Tag Archives: philosophy

“Transtrenders” aren’t a thing, but transphobia-trenders are

I’ve never considered nonbinary people to be any sort of threat to me as a trans woman. Nonbinary and genderqueer identities have been and continue to be deeply important in my life. Continue reading

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Symbol, substance, and tabooing your words, part 2: answers (More Trans, module 1-2)

Previously: Gender reasoning exercises: Symbol, substance, and tabooing your words (module 1-1) In the previous episode, we reviewed some simple Less Wrong techniques for forcing yourself to look beyond an individual term for a concept, and consciously think about the actual … Continue reading

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Gender reasoning exercises: Symbol, substance, and tabooing your words (More Trans, module 1-1)

In most episodes of Gender Analysis, I try to present useful insights into the various concepts behind contemporary transgender issues. By examining questions about transness on multiple levels and from many different perspectives, I aim to help viewers develop a … Continue reading

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How Do You Know What it’s Like to Be…? (Gender Analysis 08)

(Support Gender Analysis on Patreon!) Hi, welcome to Gender Analysis. As trans people, we’re often asked how we would know what it’s like to be our gender. Trans women are expected to explain how we know what it’s like to … Continue reading

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Stop Calling Trans Women “Male” (Gender Analysis 07)

(Support Gender Analysis on Patreon!) Hi, welcome to Gender Analysis. Calling trans women “male” is like the background noise of transphobia. It comes from many directions, and it’s pretty much constant. On one level, it’s a lazy invalidation of who … Continue reading

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