Category Archives: Media

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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The social paradox of passing (Gender Analysis 23)

Previously: Trans passing tips for cis people, Bathrooms and locker rooms: the transgender witch hunt, Debunking JoeySalads’ transgender bathroom hoax We’re halfway through 2016, and the completely unnecessary controversy over trans people in public restrooms has not gone away. North … Continue reading

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0.3% is not 0.03%: representations of transgender frequencies in online publications (Gender Analysis 21)

In 2011, the Williams Institute at UCLA published an estimate of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender population of the United States. Reviewing various surveys and studies, the report estimated that about 0.3% of adults in the U.S. are trans. Since … Continue reading

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Cis world, trans world: interactional gaps (Gender Analysis 13)

(Support Gender Analysis on Patreon!) Hi, welcome to Gender Analysis. Social interactions between trans people and cis people are often fraught with misunderstandings, miscommunications, and confusion on both sides. Even assuming good intentions all around, it’s so easy for us … 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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