Category Archives: Media

Machine Bodies, Human Hearts

By Penny Robo I noticed early on in my life that when I consumed narrative media, the easiest way to tug at my heartstrings was to introduce a machine character and then prove that their synthetic nature made them no … Continue reading

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Helen Houghton is a Shitty Person(TM)

By Penny Robo In New Zealand, a petition aimed at removing “learning intentions for teaching gender diversity in the sexuality education guide” in schools has managed to gather more than 35,000 signatures to date. Introduced on January 29th by one … Continue reading

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James Caspian and “fifty trans people” who regret transitioning

James Caspian: who is this character? A couple weeks ago, an article came across my feed from the UK’s Sunday Times, headlined: “Fifty trans people tell therapist of regrets”. Caspian is that therapist, a British hypno-psychotherapist with a Hotmail address … Continue reading

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Gender Analysis in Slate: An interview on trans depersonalization and “rapid onset gender dysphoria”

Previously: “Rapid onset gender dysphoria” study misunderstands trans depersonalization, ends up blaming Zinnia Jones My letter to the Brown Daily Herald on “rapid onset gender dysphoria”, and Lisa Littman’s response I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Evan … Continue reading

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How the WSJ handles the inconvenient facts of “rapid onset gender dysphoria”

Previously: Rapid onset gender dysphoria study misunderstands trans depersonalization My letter to the Brown Daily Herald, and Lisa Littman’s response I was recently consulted on an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal about the dispute over Lisa Littman’s study of … Continue reading

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