Society’s rush to embrace transsexualism is a result of our self-absorbed culture, a sociologist has warned. Dr Stuart Waiton also criticised transgender activists who simply pursue male and female stereotypes by pushing children to ‘change sex’.He was responding to the launch of the Scottish Government’s transsexualism consultation. Writing in The Times, Dr Waiton stated that political and cultural leaders “think that they are being radical and enlightened” by backing transsexual rights.

“‘Don’t like all things pink and frilly? That must mean you’re a boy. Don’t like football and fighting? You must be a girl.’”

Dr Stuart Waiton


But he warned that this is the result of society facing an “ever-fragmenting world of identities”.