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August 2017 State of the Gender Address: A politics post

By Heather McNamara Since life in the United States under this new reality show star regime has transformed our already pitifully short 48-hour news cycle into more of a 48-minute news cycle, I thought I would start a monthly roundup … Continue reading

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Truth trumps treachery: What Jamie Kirchick gets wrong about Chelsea Manning

Disclosure: I testified for the defense at Chelsea Manning’s court-martial and served as her representative at SF Pride 2014. In an August 29 New York Times op-ed on Wikileaks source Chelsea Manning, Jamie Kirchick writes: Celebrating Chelsea Manning just a … Continue reading

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“Degrading military readiness”: Trans servicemembers speak out on Trump’s ban

President Trump’s July 26 tweets stating his intention to exclude all transgender people from the U.S. armed forces, citing “tremendous medical costs and disruption”, were met with surprise and alarm from many quarters. Most immediately, in the nine minutes between … Continue reading

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The simple truth: A message of support for trans youth

The Trump administration’s withdrawal of transgender bathroom guidance is an abandonment of a vulnerable population in need of protection. Continue reading

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Symbol, substance, and tabooing your words, part 2: answers (More Trans, module 1-2)

Previously: Gender reasoning exercises: Symbol, substance, and tabooing your words (module 1-1) In the previous episode, we reviewed some simple Less Wrong techniques for forcing yourself to look beyond an individual term for a concept, and consciously think about the actual … Continue reading

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