Category Archives: Transphobia and prejudice

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

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“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

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Meet the unbiased, reliable, not-at-all-transphobic parents from the “rapid onset gender dysphoria” study

Previously: “Rapid onset gender dysphoria” study misunderstands trans depersonalization, ends up blaming Zinnia Jones The full “rapid onset gender dysphoria” study was published this month, with an evidence base consisting solely of anonymous responses to an online survey from parents … Continue reading

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“Rapid onset gender dysphoria” is not one thing: Mapping the claims of ROGD proponents

“Rapid onset gender dysphoria” (ROGD) is a pseudoscientific hoax diagnosis developed and promoted since mid-2016 by a constellation of transphobic advocacy groups and affiliated individuals, primarily serving as a deliberately constructed excuse to invalidate the genders of trans adolescents, and … Continue reading

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Revisiting “being trans is a mental disorder”: Map and territory in ICD-11

The last time I addressed the faulty argument of “being trans is a mental disorder – it’s in the DSM” – a belief still held by more than 20% of Americans – I noted that such a labeling does not actually … Continue reading

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