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How Australia’s Press Council Has Been Used to Stifle the Gender Debate

In their reporting on the medicalisation of dysphoric children, Australian journalists are now expected to comply with media guidelines drafted at the behest of trans activists.

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How Australia’s Press Council Has Been Used to Stifle the Gender Debate
Screen-grabbed images from De-Transitioning, a recently aired Seven News Spotlight documentary.

By now, more than 800,000 Australian television viewers have watched De-Transitioning, a recently aired documentary from the Seven News Spotlight program. The feature, billed as Spotlight’s “most controversial story this year,” represented a breakthrough moment for Australian media coverage of gender clinics. Instead of showing viewers the usual parade of joyful-seeming families preaching the wonders of trans “affirmation,” Seven News spoke with thoughtful dissenting doctors, and regretful de-transitioners whose anguished rejection of womanhood had led them to the surgical removal of healthy body parts.

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