehow allow sexual predators to rape women and children in public bathrooms. And anti-LGBTQ advocates overwhelmed legislators over the weekend with anti-trans rants, alleging that a vote for the bill would lead to more sexual assault. The bathroom predator myth, of course, is wholly fictional, a canard concocted to dress up religious objections to trans rights in secular pretext. Yet by sheer force of repetition, activists have managed to convince legislators that this fabrication might be a legitimate concern, introducing ersatz ambiguity into the discussion—and giving representatives cover to oppose trans rights.
BathroomBill  Bathroom  Bill  Transgender  Republicans  LGBT  Civil  Rights  USA  post-racial  America  hate  speech  crime  Religion  Homophobia  homophobic  transphobia  Transphobic  discrimination 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Transgender Community Hit Hard By Violence in U.S. - NBC News
2016 was the deadliest year for transgender murders in the U.S. and 2017 already has seven reported deaths as of March.
TDoR  Transgender  hate  speech  crime  transphobia  Transphobic  Homophobia  homophobic  USA  DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  BathroomBill  Bathroom  Bill  Republicans  GOP 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Über einen neuen Namen | Psychologie Heute-Blog
Dennoch bleibt ein ungutes Gefühl bei einer so persönlichen, identitätsstiftenden Angelegenheit wie dem eigenen Namen vom Wohlwollen anderer abhängig zu sein. Konflikte zwischen dem eigenen Identitätsgefühl und der offiziellen Identität riskieren nämlich eine identity confusion. Diese wiederum kann nach Theo Klimstra und Lotte van Doeselaar eine ernste psychische Belastung werden.
NHS  Grampian  Transgender  mental  health  LGBT  book  Straight  Jacket  public  hate  speech  crime  transphobia  Transphobic  Homophobia  homophobic  Sociology  Psychology 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Holyrood begins probe into how NHS deals with whistleblowers - The Scotsman
Last year the NHS Scotland chief executive Paul Gray admitted some health workers are still reluctant to blow the whistle on unsafe practices for fear of being victimised. Mr Gray also said some staff do not raise issues because they believed it would not lead to any real change.

Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/holyrood-begins-probe-into-how-nhs-deals-with-whistleblowers-1-4366831
NHS  Scotland  England  Whistleblower  Grampian  Transgender  health  care  demand  STP  Austerity  abuse  neglect  malpractice  mental 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Mental health support waiting times missed | Holyrood Magazine
Five health boards failed to meet the 18 week waiting time target for CAMHS. They were NHS Ayrshire & Arran, NHS Fife, NHS Grampian, NHS Lanarkshire and NHS Lothian. [...] “In the coming weeks I will be publishing our new strategy for mental health. This will lay out how we will change services over the next decade, backed with £150 million of funding.” Maureen Watt, Minister for Mental Health [ << 100% nothing for LGBT especially T, see book Straight Jacket! ] &! http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15138887.101_children_wait_more_than_a_year_for_specialist_mental_health_care/ &! https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/health/scottish-children-waiting-year-mental-health-treatment/ &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-39192400
NHS  Grampian  CAMHS  mental  health  Transgender  Scotland  Austerity  rationing  book  LGBT  shame  drug  abuse  coping  mechanism  Stonewall  discrimination  prejudice  bigotry  hate  speech  crime  bullying  GP  A&E  Shona  Robison  inequality 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Additional £16.2m allocated to Grampian’s health services - Inverurie Herald
An additional £16.2 million will be allocated to NHS Grampian in the coming financial year, Health Secretary Shona Robison has announced. [...] The health authority will also receive a share of £128 million to help support delivery of service reform. This extra funding will support the redesign of services so the NHS can meet the challenges of an ageing population. [...] Together we will ensure that this investment delivers better care, better services and better value.”
NHS  Grampian  Transgender  ageing  chronic  sick  population  demographic  bubble  CVD  Diabetes  Cancer  Shona  Robison  locum  staff  shortage 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Texas Sportscaster Shreds Transphobes In Must-See Broadcast | The Huffington Post
https://redd.it/5x5f6n // + See book Straight Jacket. // "Transitioning is a struggle I cannot imagine, it is a journey I could not make and it is a life that too many cannot live."
Transgender  NHS  Grampian  hate  speech  crime  comingout  coming  out  coming-out  transphobia  Transphobic  LGBT  Homophobia  homophobic  discrimination 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Tories plan to ignore legal rulings and restrict disability benefits - YouTube
[ just PR speech, and actions are different ] Theresa May's PR offensive a month back; PR on mental health and well-being! and a country that works for everyone (welfare state). & NOW THIS! + THEY TRIED TO SNEAK IT OUT THE BACKDOOR AND THE DISPARAGING COMMENT FROM ADVISOR (George Freeman) ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH. // Theresa May again being driven by outside forces and public vs Thatcher driving politics. May driven by public opinion on mental health and House of Lords (stopgap to savage austerity), and May also driven by hard-Brexit Bus (driven by those who campaigned for it and those who voted for it). // ie if she drives she could have announced more acute mental health beds funding but instead she said we need to do more, but no more money! // &! https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/mar/01/disability-benefit-change-shows-tories-are-still-nasty-party-says-corbyn
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march 2017 by asterisk2a
Transgender woman shot to death in Chicago / LGBTQ Nation
Keke Collier, who was originally misgendered by police and local media, was found with gunshot wounds in her chest, arm, and hand, police said. She was taken to a hospital and later died.
TDoR  Transgender  hate  speech  crime  discrimination 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
Trump rescinds transgender bathroom rules from Obama era - BBC News
Meanwhile, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten called the move a major setback for trans rights.
"By rescinding these protections, the Trump administration is compromising the safety and security of some of our most vulnerable children," she said.
"Reversing this guidance tells trans kids that it's OK with the Trump administration and the Department of Education for them to be abused and harassed at school for being trans." &! https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/22/transgender-students-bathroom-trump-obama
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february 2017 by asterisk2a
BBC Radio 4 - Today, Is positive thinking making us depressed?
happiness has become a new duty ... /// self-help books and coaches = ideology of individualistic society (Curtis docs) & de Botton - Status Anxiety // Professor Svend Brinkmann, who wrote Stand Firm: Resisting the Self-Improvement Craze,
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february 2017 by asterisk2a
Hate-Speech in der Schule - "Demütigung ist wie körperliche Gewalt"
"Demütigung ist wie körperliche Gewalt" /// Erst im Netz, dann auf dem Schulhof: Beleidigungen, Drohungen und auch tätliche Angriffe nehmen zu, der Ton ist rauer und aggressiver, beklagen Lehrer wie Schüler. Es gibt einen Zusammenhang zwischen Hassreden und Gewalt - er beginnt im Gehirn. [...] Auf die Auswirkungen von Ausgrenzung und Demütigung auf unser Gehirn weist der Neurobiologe Joachim Bauer von der Uniklinik Freiburg und Autor des Buches "Schmerzgrenze" hin: Das Gehirn stufe verbale Gewalt wie körperlichen Schmerz ein. Wem die Anerkennung entzogen, wer systematisch niedergemacht und entwertet werde, werde irgendwann krank. Das Sprachzentrum und Netzwerke, wo Handlungen geplant werden, hingen eng zusammen - wo viel Hass-Sprache ist, dort erhöhe sich das Risiko, dass irgendwann auch zugeschlagen wird. //&! Extremismus
"Hass ist gesellschaftsfähig geworden" - http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/extremismus-hass-ist-gesellschaftsfaehig-geworden.694.de.html?dram:article_id=333862
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february 2017 by asterisk2a
Laverne Cox Did Not Cry While Meeting Beyoncé - YouTube
when you can't use a public bathroom, you can't have a public life. live life at all. bathroom bills are about to exist in public spaces. go out. have a job. use public services like a hospital. bathroom bill is about right to exist in public life, public spaces, ... to exist. /// >> When you can't use a bathroom of your choice at the NHS (Grampian) because every time you are thrown out or threatened w violence (hate crime), hate speech, reporting to Hospital staff as a pervert, you can't you the Hospital, period. What a pity that you have to use the hospital to transition in the first place. It's a catch-22.
Transgender  NHS  Grampian  discrimination  LGBT  Gavin  Grimm  hate  speech  crime 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
Over one third of LGBTI people in London suffer from mental health issues
A 'worrying number' of LGBTI people feel uncomfortable disclosing their sexual orientation or gender identity to their GP [...] 40% of LGBTI people in London suffer from mental health issues, according to a new report.
The report found rates of mental health issues were 15% higher in LGBTI people than the general population. [ source https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/lgbtreportfinal.pdf ] // https://twitter.com/PeterTatchell/status/828930091497439232 // see book straight jacket by matthew todd.
Transgender  NHS  Grampian  discrimination  neglect  malpractice  LGBT  LGBTQIA  LGBTQIASP  book 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
Mental illness is a result of misery, yet still we stigmatise it | Richard Bentall | Opinion | The Guardian
Mental illness is a result of misery, yet still we stigmatise it - Patients are being shunned in the mistaken belief they have biological defects. In fact the evidence shows that most have endured traumas //&! The mental health crisis needs to be fought as robustly as the smoking battle - http://bit.ly/2j8e7SS - The fight against tobacco use taught us that public health responses require long-term investment, sustained attention and political will to succeed //
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january 2017 by asterisk2a
Transgender People in Mexico City Resort to Dangerous Unsupervised Procedures
Large numbers of transgender people in Mexico self-prescribe hormones and other treatments in an effort to change their bodies. Self-administered hormones, fillers and other chemicals aimed at body modification are often the causes of the primary health problems for Latin America's transgender population, according to a 2013 report by the Pan American Health Organization. These fillers can cause ulcers, abscesses and infections and acute renal failure, among other ailments.
In Mexico, nearly half of the transgender people surveyed who had used medical intervention to change their bodies did so without medical supervision, according to one study published in July in The Lancet Psychiatry, a scientific journal. [...] Body modifications are important for some transgender people because they allow them to confirm their identity with themselves and their culture and society, Perez Ambriz says. [...] "Transsexual people never feel like it's OK to be this way," she says. "That's why it is so important to seek the modification of that body."
Transgender  NHS  Grampian 
december 2016 by asterisk2a
Begegnung ǀ Immer im Werden — der Freitag
Linck gefällt es hier inmitten der Stadt. „Gegen die Rousseaus dieser Welt habe ich als Schwuler in der Urbanität immer einen Sicherheitsmechanismus gesehen. Sie erschwert den direkten Zugriff auf den Schwachen, Machtlosen.“ Früher, als er noch gependelt ist, war dies seine Zweitwohnung, jetzt wohnt er ganz in Berlin.
Transgender  Queer  LGBTQIA  LGBT  LGBTQIASP  hate  crime  transphobia  Transphobic  Homophobia  homophobic  gay  marriage  homo-ehe  homoehe 
december 2016 by asterisk2a
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