An assistant law professor whose motto is “be gay and do crime” has been appointed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop guidelines for sex changes on minors.
Florence Ashley, a “transfeminine jurist and bioethicist” at the University of Alberta, was selected by WHO along with 20 others to create guidelines on transgender health.
A significant portion of the recently assembled team identifies as transgender, while every member maintains connections within the transgender community.
Several members have worked with the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), while others have “pioneered” medical sex changes, womb transplants, or child sex changes, according to their biographies.
Ashley has published several articles claiming transitioning adolescents is ethical.
“I argue that adolescent medical transition is ethical by analogizing it to abortion and birth control,” Ashley wrote in an article titled “Adolescent Medical Transition is Ethical: An Analogy with Reproductive Health.”
“Since the evidence of mental health benefits is comparable between adolescent medical transition, abortion, and birth control, disallowing transition-related interventions would betray an unacceptable double standard,” Ashley continued.
Further in the article, Ashley acknowledges the limited research on the advantages of mental health and gender transitioning in minors.
“The limited evidence base surrounding the mental health benefits of adolescent medical transition does not make it unethical,” Ashley wrote. “Given the recognized importance of access to birth control and abortion, disallowing adolescent medical transition violates the ethical norm against double standards.”
In addition to comparing cross sex hormones and gender reassignment surgery to birth control, Ashley claimed that “puberty blockers ought to be treated as the default option.”
WHO was widely criticized online after announcing Ashley’s selection.
On X, Libs of Tik Tok shared a video where Ashley states, “As a law professor who teaches criminal law, I felt compelled to inform you to be gay and do crime.”
In other video, Ashley showcases her new tattoo which uses two images representing the same motto, “be gay and do crime.”
In response to the growing criticism over her new position, Ashley simply said, “lol go cry about it b***h.”