Category Archives: History

“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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Paul McHugh and the Johns Hopkins gender clinic: The perils of cherry-picking (More Trans, module 2-1)

A decades-old transphobic myth about Johns Hopkins, perpetrated by an unscientific fraud. Continue reading

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Book review: “Becoming Nicole” by Amy Ellis Nutt (Gender Analysis)

I’ve often been asked which books I would recommend for those who are interested in learning more about transgender topics. Usually, there aren’t many I can suggest – popular coverage of these issues often contains deficiencies that misinform readers about … Continue reading

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Alice Dreger, autogynephilia, and the misrepresentation of trans sexualities (Book review: Galileo’s Middle Finger)

Book review: Galileo’s Middle Finger, by Alice Dreger Table of contents Introduction 1. Background: Blanchard’s sexual typology of trans women 2. Dreger neglects relevant issues faced by trans women 3. Social and cultural factors do not account for the clinical … Continue reading

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Paul McHugh is wrong: transitioning is effective (Gender Analysis 10)

(Support Gender Analysis on Patreon!) Hi, welcome to Gender Analysis. Every so often, a particular bit of folklore pops up in the media: the claim that transitioning doesn’t actually help to improve transgender people’s health and well-being. News outlets like … Continue reading

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