Category Archives: Transphobia and prejudice

“Everyone feels that way”: Are gender dysphoric symptoms a near-universal experience in cisgender adolescents?

Previously: “Rapid onset gender dysphoria” study: An impossibly wide net of alternative etiologies “Everyone wonders about being the other gender.” “How many hours a day?” —brainsaysgirl Lisa Littman’s study on a proposed new condition called “rapid onset gender dysphoria” occurring … Continue reading

Posted in Gender dysphoria, Hoaxes, Sociological research, Statistics and demographics, Trans youth, Transphobia and prejudice | Tagged , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Ethics, Hoaxes, Media, Personal, Replies, Rhetoric, Transphobia and prejudice | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

A Lesser Worn Path

By Penny Robo Realizing that you’re trans comes with the additional realization that the path your life is to take is not as well-worn as what most find themselves on. Fewer feet have tamped down the earth and tamed the … Continue reading

Posted in Personal, Transphobia and prejudice | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Misgendering behaviors are associated with anti-trans attitudes, even in children

Attitudes toward transgender people, whether accepting or intolerant, are learned – and they may be acquired at a surprisingly young age. A study published this month on cisgender children’s perception of their transgender peers provides a closer look at how … Continue reading

Posted in Sociological research, Trans youth, Transphobia and prejudice | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

“Rapid onset gender dysphoria” study omits historical context of transgender narratives and medical gatekeeping

Previously: “Rapid onset gender dysphoria” study misunderstands trans depersonalization, ends up blaming Zinnia Jones Meet the unbiased, reliable, not-at-all-transphobic parents from the “rapid onset gender dysphoria” study The full “rapid onset gender dysphoria” study, published this month, goes into further … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Gender dysphoria, History, Sexuality, Sociological research, Transgender medicine, Transphobia and prejudice | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment