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Y does not necessarily equal M: On what intersex people can tell us about gender identity

Y does not necessarily equal M: On what intersex people can tell us about gender identity

The current debate about intersex women in sports, is actually weakening the TERFs and the transphobic right’s attacks against transgender people. The very existence of XY intersex women, who have been raised as women and who identify as women, makes it very hard to reduce gender identity to chromosomes and genitals.

A few times I have ended up in discussions with “trans exclusionary radical feminists (TERFs) in social media. These women are neither “radical” nor real “feminist”, sharing – as they do – the common traditionalist prejudices against transgender women.

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Transgender

What Allies Need to Understand About Misgendering and Being Clocked – Transgender Universe

What Allies Need to Understand About Misgendering and Being Clocked – Transgender Universe:

Why I can never shrug off being clocked as harmless.

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Gender, Transgender

Trans terminology’s constant evolution is good for everyone.

Interesting.

 

Trans terminology’s constant evolution is good for everyone.:

While to some the word transgender feels brand new, the term didn’t spring up out of nowhere with, say, Laverne Cox or Transparent. When transgender entered the popular lexicon through the efforts of activists and aid organizations in the mid-1990s, it replaced transsexual, which had replaced transvestite, which was what they called cross-dressers and before that viragos. Transgender was and is regarded as an umbrella category, and in the mid-’90s the two primary terms under that umbrella were female to male (FtM) and male to female (MtF). These terms captured what were then the major constituencies of transgender identity: those who were born female and lived as men and those who were born male and lived as women. But even at the moment of their emergence into the vernacular, FtM and MtF weren’t sufficient to describe the whole community: They coexisted with terms like third gender, which captured those who didn’t experience gender as incorporating a sense of “to-ness” at all—it wasn’t a journey from one point to another.

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Medical News

Experts confirm gender identity is biological and say insurers should cover trans health needs – ThinkProgress

Experts confirm gender identity is biological and say insurers should cover trans health needs –ThinkProgress:

“The Endocrine Society, an international organization of medical experts and biological researchers, has released a new set of guidelines for caring for transgender patients. Along with the guidelines, the organization has issued a position statement calling on federal and private insurers to cover the costs of all medical interventions a physician might prescribe for a transgender patient, including hormone replacement therapies and surgeries.”

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Transgender

Of Politics, Science, and Gender Identity: A Review of Paul McHugh

This man is misleading and dangerous.

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Of Politics, Science, and Gender Identity: A Review of Paul McHugh:

“AT 86, PAUL R. MCHUGH could have opted for a quiet retirement. Instead, the Johns Hopkins psychiatrist has stepped further into the culture wars, arguing that common narratives about gender and sexual orientation may be wrong, that people aren’t ‘born this way,’ and that medical interventions for transgender people are experimental, misleading, and even dangerous.”

(Via. UnDark)

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