Transgender

Trans women are victims of misogyny, too – and all feminists must recognize this

Trans women are victims of misogyny, too – and all feminists must recognize this

Some feminists claim misogyny targets only those who have female sex features (ovaries, vaginas and uteruses). We should be alarmed by this view

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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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LGBT

Thinking an ethics of gender exploration: Against delaying transition for transgender and gender creative youth

Thinking an ethics of gender exploration: Against delaying transition for transgender and gender creative youth

Abstract

Youth explore their genders – both theirs and those of others. Exploration is not only a vessel of discovery and understanding but also of creation. Centering the notion of gender exploration, this article inquires into the ethical issues surrounding care for transgender youth. Arguing that exploration is best seen not as a precondition to transition-related care but as a process that can operate through transitioning, the article concludes that the gender-affirmative approach to trans youth care best fosters youth’s capacity for healthy exploration. Unbounded social transition and ready access to puberty blockers ought to be treated as the default option, and support should be offered to parents who may have difficulty accepting their youth.

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