AUTISTIC RIGHTS TOGETHER CASTRATES AUTISTS

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Fiona O’Leary, leader of Autistic Rights Together, which supports autistics going “trans” to mutilate their genitals and take dangerous levels of hormones

The neurodiverse front group Autistic Rights Together led by Irish nut Fiona O’Leary is trying to discredit the documentary Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe by making tenuous associations with a water purifier given as a treatment to autistic kids with gastrointestinal illnesses. Yet these same people who claim to stand up for autistics by protecting them from “dangerous” medical practices support them mutilating their own genitals to undergo “sex-reassignment surgery”.

Last year, Emma Dalmayne – one of O’Leary’s close confidants – actually wrote a blog post for which she interviewed three “trans autistics” and introduced by writing:

You’re a transgender individual and coming out as such can prove just how little support is in place with the government failing consistently to provide services and GP’s failing to take you seriously.

Those “services” would be the genital mutilation and hormone injections that come with undergoing “sex-reassignment”. Then last month Dalmayne reiterated her position in a tweet to Fiona O’Leary:

Yet these same women who claim to be crusaders for autists by opposing what they call “dangerous” alternative treatments for autism support the mutilation of autists who clearly have more wrong with them than just their autism. Not surprisingly, O’Leary and Dalmayne did not take well to having their hypocrisy pointed out to them and were easily triggered:

No thank you, Emma.

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96 Thoughts on “AUTISTIC RIGHTS TOGETHER CASTRATES AUTISTS

  1. Lawrence on February 14, 2017 at 6:38 pm said:

    Seems to be an appropriate time to discuss the Geiers Protocol – where they gave Lupron, a drug used to chemically-castrate sex offenders, to children with autism.

    Thoughts Jake?

    • Discuss at the end of my previous article on the topic, which is linked to from my first tweet. It is abundantly obvious that people with autism have abnormal testosterone levels. If you prevent sane doctors from correcting that, the nightmare described here will occur more frequently.

  2. Lawrence on February 14, 2017 at 6:40 pm said:

    Also, do you believe that people with autism lack free will or the ability to make decisions on their own behalf?

  3. Lawrence on February 14, 2017 at 6:43 pm said:

    Jake – it appears that you believe that transgendered individuals either “don’t exist” or are mentally ill.

    Is that what you believe?

    • I believe there are two genders, and that anyone who needs to castrate themselves in order to feel better is mentally ill. Yes I do.

    • Anonymous on February 15, 2017 at 12:29 am said:

      Well there is the fact that gender ambivalence is comorbid with autism. And given autism is not genetic in origen in vast majority of cases (no genetic epidemic, and largest twin study, Halmeyer confirms) it doesn’t have to mean mentally ill.
      Science tells us that childrens’ brains don’t even finish developing until at least the mid twenties. It’s insanity to encourage “transitioning” for any child (especially under 21) unless they have ambiguous genitalia.
      Oh, and Fiona is just the usual paid, neurodiverse, ‘autism is just fine’, trash.

  4. When faced with a huge, steaming pile of manure the only way forward is to hold one’s nose and start shoveling, so that’s what I shall have to do with my response to your bile-filled rant.

    1. Your defamatory clickbait title claims that the advocacy group, Autistic Rights Together, castrates autistic people. This is demonstrably false and I suggest you withdraw the claim before somebody takes you to court over it.

    2. Your writing is puerile, repetitively tedious, and you have no idea how to construct a rhetorical argument. You have no understanding of how to cite supporting evidence (probably because it does not exist: your arguments are fallacious as well as weak), relying instead on links to more of your lackluster prose.

    3. The level of ignorance you display regarding both autism and transgender people is staggering, but unsurprising given your hero worship of that paragon of uninformed opinion, Donald Trump.

    4. The fear-laden way you use the word “castration” leads me to believe you hold very deep insecurities about your (presumed) masculinity and feel threatened by the thought that your precious belief in the gender binary and patriarchal society is being exposed as the crock of shit that it truly is. I can understand that to a degree: when you align yourself with people who routinely treat women like shit you’d better pray you never find yourself in a position where women have power over you. (Good luck with that, sweetie!)

    5. Fiona and Emma do not have to do much to discredit Vaxxed. Not-a-doctor-any-more Andrew Wakefield’s status as having been struck off by the GMC, his exposure as a fraud, and the consensus by the huge majority within the scientific community that his unsupported claims are garbage does all the work of discrediting this collection of conspiracy theory and misinformation. Not one reputable scientist supports Wakefield and several have spoken out against his dishonest claims, and the reckless way he puts lives at risk by undermining confidence in vaccines. Children have died as a result of parents listening to him and refusing to vaccinate their children: he is responsible for those deaths.

    I would go on, but my time is valuable and in any case I expect this comment will not pass moderation. After all, as a supporter of hate-spewing bigots like Milo Yiannopoulos you are hardly the open-minded type, are you?

    • Anonymous on February 15, 2017 at 7:47 pm said:

      Wow, a steaming pile of ad hominems, threats and psychologizing…

      • Here she (or he) claims I’m committing libel: “1. Your defamatory clickbait title claims that the advocacy group, Autistic Rights Together, castrates autistic people. This is demonstrably false and I suggest you withdraw the claim before somebody takes you to court over it.

        Then advocates for exactly what I denounced:

        “4. The fear-laden way you use the word “castration” leads me to believe you hold very deep insecurities about your (presumed) masculinity and feel threatened by the thought that your precious belief in the gender binary and patriarchal society is being exposed as the crock of shit that it truly is. I can understand that to a degree: when you align yourself with people who routinely treat women like shit you’d better pray you never find yourself in a position where women have power over you. (Good luck with that, sweetie!)”

    • Anonymous on February 16, 2017 at 5:06 am said:

      Do you disavow pedophilia, dear, or is this just another protected sexual orientation?

  5. Brian Deer on February 15, 2017 at 12:01 pm said:

    You really are horrendously transphobic, aren’t you Jake? I’d say the other participants in your Twitter conversation have got you bang to rights.

  6. David J McDonagh on February 15, 2017 at 12:20 pm said:

    No one suggested encouraging any hormone treatment or surgery that is not already available to neurotypical people. Emma is simply supporting equal access to services for autistic trans people. Maybe you should have shown the orginal article that was part of the twitter conversation from which you selectively quote. That article makes it clear that surgery is not offered to under 18s (and I am not sure why Anonymous above is so fixated on 21, since 18 has long been considered adulthood). Here is the “offending” article:https://www.google.ie/amp/www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/nhs-treating-transgender-kids-aged-5475663.amp

  7. “You really are horrendously transphobic, aren’t you Jake?”

    “Emma is simply supporting equal access to services for autistic trans people.”

    “Your defamatory clickbait title claims that the advocacy group, Autistic Rights Together, castrates autistic people. This is demonstrably false and I suggest you withdraw the claim before somebody takes you to court over it.”

    “The fear-laden way you use the word “castration” leads me to believe you hold very deep insecurities about your (presumed) masculinity and feel threatened by the thought that your precious belief in the gender binary and patriarchal society is being exposed as the crock of shit that it truly is.”

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    • Brian Deer on February 15, 2017 at 3:55 pm said:

      Is that really the best you can do Jake?

      • Haha no Brian, unlike you I’m also a graduate student and not just a paid troll.

        I can see why this post would offend you, though, given your gender-fluid identity in cyberspace.

        • Anonymous on February 15, 2017 at 7:48 pm said:

          He is looking fab! Too funny.

        • Anonymous on February 15, 2017 at 9:06 pm said:

          Wait, so does this mean that David Gorski allows sock puppets when he knows them and they help further his agenda? Like Brian/Rebecca?? Pretty hypocritical if so.

        • Lawrence on February 15, 2017 at 9:07 pm said:

          A Graduate Student who has no intention of ever having gainful employment, since you can rely on your parents money for as long as you might live…..

          Other posters have already pointed out that nothing in the article speaks about people under the age of 18, for gender-reassignement surgery.

          • “since you can rely on your parents money for as long as you might live…..”

            They even bought me my own mansion!

            “Other posters have already pointed out that nothing in the article speaks about people under the age of 18, for gender-reassignement surgery.”

            Just brainwash them as kids into getting it when they’re older but are still mentally children. Very different…

            • Brian Deer on February 16, 2017 at 8:33 am said:

              You’d know about brain-washing, wouldn’t you Jake? Although the further into right-wing extremism you slide, I wonder whether there was much there to wash out in the first place.

              Why not step back, take a look at what you’ve become, apologise for this entirely fabricated post, and try and get a job – or at least start writing responsibly (or have you seen that the “fake news” industry seems to be popular with the far right, and decided that that’s who you’re trying to impress?). Then people might take you seriously.

  8. LOL!!

    “How DARE these people ask and seek out of interventions that could help them feel secure in their own bodies and how DARE that someone writes about it!!! *RAGE!!”

    The poster has based their article on pseudoscience about autistic people and trans gender people. I assume the poster is so insecure about their on ideas of gender and their own masculinity, that feel the need to put down autistic people who seek gender reassignment surgery (or “castration” as you have called it) and other services and interventions that gender dysphoric people seek.

    There is no in the quote in the original article where Emma has directly said the she supports “castration”. It may of interest of you to know but I was one of the three autistic people that was interviewed in the article last year and that no point did Emma mention castration. But as you said in your comments:

    “I think anybody who makes these decisions is not in their right mind, and I think people with autism are particularly vulnerable to being manipulated this way.”

    So there is not much point in telling you about my experiences, but they are plenty of people of non-autistic qualified professionals (Who happen to be the countries leading experts on gender dysphoria) who have dawn the conclusion after numerous therapy and counseling sessions that I’m acting within my own my own accord, so if you not gonna to listen to me perhaps you should listen to them after all, they are qualified experts who know more than an an internet blogger. But like most people in delve in pseudoscience, you are going to cherry pick what ever piece of information is given to you and twist it to fit your agenda and confirmation bias.

    Though I will say, your website has provided me with much humor and laughter for the past half hour. That is what the anti-vax/alternative medication movement is a the end of the day. A joke.

  9. Doug Troutman on February 15, 2017 at 7:23 pm said:

    Mercury screws up enzymes. Why is this so hard to understand?

  10. Doug Troutman on February 16, 2017 at 2:08 am said:

    How much is in the ones called free (a trace or a dash)? It needs to be banned! They still manufacture with it and there is no way they can chelate all of it out. The earlier the exposure the more damage.

  11. Rochelle on February 16, 2017 at 2:14 am said:

    Jake,
    Firstly, this is terribly poorly written. You do yourself no favours in describing those you want to critique with ableist slurs.
    Secondly, research is showing that there is indeed a spectrum when it comes to gender and that autistic people are 7 times more likely to experience a divergence from the gender binary.

    Thirdly, you clearly have a lack of understanding of what is actually involved in gender confirmation surgery. Castration and mutilation are completely different things. For example in a vagioplasty procedure, a major surgical procedure where the genitals are reconstructed to build a vagina and clitoris, is a work of surgical wonder and the exact opposite of mutilation.

    As for being mentally ill, well you are in fact completely off beam there, gender dysphoria is no longer considered a mental illness. As Science, Psychology, Psychiatry and Medicine learns more about things and they are better understood then things that were once regarded as mental illnesses are removed from that category. Such as Homosexuality was in the late seventies.

    As for suddenly deciding for oneself, this is absolute rot, coming out as trans, or gender non-conforming is just that, a coming out to truth. A coming out to a truth that has always been known, but hidden and repressed out of fear from bigots and bigoted views such as you have displayed.

    Yes I am a trans woman, and yes it has taken me 46 years to come out and begin my transition, but as I progress along that transition I discover I am more at peace and at one with myself than ever in the time I pretended to be male.

    Oh and as for it being a figment of my imagination, on commencing my transition my hormone levels were assessed, and they were very much on the edge of the so-called divide between hormonally male and female. They are now after a relatively short period of treatment right in the area they should be smack bang in the middle of the female hormonal range.

    I am Autistic, I am trans, I will seek gender confirmation surgery at some stage, when this is the case is hard to know, as these services are not provided by my countries medicare system, I will have to fund this somehow myself and likely travel to overseas to to so due to the high cost and lack of insurance coverage.

    Perhaps rather than proclaim your ignorance so loudly, you would do well to read some of the easily accessible research papers, or indeed scholarly articles and reviews about such research and realise that the Western so-called developed world is finally catching up and realising, as many indigenous cultures have always known, that gender is not a binary, that gender is not sex and that there are many expressions of gender identity and roles and that all of them are as valid and wonderful as each other.

  12. Shain M. Neumeier on February 16, 2017 at 7:19 am said:

    Even aside from the growing amount of research on the overlap between the autistic and transgender communities, we make for natural allies, as both have been pathologized, stigmatized and on those bases denied our autonomy. The difference between gender affirming treatment and dangerous “alternative treatments” for autism is who’s choosing them. Anyone with a shred of conscience would be sick at the thought of involuntary gender transition. But there’s not anywhere near a sizable number of people trying to force anyone, much less autistic people, to undergo such a thing. By contrast, autistic people are routinely subjected to things supposedly “for their own good” with no ability to refuse them. Supporting autistic people means supporting our choices, so long as we don’t directly harm anyone else.

  13. Anonymous on February 17, 2017 at 12:53 am said:

    I will ask one final time: will any of the transgender community (Fiona, Maureen, Shain, Ollie, Rochelle) publicly disavow pedophilia as a protected sexual orientation???? If not, I take it that’s a yes. Sex with minors is sexual abuse and a crime. Shame on you. Jake you or Milo need to write an article on that.

    • Lawrence on February 17, 2017 at 4:07 pm said:

      Will you publicly state that you’ve stopped beating your spouse?

      Because otherwise, we can assume that the beatings will continue.

      • Anonymous on February 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm said:

        Why are you speaking for them? I did not ask you. If you really knew the subject matter and what is at stake you would be embarrassed at being so dismissive. The left has a particular bent for moral relativism which makes it pertinent. The supportive reaction by SJW’s to Sarah Nyberg is an example, twittergate, Salon articles…
        Quite frankly, I was hoping just one of our trans commenters might disavow pedophilia as a protected sexual orientation. I do realize that straight persons also commit this crime. As a straight person I disavow pedophilia. Simple.

  14. Jake, try and ignore the majority of posters. They’ve been purposefully sent from Facebook by .Emma to “….comment….”.

  15. Lawrence on February 21, 2017 at 8:01 pm said:

    Looks like Milo’s chickens came home to roost….

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