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)

4 Ways That Call-Out Culture Fails Trans Women (And Therefore, All of Us) – Everyday Feminism

4 Ways That Call-Out Culture Fails Trans Women (And Therefore, All of Us) – Everyday Feminism:

“‘Punishment is not something that happens to bad people. It happens to those who cannot stop it from happening. It is laundered pain, not a balancing of scales.’ —Porpentine Charity Heartscape, ‘Hot Allostatic Load’”

What Transgender Women Need to Know About Their Prostate Cancer Risk | SELF

What Transgender Women Need to Know About Their Prostate Cancer Risk | SELF:

“It’s pretty well known that prostate cancer is a disease that should be on every man’s radar. After all, it’s the most common cancer among American men, and an estimated 161,360 new cases of the disease are expected to be diagnosed this year, according to the American Cancer Society. But things are a little more muddled for transgender women—and experts say that trans women need to be aware of their prostate cancer risk.”

Government Survey Change May Affect Transgender Seniors | Money

Government Survey Change May Affect Transgender Seniors | Money:

“Today David Satin goes by the name of Barbara Satin. And at 83, she’s making the most of her final years. She works as a transgender activist, helping other people like her come out and find support.

That’s why she is up in arms over a recent change that she says will silence the older transgender community. The Trump administration has eliminated a question on gender identity from the federal government’s annual National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants — which is used to measure the needs of seniors and establish the appropriate services for them.”

Transgender bathroom rule won’t be on fall ballot; group seeking rollback fails to get enough signatures | The Seattle Times

Transgender bathroom rule won’t be on fall ballot; group seeking rollback fails to get enough signatures | The Seattle Times:

” Voters this November won’t be seeing a ballot measure seeking to roll back Washington’s transgender bathroom and locker room rule.

The group supporting the initiative canceled its appointment to submit petitions Friday afternoon, and said it did not have enough signatures to make the ballot.

Friday was the deadline to turn in signatures to qualify initiatives for the November election.

The group, Just Want Privacy, had been gathering petitions for proposed Initiative 1552.”

Where to from here?

I’m feeling lost. I’ve reached the point where not living as myself is becoming dangerously stressful yet looking at living full time poises some serious road blocks. The biggest being my legal documents are in my dead name and the wrong gender which makes getting work difficult at best. Also, it is looking as though medical transition isn’t an option due to cost which leaves me in limbo both physically and mentally.

I just don’t know if this is worth it anymore.