Category Archives: Biology of transition

Chromosomes: cis expectations vs. trans reality (Gender Analysis 14)

(Support Gender Analysis on Patreon!) Previously: Bathroom bills: dehumanization and control, Stop calling trans women “male” There’s a popular belief that XX or XY chromosomes should serve as the sole determinant of whether someone is a woman or a man. This … Continue reading

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3 years of HRT, and 8 things I’ve learned (Gender Analysis 11)

(Support Gender Analysis on Patreon!) Hi, welcome to Gender Analysis. For the past three years, I’ve been on hormone replacement therapy as a part of transitioning. Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, is usually comprised of testosterone blockers and estrogen for … 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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Some Advice on “Passing” (Gender Analysis 04)

(Support Gender Analysis on Patreon!) Hi, welcome to Gender Analysis. The term “passing” is typically used to describe whether or not a trans person is perceived as noticeably trans. For a trans woman, to “pass” is to be seen as … Continue reading

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