Het gender-experiment | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 44, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0167-2444
  • E-ISSN: 2949-8651



A large-scale medical and social experiment is taking place in the Western world, of which girls and young women in particular are the victims. No one came up with this experiment. It is the result of developments that started more than half a century ago and that have converged in recent years. In this article I will try to outline some of those developments and their consequences. The gender experiment can be carried out because more and more value is attached to feelings and less and less to facts. Are you biologically a girl, but do you think you would be happier as a boy? The medical world is ready to help you and the legislator is benevolent. The field of tension that exists between the right to physical self-determination on the one hand and understanding and compassion on the other hand is given far too little thought and discussion.


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