Category Archives: Philosophy and language

Medical professionals increasingly agree: Trans women are female, trans men are male

Previously: Trans women aren’t “male” Sex chromosomes: Cis expectations, trans reality “Trans women are male” is one of the most well-worn attacks leveled against trans women – a straightforward assertion that gender-variant identity itself is not possible, and by extension … Continue reading

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Fractals, not pyramids: Why “8th grade biology” isn’t enough

Previously: Chromosomes: Cis expectations vs. trans reality, How sex hormones work, and their use by trans people In the years I’ve spent covering gender topics on YouTube, I’ve occasionally encountered one particularly strange objection to the core principle of transness, … Continue reading

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Bigot bus on tour: When “biological reality” is neither real nor biological

On March 1, a bus in Madrid bearing an anti-transgender message from a conservative Catholic group was impounded: The slogan on the bus read: “Boys have penises, girls have vulvas. Do not be fooled.” A Catholic group, Hazte Oir, had … Continue reading

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No More Rachel Dolezals

Her noxious presence isn’t just offensive – it’s become dangerous to trans people. Continue reading

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Paul McHugh and the Johns Hopkins gender clinic: The perils of cherry-picking (More Trans, module 2-1)

A decades-old transphobic myth about Johns Hopkins, perpetrated by an unscientific fraud. Continue reading

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