Category Archives: Transphobia and prejudice

The Matrix Resurrections analysis: More trans than ever, this bold and messy dysphoric nightmare will thrill and unnerve (part 1)

Spoilers/prerequisites: All of The Matrix Resurrections. Previously: The Matrix is about transgender depersonalization, a dissociative “feeling of unreality” that can be treated by transitioning (December 2021) Up front, I really liked The Matrix Resurrections and I think you should watch … Continue reading

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The fall, and fall, and fall of “rapid-onset gender dysphoria”: New study does not find evidence of a distinct “ROGD” population of gender-diverse youth

Previously: Trans youth study reveals fatal flaw at the heart of “rapid-onset gender dysphoria” pseudo-diagnosis (April 2021) Contra “ROGD”: A recent cohort of youth evaluated at Amsterdam’s gender clinic does not have less intense gender dysphoria or greater psychological issues … Continue reading

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Contrary to Abigail Shrier’s “Irreversible Damage”, testosterone use in trans men is not associated with increased reproductive cancers

Irreversible Damage by Abigail Shrier has become one of the most celebrated books among anti-trans advocates for its popular and accessible repackaging of their movement’s current master narrative: that trans youth and young adults who come out are largely confused … Continue reading

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Learning to love and accept your body: Testosterone helps adolescent trans boys do that

Discussions of transgender issues among the general public often take an unproductive turn when the distress of gender dysphoria is cast as something that can be remedied by simply “accepting your body as it is”. Most forgivably, this may be … Continue reading

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Christian Institute: Stop calling our trans depersonalization resources a “transgender craze” of “rapid-onset gender dysphoria”

The UK’s Christian Institute, in their September 2020 publication “The transgender craze” purporting to explain a “social contagion” of “rapid-onset gender dysphoria” in adolescents, takes a highly abbreviated excerpt from my own writing in 2013 on gender dysphoria and symptoms … Continue reading

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