Category Archives: Replies

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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My letter to the Brown Daily Herald on “rapid onset gender dysphoria”, and Lisa Littman’s response

Previously: “Rapid onset gender dysphoria” study misunderstands trans depersonalization This weekend, I wrote in to the Brown Daily Herald on the controversy over a recent study on “rapid onset gender dysphoria” by Brown assistant professor Lisa Littman:

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Byng et al. (2018) present a distorted picture of transgender identity and affirming care

This month, Richard Byng, Susan Bewley, Damian Clifford, and Margaret McCartney published a response letter to the article “Trans health needs more and better services: increasing capacity, expertise, and integration” in BMJ (Byng et al., 2018). Their response offers a … Continue reading

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“Rapid onset gender dysphoria” study misunderstands trans depersonalization, ends up blaming Zinnia Jones

Previously: Fresh trans myths of 2017: “rapid onset gender dysphoria” “Rapid onset gender dysphoria”: What a hoax diagnosis looks like Depersonalization in gender dysphoria: widespread and widely unrecognized Lisa Littman’s long-awaited “rapid onset gender dysphoria” (ROGD) study was finally published … 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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