Billionaire business tycoon Elon Musk is continuing to speak out against permitting gender-transition measures to be performed on minors, declaring in a tweet that “‘gender-affirming care for minors’ is pure evil.”
Musk made the comment in response to a tweet from Jordan Peterson, who had declared that the “phrase ‘gender-affirming’ care is a criminally evil lie.”
The term refers to measures such as surgeries, cross-sex hormones, and puberty blockers, which do almost the exact opposite of affirming an individual’s immutable biological sex.
Musk indicated in a tweet last week that he intends to lobby to “criminalize” the performance of permanent gender-transition measures on kids prior to the age of consent.
“This is a major problem. I will be actively lobbying to criminalize making severe, irreversible changes to children below the age of consent. Shame on those who advocate this! It is utterly contemptible,” he declared.
In an April tweet, Musk said that he believes “we should wait until an individual is mature enough to make their own decisions before other adults make permanent, serious physical changes to them.”
On Sunday, Musk responded to a Twitter account called The Rabbit Hole that had tweeted, “‘Gender Affirming Care’ is in the best of cases a euphemism for a paid yes-man to continually affirm delusions and in the worst of cases a euphemism for putting children on horrible drugs or outright child mutilation.”
Musk has said that he uses people’s preferred pronouns as a matter of “good manners.”
“I should note that I do personally use someone’s preferred pronouns, just as I use someone’s preferred name, simply from the standpoint of good manners,” he tweeted.