The insanity continues, America. And it often feels like the sane among us who watch it unfold on a daily basis are becoming — have become? — desensitized by the madness. Imagine, not all that long ago, jumping on the computer, firing up the interwebs, and seeing a story about a father being arrested and thrown in jail for the “crime” of referring to his 14-year daughter as his daughter— after being ordered by a judge to refrain from doing so.
Welcome back to the Twilight Zone.
Robert Hoogland, a Canadian father of a 14-year-old biological female who identifies as transgender and prefers male pronouns, was found in contempt of court and jailed on Tuesday after repeatedly calling his child his “daughter,” despite the court forbidding it, according to a report by the Post Millennial.
As if the crime of calling his daughter his daughter were not heinous enough, Hoogland also brazenly referred to his daughter with the horrific pronouns, “she” and “her.” As a result, the Attorney General of British Columbia reportedly issued a warrant for Hoogland’s arrest for contempt. Rod Serling could not have written a better Twilight Zone episode.
A Canadian father has been arrested for “misgendering” his own 14-year-old child by calling her his “daughter,” and referring to her with the pronouns “she” and “her.” https://t.co/tuwIdPG6h8
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) March 20, 2021
As the Post Millennial reported, Hoogland is opposed to his teenage daughter undergoing transgender reassignment surgery in an attempt to save her from irreversible damage.
Unfortunately for Mr. Hogan, his daughter’s mother, the legal system, and the Canadian medical system all disagreed. As a result, his daughter has gone forward with the “social and medical transition,” according to the Post Millennial’s report.
Hoogland was mandated by British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Francesca Marzari in December to cooperate in the “transitioning” of his daughter’s gender — and was instructed not to refer to her as female again. Having been the father of a teenage girl, I got nothin’.
Rob Hoogland was just taken to jail.
His crime? Trying to protect his little girl from medical harm.
I stand with Robert Hoogland. pic.twitter.com/hC5nrvnUPn
— 🅑🅘🅛🅛🅑🅞🅐🅡🅓 🅒🅗🅡🅘🅢 ❤️🇨🇦 (@christophelston) March 16, 2021
“This could never happen, said those who called my stance against Bill C16 alarmist,” said University of Toronto Professor of Psychology, conservative author, and podcaster Dr. Jordan B. Peterson. “I read the law and saw that it was, to the contrary, inevitable.”
This could never happen, said those who called my stance against Bill C16 alarmist. I read the law and saw that it was, to the contrary, inevitable https://t.co/zi8vB5x4x0
— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) March 18, 2021
In summary, Canadian Bill C16, which was introduced by the liberal government of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — who knew? — added gender identity and gender orientation to the Canadian Human Rights Act, which meant it would become illegal under the Act to deny someone a job or discriminate against them in the workplace based on the gender by which they identify or outwardly express. And apparently 14-year-olds.
The case of Rob Hoogland and his daughter is not new; the liberal powers that be in Canada have been after this guy for at least six months. According to a September 2020 article titled Canada Bullies Dutiful Parent, Hoogland’s lawyer said in a statement that Mr. Hoogland was denied the right to protect his “trans-identified” daughter and others by warning parents of Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria in young girls.
Again, from a September statement released by Hoogland’s lawyer:
In the Supreme and Appeal courts of British Columbia he [Hoogland] challenged the guardian denying law. He confronted trans supportive health care professionals. They had denied him guardianship rights to stop an anti scientific experimental program of injecting puberty blockers and testosterone into his 14-year-old child.
The child claimed to be suffering from gender dysphoria and was convinced they were the wrong gender for their sex. The child believed what their school’s SOGI program preached: change of gender and sex is the best antidote to Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria.
The allegation is the father breached orders banning the publication of aspects of his case. He regards the orders as a breach of his Charter of Rights and Freedoms to free speech.
The father feels mainstream media has shown no serious interest in the issues involved.
In such circumstances, he regards himself uniquely a person to draw public attention to the spreading craze of Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria in girls.
The father is now facing criminal contempt of court and possibly prison brought by the application of the Attorney General of British Columbia, David Eby.
It’s believed this is the first-time criminal contempt, as opposed to the more common civil contempt, has been brought against a parent in any family court in Canada.
A background article from September: https://t.co/2R5Wa5Mcsb
— Keith Jordan 🛡🏁 (@DadRogd) March 16, 2021
Ah, but wait. What about Hoogland’s daughter’s school?
“Shocking,” as reported by the Millenial, it appears that Mr. Hoogland’s daughter was introduced to the “mental illness” at school. Background, via the Millennial:
Hoogland had previously discovered that his daughter’s school had been showing her sexual and gender identity education materials known as “SOGI 123,” which the report referred to as transgender “propaganda videos.”
By the 7th grade, the school had changed his daughter’s name in the yearbook without telling her parents, and “socially transitioned” her with the input of gender ideologue psychologist Wallace Wong, who advised the pubescent child to take testosterone.
The report adds that Wong referred Hoogland’s daughter to the endocrinology unit at the local hospital, and that a “treatment” plan was put into action on her first visit.
“Here I am, sitting there as a parent, watching a perfectly healthy child be destroyed, and there’s nothing I can do but sit on the sideline, and according to Justice Boden at the time, cheer it on,” Hoogland said in an interview last year. “I can only affirm, or get thrown in jail.”
“They’ve now created a delusion, and they’re forcing parents, like myself, to live in this delusion,” Hoogland said last year. “And then what happens when the bubble explodes, and the delusion ends?”
“She can never go back to being a girl. I mean, she’ll always be a girl, but she’ll never go back to being a girl in a healthy body that she should have had. She won’t be able to have children, she won’t have a family. These kids don’t understand what this stuff means.
An estimation of more than 80 percent of children with gender dysphoria will end up desisting from their belief that they are the opposite sex once puberty is over, according to the report. And Mr. Hoogland?
“What kid who’s 13 is thinking about a family and having children? Not many. What kind of father would I be if, let’s say in five, ten years, my daughter is de-transitioning, and she turns to me and says, ‘Why did none of you do anything to stop this? I was a child. None of you stuck your neck out for me back then.’”
“When my daughter asks me that question, I’ll say, ‘I did everything that I possibly could,” he added.