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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
PODCAST 107: Trans Pioneer Buck Angel on the Afterlife of a Porn Actor, his Campaign for LGBT Rights, and the Reality of Biological Sex

PODCAST 107: Trans Pioneer Buck Angel on the Afterlife of a Porn Actor, his Campaign for LGBT Rights, and the Reality of Biological Sex

Trans porn star Buck Angel talks to Jonathan Kay about transitioning at age 28, his life in in adult film, and the infighting within the trans community.

Quillette
Quillette
LGBT Rights
The Uncharted Territories of Medically Transitioning Children

The Uncharted Territories of Medically Transitioning Children

In medieval times, maps warned adventurers away from unexplored territories with drawings of mythological beasts and a warning that read, “Here be dragons.” Are we venturing into dragon territory with the transitional therapies increasingly made available to transgender youth? 12-16-18 Twelve-sixteen-eighteen isn’t a date, it’s a program developed

Donna Reynolds
Donna Reynolds
gender
Quillette Podcast 8 - Trans software developer Corinna Cohn explains why she disagrees with many trans orthodoxies

Quillette Podcast 8 - Trans software developer Corinna Cohn explains why she disagrees with many trans orthodoxies

Canadian editor Jonathan Kay talks to Corinna Cohn, a trans woman and Indianapolis-based software developer who disagrees with Twitter’s policy of banning users who “deadname” trans people and, more generally, doesn’t believe she is obliged to support the causes associated with the Social Justice

Quillette
Quillette
Corinna Cohn
Twitter's Trans-Activist Decree

Twitter's Trans-Activist Decree

On November 15, I woke up to find my Twitter account locked, on account of what the company described as “hateful conduct.” In order to regain access, I was made to delete two tweets from October. Fair enough, you might think. Concern about the tone of discourse on social media

Meghan Murphy
Meghan Murphy
feminism
Writing for Quillette Ended My Theater Project

Writing for Quillette Ended My Theater Project

It was suggested that I apologize, and that an apology might help. This wasn’t an assurance, but an idea—if I walked back what I had written, there might be a way forward. I looked around the table at these four women who knew me too well to

Libby Emmons
Libby Emmons
Art
Silencing Women in the Name of Trans Activism

Silencing Women in the Name of Trans Activism

It all began with a warm and friendly email from an arts producer who runs a regular London-based project called the Truth to Power Café (TTP). Founder Jeremy Goldstein had seen my writing, and figured I might be a worthy performer. “[The show] includes live and spontaneous testimony from

Julie Bindel
Julie Bindel
Activism
The Unspoken Homophobia Propelling the Transgender Movement in Children

The Unspoken Homophobia Propelling the Transgender Movement in Children

When I was a Ph.D. student in sexology, I had a conversation with a colleague that forever cemented, in my mind, why I needed to speak out against the transitioning of children with gender dysphoria. Nowadays, every left-leaning parent and educator seems content to take a child’s word

Debra Soh
Debra Soh
Art and Culture