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.

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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The partisan double standard: Democrats are accused too — Republicans are just worse

by Penny Robo Through the rampant coverage over the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a particular talking point has risen to the surface, not necessarily from the people actually in charge (who may have to directly respond to … Continue reading

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