Author Archives: Zinnia Jones

About Zinnia Jones

My work focuses on insights to be found across transgender sociology, public health, psychiatry, history of medicine, cognitive science, the social processes of science, transgender feminism, and human rights, taking an analytic approach that intersects these many perspectives and is guided by the lived experiences of transgender people. I live in Orlando with my family, and work mainly in technical writing.

Republicans Aren’t Counterculture; You’re Just Dicks

by Penny Robo Young Republicans: You’re not counterculture, you’re just dicks. When I saw the headline I was shocked. Being republican is counterculture? As I tried to wrap my head around this, I suddenly recalled another article from last year’s … Continue reading

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The Trans Agenda

by Penny Robo With worrisome regularity, certain people seem to be under the impression that there’s a nefarious cadre working to further trans interests, a powerful and shadowy organization seeking to shut down radfems, traditionalists, and other “gender critical” fuckhats … Continue reading

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It’s Going To Be Okay

by Penny Robo It has been utterly exhausting existing in this constant state of low level panic, a state often interrupted only by moments of shock/disgust/terror/disbelief. Some have been in this state since Trump’s nomination, others since his win, yet … Continue reading

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Queer Wars: Episode VIII (Special Pride Edition)

by Heather McNamara Scroll against a black background glittering with space stars.   THE LAST JEDI It is outer space pride month and preparations for the rebel alliance pride parade are well underway. General Leia has gathered the rebel alliance … Continue reading

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Revisiting “being trans is a mental disorder”: Map and territory in ICD-11

The last time I addressed the faulty argument of “being trans is a mental disorder – it’s in the DSM” – a belief still held by more than 20% of Americans – I noted that such a labeling does not actually … Continue reading

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