Protection from self-harming practices may be interpreted as ‘conversion treatment’ since 2020
That the “Law for the Protection against Conversion Treatments” would be misused to silence critics of transgender ideology and to further establish this ideology socially, many of us already guessed in 2020. At that time, Stefanie Bode initiated this open letter on the subject, which unfortunately remained inconsequential: Open letter
Procedure for indexing and thus banning the brochure
We have now been informed by the Federal Agency for the Protection of Children and Young People in the Media that indexing proceedings have been initiated to classify the brochure as harmful to young people. The application for indexing comes from the Commission for the Protection of Minors in the Media and its chairman Dr. Marc Jan Eumann. We will be present at the Commission meeting and have legal representation. If the brochure is indexed, which makes it almost impossible to distribute, we will file a lawsuit in the administrative court.
This step would be important to restore freedom of expression and information and to defend parental and children’s rights. These and similar publications must not be censored!
Professional proceedings against Stefanie Bode as a psychotherapist
Since the end of June, we have also known that a professional investigation has been initiated against Stefanie Bode by the Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Psychotherapists. In the worst case, it could mean that her license to practice medicine is revoked or that she is ordered to pay a fine.
Stefanie Bode is also being represented by a lawyer in these proceedings. And here, too, it is important to win so that psychotherapists once again have legal certainty and do not have to fear challenging gender identity ideology.
We must not allow state institutions to prevent us from pointing out alternatives to the politically and media-promoted worldview that says people can change sex, children may be born in the wrong body, and children must be sterilized in order to be happy.
If we do not need all the donated money, we will use it for legal aid of similar cases.
Stefanie Bode is a psychologist, psychotherapist and political scientist. She has been actively involved in feminist initiatives since 2016.
Rona Duwe is a graphic designer, author, blogger, and feminist activist.