Gender Dysphoria

The Progressive Case for Renouncing Gender Extremism: Last of a Three-Part Series

The Progressive Case for Renouncing Gender Extremism: Last of a Three-Part Series

In the first two parts of this essay series, I argued that “gender supremacists” (my preferred term) have created an artificial reality in which words such as “man” and “woman” are defined in a way that ordinary people neither recognize nor agree with. In Canada, the UK, the United States,

Allan Stratton
Allan Stratton
Gender Critical Feminists
Quillette's Best on Gender Identity

Quillette's Best on Gender Identity

When Sons Become Daughters | Angus Fox Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6“Parents have been complaining about their kids’ lifestyle choices and political convictions since the dawn of time, of course. But rarely have such choices involved committing oneself to the possibility of sterility and a lifetime of medical

Quillette
Quillette
Gender Dysphoria
The Truth about Autogynephilia

The Truth about Autogynephilia

It was an “aha” moment, says Ray Blanchard. In the mid-1980s, the clinical psychologist was working at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in Toronto, trying to work out what motivated gender-dysphoric men who wanted cross-sex hormones and surgery. And now he had met “Philip,” a patient whose case history made

Helen Joyce
Helen Joyce
Science / Tech
PODCAST 112: Sex Neuroscientist Debra Soh on Her New Book, The End of Gender

PODCAST 112: Sex Neuroscientist Debra Soh on Her New Book, The End of Gender

Quillette Editor Jonathan Kay talks to scientist and author Dr Debra Soh about the misinformation being peddled to young people about biological sex and transition—and the most humane ways to help people who experience gender dysphoria. Debra has just published The End of Gender.

Quillette
Quillette
gender
Reflections on My Decision to Change Gender

Reflections on My Decision to Change Gender

It’s been a long time now since, at age 53, I became a woman. Actually, I’m an old woman more than twenty years on, who walks sometimes with a nice fold-up cane, and has had two hip-joint replacements, and lives in a loft in downtown Chicago with 8,

Deirdre McCloskey
Deirdre McCloskey
Gender Dysphoria
What Is Autogynephilia? An Interview with Dr Ray Blanchard

What Is Autogynephilia? An Interview with Dr Ray Blanchard

Ray Blanchard is an adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto who specialises in the study of human sexuality, with a particular focus on sexual orientation, paraphilias, and gender identity disorders. In the 1980s and 1990s he developed a theory around the causes of gender dysphoria in natal

Louise Perry
Louise Perry
Autogynephilia