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Anti-trans disinformation is rife in Australia — and it’s being spread by a small group of organisations

An alliance of pseudo-scientific organisations is working to undermine the rights of trans people everywhere — and they're becoming active in Australia.

This appears to be an exercise in astroturfing.

Astroturfing is a deceptive practice where an organisation or lobby presents an orchestrated marketing or public relations campaign as if it is a genuine grassroots movement. The tobacco industry famously used this approach to give the impression of spontaneous grassroots opposition to smoking reform by creating fake “smokers’ rights” groups.

While the tobacco industry used astroturfing primarily to protect their economic interests, anti-trans disinformation groups are using this strategy to help socialise their extreme views on trans health, and give far-right and anti-trans groups an air of scientific legitimacy.

Their intention is to pass off a small, orchestrated group of anti-trans medical practitioners as a legitimate and science-based movement against gender-affirming care. History repeating: anti-trans disinformation is the new climate denial

Throughout the early 2000s, an organised group of far-right think tanks funnelled billions of dollars to climate deniers, sceptics and geo-engineers. Their sole aim was to undermine public trust in the established science by spreading confusion about the facts of climate change, and casting doubt on the motives of scientific bodies like the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

For a public that was still learning about the realities of how fossil fuels were cooking our planet, the huge influx of disinformation, alongside legitimate scientific work, made it incredibly hard for people to discern fact from fiction.

A similar scenario is now playing out in trans health care.

Out of the 10 organisations identified below, seven of them were launched in 2021. Additionally, there is a large amount of overlap in their membership and leadership. Genspect and SEGM share seven of the same advisors.

Stella O’Malley (founder of Genspect, psychotherapist), Lisa Marchiano (Jungian analyst), Sasha Ayad (counsellor), and Roberto D’Angelo (psychiatrist and psychoanalyst) all feature prominently across the organisations, serving as clinical advisors or directors for multiple organisations. In fact, five of the most prominent organisations feature all four of them.

Multiple organisations were officially founded by O’Malley, and all of them involve O’Malley as either an adviser or a director.

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by Anonymousreply 28March 18, 2023 7:29 PM

Anti trans information includes:

Human's can't change sex despite medical and surgical moderations

Lesbians don't have penises

Boys who like playing with dolls aren't really girls trapped in a boy's body

There is no evidence to prove that puberty blockers are totally reversible and have no long term health impacts

Predatory men adopt trans identities to game the criminal justice system

by Anonymousreply 1March 16, 2023 6:46 PM


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by Anonymousreply 2March 16, 2023 6:47 PM

r1 should they be concerned about lesbians in the locker rooms, too? gays in the military barracks? ethnic and racial minorities using the same drinking fountains?

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by Anonymousreply 3March 16, 2023 6:50 PM


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by Anonymousreply 4March 16, 2023 6:51 PM

OP Are you lost? We don't go for trannys and enbys here. And never have.

by Anonymousreply 5March 16, 2023 6:52 PM

r5 web archives disagree

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by Anonymousreply 6March 16, 2023 6:53 PM

The sooner all you nasty fags and dykes realize you’re Trans the better!

by Anonymousreply 7March 16, 2023 6:54 PM

OP, where are the falsehoods in anything you typed?

We'll wait.

by Anonymousreply 8March 16, 2023 6:55 PM

[quote][R1] should they be concerned about lesbians in the locker rooms, too? gays in the military barracks? ethnic and racial minorities using the same drinking fountains?

Lesbians are women and women are entitled to their own space for safety and dignity. The same for men.

But you're right, racial minorities using the same facilities as white people IS LITERALLY EXACTLY THE SAME as a rapist who identifies as a woman, changes their name so their previous crimes can't be easily found, and is sent to a women's prison where he can rape more women.

by Anonymousreply 9March 16, 2023 6:58 PM

r7 sure, this might be filled with desperate trolling magats but since you're allowed to be back on twitter, do you really need the dl?

And countless threads, you've lot stated you won't vote for Democrats because you're a one issue pony. . .so, if it means sacrifice

r9 a rapist? are all trans rapists? all non-white super predators? should all boys beware of gays, lesbians and the most hated (by lesbians) bisexuals?" They're all different issues, dear. However, the way they've been addressed in society has played out quite the same... with hysteria, fear and disingenuous debate (from either side)

r8 no, you won't.

It's not what I typed. It's from an article.

It's not my opinion but one I'm sharing with the DL. If you have complaints, address it to the author and said site.

by Anonymousreply 10March 16, 2023 7:00 PM

[quote]OP Are you lost? We don't go for trannys and enbys here. And never have.

You only speak for the Right wing trolls, r5. Rational DLers are trans-accepting and have other *real* issues to discuss. You know, issues that actually have an impact on our lives and isn't a drummed up culture war.

by Anonymousreply 11March 16, 2023 7:02 PM

That’s right it’s being spread by a small group of organizations that want to divide and work us to the bone for their profit.

by Anonymousreply 12March 16, 2023 7:02 PM

R10- shit stirring troll.

by Anonymousreply 13March 16, 2023 7:03 PM

r13 Yes but I've noticed more than a few of the others....

so, it reveals for everyone who to block (including me, if they so desire)

they're always triggered by such... and they're starting to infect non-trans threads.

by Anonymousreply 14March 16, 2023 7:04 PM

r12 For the uk, virtually every anti-lgb and anti-t initiative is connected to the WDI or Sheila Jeffreys

for the us, since Trump, most everything is connected to Turning Point (which has discarded it's walkaway charade to reveal itself as being associated with actual far-right neonazis) and ultimately, various old hard right groups associated with the christian coalition of the 80s/90s, chiefly Focus On The Family (from the mind of James Dobson, the guy that thought gayness could be prevented if fathers showered with their sons and waggled their genitalia in their faces)

by Anonymousreply 15March 16, 2023 7:11 PM

Maybe R15 isn't aware that the most high profile UK trans activist India Willoughby is as far right as you can get

Willoughby regularly appeared on the FOX lite GB news, called for refugees to be drowned in the English channel and today called a butch lesbian a man.

Far right racism and homophobia and no TRAs distance themselves from Willoughby.

by Anonymousreply 16March 16, 2023 7:15 PM

R5 is a liar and a shit stirring troll. I've been on the Datalounge for over 20 years. We don't give a shit about Trans and we never did. We accept them, even welcome them and they've never been an issue until the TERF fraus infested the site. Later on the 50 Trans Hate threads every week Nazi trolls followed the fraus here.

We've had Nazis and TERFs before, MURIEL just needs to control their bullshit spamming more than she's doing now.

OP has your number, R5, you hysterical Trans hating/Nazi freak.

by Anonymousreply 17March 16, 2023 7:52 PM

Wow, blocked the OP and half the posts disappeared.

by Anonymousreply 18March 16, 2023 8:10 PM

So, r18? It's OP's thread. He's the moderator.

by Anonymousreply 19March 16, 2023 8:13 PM

You've posted four times, r18, that's almost a quarter of the thread.

by Anonymousreply 20March 16, 2023 8:15 PM

We need more eunuchs amongst us!

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by Anonymousreply 21March 16, 2023 8:47 PM

"a rapist? are all trans rapists?"

It isn't "trans" that women are worried about. It's males-- however those males may identify.

by Anonymousreply 22March 16, 2023 8:57 PM

r17 is either getting dementia or is a liar. I've been here for over 20 years and I remember the days of "Drop the T" threads and campaigning. There was a multi-year period when those were regular on here.

Sorry honey, but that's the fact.

by Anonymousreply 23March 16, 2023 9:11 PM

No, honey, it's not. What you remember is all relatively recent. The DL has never given one tiny little shit about Trans in all my years here - more than 20. We don't hate them, we don't love them, we're indifferent.

It's never been an issue. We've never had all the TransHate trolls, only in the last few years. If you can find a 20 year old thread entitled "Drop the T" from the Datalounge and link to it, go for it and I'll be happy to have a look.

But you won't because you can't. It's not because these fantasy threads of yours are too old, it's because they don't exist. You're lying, you smelly little cunt.

We don't care about Trans, we never cared about them and we're not going to start caring about them. We're also not jumping on your rightwing whitewing political shit stirring bandwagon. Leave the Trans alone, you weirdo hate-freak.

by Anonymousreply 24March 18, 2023 6:15 PM

Thank you, R1.

by Anonymousreply 25March 18, 2023 6:18 PM

R24 Shriek, Shriek, Shriek.

by Anonymousreply 26March 18, 2023 6:36 PM

The accused from the OP, Stella O’Malley and Sasha Ayad, have a great podcast on gender.

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by Anonymousreply 27March 18, 2023 6:49 PM

r26 in the *You know what, I like Joe* thread:

[quote]Grandpa Dribbles.

[quote]R104 Like Grandpa Dribbles doesn't?

by Anonymousreply 28March 18, 2023 7:29 PM
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