Category Archives: Transphobia and prejudice

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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When it’s not “just autism”: ASD does not rule out gender dysphoria

As both transgender identities and autism have received increasing attention in recent years, a growing number of misconceptions have proliferated about the relation between these phenomena. News outlets run stories with questionably phrased headlines such as “Are autistic children more … Continue reading

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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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The “Lesbophobia” Scam

By Heather McNamara Those of us who have been in the trans activism game for a while are familiar with the mental and linguistic gymnastics that TERFs (Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists) perform in order to justify transphobia while simultaneously pretending … Continue reading

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Do all trans youth on puberty blockers go on to transition?

Puberty blockers are used in the treatment of appropriately diagnosed transgender youth, who wish to avoid developing undesired secondary sex characteristics of their assigned sex but are not yet old enough to commit to the permanent changes of hormone therapy. … Continue reading

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