Courts Are Adopting Gender Ideology, Parents are Paying the Price
I am a family law paralegal in NC with 20 years experience. This just wasn't even a thing until the last few years. If you are a parent fighting this, be prepared to go to the wall. Don't expect fair and equal treatment. You are going to be labeled the bad parent on day one. Find an attorney and if they won't overturn every rock and go to the wall with you, find another. It will take every penny you have and then some, but fight for your kid.
What a powerfully written expose. Rather than comment upon the absurdity of the legal morass that has ensnared the father herein, I'll leave that to the other commentators that have done that so well.
Instead, I would like to concentrate on the uncanny ability and skill of Ms. Shrier to present the episode plainly but factually, chronologically yet purposefully leading to a climax that reverberates incessantly in the minds of those of us to have been blessed with children of our own.
I am shaken by the utter cruelty and tyranny of a justice system that seems intent upon usurping the role of parents. The patterns of Huxley's "Brave New World" where government has supplanted in its entirety the role of family and parenting, seem imminent and rapidly encroaching. Can we as societal members react and curtail these perversions before they are all-encompassing? I'm glad Ms. Shrier is there to ring the alarm.
This is horrendous. The child is collateral damage sacrifice in the religion/cult of woke. How many more?
This article made me physically sick. I can’t even fathom how this is happening.
I was watching the court hearing, supporting Ted and when the judge identified himself w his pronouns my heart sank.
I had the strangest stream of thoughts and emotions for about 6 hours after reading this. Took me that long to realize I was reacting to many of my deepest fears converging vicariously in this poor man’s life. Wife leaves, son suddenly “trans”, drop-kicked by the family courts/bureaucracy, woke HR after your job. It’s like the movie scenes where an uncontrollable demon rips it’s way into the fabric of our reality and everyone seems powerless to stop it.
This is child abuse by the mother and her enablers. No minor should be altering their biology. Parents, schools and society are grooming children to be like this. I saw it at my child's school. 4th and 5th graders declaring themselves as pan sexual, bisexual, non binary, etc. Having them declare their pronouns. Underneath it all, there is a deep hatred of biological heterosexual boys and men these days and it's especially prevalent in schools. My child would get in trouble for doing things that boys typically do like playing football, tag and picking up sticks.
This whole article reads like a nightmare. I just don't understand! How can anyone not be horrified with what's happening? It's like the whole society has lost in mind. It feels like we're living in a sci-fi movie. Why isn't any one in charge putting a stop to this? I have no words.
The other consequence of judicial capture by trans activists is that young people who later regret and seek to hold accountable the medical establishment that rushed them into lifelong medicalization will get a poor hearing from the courts whose duty it is to safeguard our rights as citizens. I’m afraid that unless the medical establishment is hit in the only place they care about, their profits, they will never stop. The courts, equally free from accountability, will be their willing accomplices.
What we are seeing is the infiltration of junk science via the LGBT movement and its perspective on gender into the family courts with tragic results on issues of gender in the same manner that junk science has been accepted as "science" on many other issues in the court system
The 21st century Western notion of "being trans" -- as well as our 20th century Western notion of "being trans" (and those are two different things) are literally ***things that our culture invented***.
You do not see people believing themselves to be in the "wrong body" in other times, places and cultures. You do not see people "needing" others to pretend they are the opposite sex. You don't see people "needing" a life time of hormones and surgeries to (ironically) "be who they really are."
I can't decide whether Judge Hiramoto is a worse judge or a worse parent. It's a toss up. This is a horryifying story and I can't wait for this cultural nightmare to end so we can stop medically and emotionally harming young people.
Good God. This is a nightmare of wokism taking over the court system and intervening in things that are not business of the court. The mother sounds insane and this poor guy hasn’t even been able to bond with his kid? The fear. The irrational behavior. The frankly medical kidnapping. It’s all insane.
These events are so sad. Our world is going insane, one position of power at a time. I feel for the whole family, even the mother who someday will recognize her errors.
The course correction from this madness will be like a trainwreck, and there will be numerous casualties.
first, my sincere sympathies to Ted and his son (yes, son) as well as family members, ALL victimized by this wretched judicial-medical-media-governmental industrial complex.
second, this isn’t happening everywhere, just in the most liberal areas which are now transitioning to Marxism. this IS a goal of Marxism... to destroy the individual, the nuclear family, traditional religion and any and all conservative values including work ethic and property rights (to mention a few of its objectives) and replace the aforementioned with government dependency.
third, this hasn’t happened overnight. the aforementioned institutions, leaders and employees have become corrupted, timid over decades... figuratively obese with public funding. complacent voters, parents, taxpayers have a huge responsibility in creating The Beast.
fourth, and lastly, thanks Abigail for bringing cases like this to our attention... sure it’s just the tip of the iceberg. hoping there are enough of us that care to make a difference going forward.
Unfortunately, the legal profession in New York has gone full tilt woke as well-just look at the journals published by the bar associations and you will read many articles about systemic racism, gender fluidity and climate change. I suspect that the law schools and law reviews have also moved in this direction as well.
You guys probably heard about the Swedish National TV documentary re Pblockers/hormones. The kid in the documentary is 15; he has trouble standing for more than 15-20 min, has terrible pain and walks like a geriatric patient because he has osteopenia - not osteoporosis, but osteopenia, late stage osteoporosis! and he is much, much shorter than his peers, because the Pblockers/hormones prevent the skeleton from mineralizing, so he won't grow more. Some kids have liver damage. It is a horror story of epic proportions. The film is with English subtitles, it's here on the Swedish National TV website.
Jesse Singal's "print" interview with the investigative journalist.