Category Archives: Philosophy and language

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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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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Why do you call yourself a lesbian if your girlfriend has a dick? (Gender Analysis 12)

(Support Gender Analysis on Patreon!) Zinnia: Hi, welcome to Gender Analysis. The sexuality of trans people and our partners is something that many cis people struggle to understand. Misconceptions about who we are lead to oversimplified folk theories of what … 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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