The Constitutional Conflationists: On Abigail Shrier’s “Irreversible Damage” and the Dangerous Absurdity of Anti-Trans Trolls – Los Angeles Review of Books

The Constitutional Conflationists: On Abigail Shrier’s “Irreversible Damage” and the Dangerous Absurdity of Anti-Trans Trolls – Los Angeles Review of Books:

IN THE INTRODUCTION to Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters, Abigail Shrier’s performatively alarmed polemic about the purported increase in transmasculine-identifying teens and young adults, the author explains that her affinity for stripping trans people of agency is informed, perplexingly, by her unwavering reverence for the First Amendment.

We Need to Change the Terms of the Debate on Trans Kids | The New Yorker

We Need to Change the Terms of the Debate on Trans Kids | The New Yorker:

To be able to talk about a range of transition options, at different times in life, we would need to change the terms of the debate. We would need to view both age and gender on a continuum, not as binary states. None of us has ever been as innocent and ignorant as the children of our imagination, and none of us will ever be as wise and competent as the adults we make ourselves out to be. What if we saw ourselves as always changing, always uncertain, but always capable of making choices? What if we accepted that some losses are desirable and some are regrettable, and that we can’t always know the difference? What if we knew that we are always changing not only as individuals but as societies, and the categories we use to sort ourselves mutate faster than we realize? Then maybe we could have a real conversation about trans care for young people.

Donald Trump impeached a second time over mob attack on US Capitol | US news | The Guardian

Donald Trump impeached a second time over mob attack on US Capitol | US news | The Guardian:

The House of Representatives on Wednesday impeached Donald Trump for inciting a violent insurrection against the government of the United States a week after he encouraged a mob of his supporters to storm the US Capitol, a historic condemnation that makes him the only American president to be charged twice with committing high crimes and misdemeanors.

Between the (Gender) Lines: the Science of Transgender Identity – Science in the News

Between the (Gender) Lines: the Science of Transgender Identity – Science in the News:

Gender identity haunts every aspect of our lives, dictating the outcomes of our conversations, our workplaces, our relationships – even our bath products. Before most infants are named, they are assigned a sex based on the appearance of their external genitalia by a third party. These decisions are dolled out in a typically binary fashion, with no expectations for ambiguity. This is the norm – but has this simplicity led us astray?