Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Australian Lobby Group; 'Being Transgender Is Like Anorexia'
The conservative political organisation The Australian Family Association has told it's supporters that members of the transgender community are the same as people suffering from the eating disorder anorexia.
The group have issued an email to its members, urging them to take action against stories that feature transgender children, and to draw inspiration for their online attacks from right-wing conservative websites such as The Federalist.
The groups president, Paul Monagle, suggested that supporters read Moira Flemming's piece for the publication in which she compared being transgender to having anorexia nervosa. He even went on to encourage his supporters to try to spread the word on this and convince others.
'Flemming says that both anorexia and transgendering are driven by a mismatch between the person's brain and their body,' the email told the groups followers. 'A wrenching awareness of what it feels like to be disconnected from your body, to hate with every fiber of your being the way you look in the mirror.'
These comments, that liken allowing people's choice to transition to anorexia sufferers starving themselves comes after a long campaign from the ASA in which they have spread anti-trans propaganda against transgender children and have even tried to shut down a government funded anti-bullying campaign.