Category Archives: Psychology and psychiatry

Depersonalization in gender dysphoria: widespread and widely unrecognized

I’m going to list some descriptions of certain feelings, and I’d like for any trans or gender-questioning readers to think about whether they’ve felt anything similar to this over the course of their lives. A sense of detachment or estrangement … Continue reading

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Myth: Pimozide and gender dysphoria (Gender Analysis)

Transphobes are irresponsibly promoting the idea that trans people should be treated with ineffective antipsychotic drugs. The “evidence” they present is so weak as to be practically nonexistent. Continue reading

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What are the odds you’ll stop harassing trans kids? (Gender Analysis)

If you’ll attack a trans kid and her family solely on the basis of your own ignorance, you’re a scumbag. Continue reading

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Debunking hypothetical arguments about youth transition (Gender Analysis)

These commentators must invent hypothetical cases of regret because of the lack of any actual cases of regret that would support their argument. Continue reading

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Alice Dreger, autogynephilia, and the misrepresentation of trans sexualities (Book review: Galileo’s Middle Finger)

Book review: Galileo’s Middle Finger, by Alice Dreger Table of contents Introduction 1. Background: Blanchard’s sexual typology of trans women 2. Dreger neglects relevant issues faced by trans women 3. Social and cultural factors do not account for the clinical … Continue reading

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