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.

One Month Left

As we approach the end of 2019, a meme has been circulating around Twitter: “there’s only ONE MONTH left in the decade. what have you accomplished?” Some have responded with a laundry list of accomplishments and ways that their lives … Continue reading

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“Rapid onset gender dysphoria” and unfulfilled predictions of transition regret

A frequent feature of “rapid onset gender dysphoria” (ROGD) advocacy is the claim that increasing numbers of trans youth receiving gender-affirming care such as puberty blockers will surely lead to a massive wave of regret among these youth in the … Continue reading

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“Rapid onset gender dysphoria” proponents tip their hand with transphobic “mutilation” rhetoric

Proponents of the “rapid onset gender dysphoria” (ROGD) hoax diagnosis often walk a fine line when it comes to distinguishing this “new” condition from “classical” gender dysphoria. Many make a perfunctory gesture toward supporting gender-affirmative care and transition treatment for … Continue reading

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“Rapid onset gender dysphoria” and the demand for transgender isolation

An especially disturbing aspect of the “rapid onset gender dysphoria” (ROGD) hoax diagnosis is what the proposed “social contagion” hypothesis implies for the wider transgender community. ROGD proponents frequently attribute this condition to adolescents spending time online seeking out resources … Continue reading

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“Rapid onset gender dysphoria” and the preference for psychoanalytic explanations

One feature you really can’t help but notice after extensively reading “rapid onset gender dysphoria” (ROGD) literature is the prolific endorsement of psychoanalytic explanations for this “new” form of gender dysphoria. “Parents of ROGD Kids” claims: Typically, the individual is … Continue reading

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