No menses, no mustache: Gender doctor touts nonbinary hormones & surgery for self-sacrificing youth

Via 4thWaveNow: This is another in a series of posts examining statements made by top gender specialists at the inaugural USPATH conference in Los Angeles in February 2017. (See here and here for more.) _________________________________________________________ Not so long ago, unremitting distress about one’s gender was the one and only reason for medical transition. Those days are… Continue reading No menses, no mustache: Gender doctor touts nonbinary hormones & surgery for self-sacrificing youth

Living in Tranztopia

Today I went to the drugstore to pick up supplies to deal with a birthing-related condition that still plagues me 40 years later. Ah, the joys of owning a female body. I came to the counter with my inflatable donut, stool softener, benzocaine and cortisone cream and noticed the cashier behind the counter. This was… Continue reading Living in Tranztopia

Beware hoax story “Indians pay surgeons to turn girls into boys”

Admin comment: Transgenderism is increasingly present around the world. And make no mistake; only in cases of autogynephilia is it free of coercion. However, this story appears to be a hoax, despite still circulating. Most dangerously, this hoax encourages us to focus on transgenderism as having complicity in India's low female population, and to downplay the… Continue reading Beware hoax story “Indians pay surgeons to turn girls into boys”

You Can’t Feel Like a Girl: An Essay by Jamie Shupe

Jaime Shupe made history when they become the first legally non-binary person in the United States. In this post, Jamie shares their story of creating an extensive web-based archive of media stories on trans issues. The research Jamie conducted for this archive contributed to them desisting from identifying as a transwoman and coming to feel… Continue reading You Can’t Feel Like a Girl: An Essay by Jamie Shupe

Example 1 gazillion of why rightwingers are not gender abolitionists’ friends

There's a nasty rightwing site - donotlinked here - that opposes 'Safe Schools', an Australian school program aimed at stamping out bullying in schools. [Edit because of people who apparently stopped reading there: we are not saying we endorse all aspects of the program. Keep reading.] This site, UnSafeSchools.org, appears to be operating out of… Continue reading Example 1 gazillion of why rightwingers are not gender abolitionists’ friends

Miranda Yardley: Common Threads And Narratives of Transgender Children And What This Means For Our Lesbian And Gay Populations

Miranda Yardley writes: This is some original research I did for a larger project which for reasons of space I shall be referring to from that project. It’s good I think to have this out here in full as it would have been quite a long section that makes some points I believe are important.… Continue reading Miranda Yardley: Common Threads And Narratives of Transgender Children And What This Means For Our Lesbian And Gay Populations