Author Archives: Zinnia Jones

About Zinnia Jones

My work focuses on insights to be found across transgender healthcare, public health, psychiatry, and history of medicine, integrating these many perspectives and guided by the lived experiences of trans people. I live in Orlando with my family, and work mainly in technical writing.

4thWaveNow “ROGD parent” Brie Jontry doesn’t know what histrelin is

4thWaveNow, one of the three survey respondent recruitment sites for the badly flawed study of an alleged new “rapid onset gender dysphoria” condition, has long served as a clearinghouse for questionable notions about puberty-blocking medications used for transgender youth. These … Continue reading

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Debra Soh is really bad at trans science (part 3)

Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 Soh continues: Why would this be the case? Along with the physical and emotional discomfort that is typical of undergoing puberty, it has become more socially acceptable to be a transgender man … Continue reading

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Debra Soh is really bad at trans science (part 2)

Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 Soh continues: Another phenomenon that points to homophobia as a possible motivation for transitioning is that of rapid-onset gender dysphoria (ROGD), wherein adolescent and college-aged girls suddenly declare to their parents that … Continue reading

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Debra Soh is really bad at trans science (part 1)

Her alarmist claims of transition as anti-gay “conversion therapy” are wildly at odds with current evidence. Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 Debra Soh, a science writer for Playboy who’s offered uncritical coverage of the “rapid onset gender … Continue reading

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Economies of scale: How one person starts an avalanche

by Penny Robo “Why are all these people coming forward now?” “Where were they before?” “How come nobody said a thing till someone else did first?” The idea is this: a famous person has an accusation of misconduct thrown their … Continue reading

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