trans rights uk
So a High Court judge ruled that since Gender Dysphoria is no longer a mental illness, or anything really, its against human rights of trans people for them to have to get diagnosed with it as a disorder in order to legally change their sex/gender on their birth certificates - so its going to have to likely be removed from the process.
Whcih leads to the interesting conundrum for the UK government because that was the last bit of medical gatekeeping they had on the system, so.. theyre stuck trying to figure out what medical boundary that can actually feasibly impose.
Like they can't require trans people to have surgery or hormones, so a gender incongruence diagnosis would be odd.
they dont have any other transgender diagnoses that exist, so they're left with the option of vague medical approval.. but then that means they're now medicalising being trans which was established long before this that was no longer going to happen.. so..
ukpol, MH, police, -
"Last month, a flurry of posts began appearing on social media, detailing experiences under a new scheme. They contained worrying reports – people in mental crisis involved in the scheme would call support services, only to be threatened with prison if they contacted the likes of an ambulance.
These posts outlined the experiences of “high-risk” individuals on the receiving end of the Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) scheme – a new mental health support model, currently being adopted by NHS England. It works by assigning people in distress – typically “high intensity users” of emergency services or those perceived to be at high risk of suicide and self-harm – to mental health professionals and police officers to assist with challenging cases.
Police officers, or “High Intensity Officers” (HIOs) are given primary responsibility for behavioural management, placing pressure on individuals to reduce “high-cost behaviour” and stop “demonstrating intensive patterns of demand”. Police may ensure compliance using threats of legal action, such as Community Behaviour Orders."
How did such an awful concept come to be?
"The creator of SIM, ex-police sergeant Paul Jennings, claims the root of unsustainable demand lies in over-dependence and behavioural issues, rather than the underfunding and inequalities that have crippled the system."
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Was reading a chat about the history of TPB.
Really scary how the US can just enforce its laws (or in this case the wishes of its capitalist corporations) in other countries.
It had already been established that TPB was legal but that didn't matter once the white house got involved and threatened sanctions and shit.
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