Transgenderism

Male and Female Athletic Performance: Worlds Apart

Male and Female Athletic Performance: Worlds Apart

In line with the biology of sexual reproduction and evolutionary pressure on reproductive fitness, males and females are physically different. Physical divergence begins with primary sex development at around seven weeks in utero when, triggered by genetic information inherited at fertilization, bipotential gonads differentiate as either testes in males or

Jon Pike, Emma Hilton, and Leslie A. Howe
Jon Pike, Emma Hilton, and Leslie A. Howe
8 min read
sports
Studying the True Face of Gender Ideology

Studying the True Face of Gender Ideology

This week, progressive British activist Jo Maugham warned his 300,000-plus Twitter followers of “yet another vast, and vastly expensive, piece of anti-trans infrastructure” that had been erected “virtually overnight, with zero transparency.” The tweet went viral, even though, as many commenters noted, it was unclear what supposed anti-trans leviathan

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
15 min read
Gender Critical Feminists
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
16 min read
Science / Tech
Are We in the Midst of a Transgender Murder Epidemic?

Are We in the Midst of a Transgender Murder Epidemic?

The claim that there’s an “epidemic” of fatal anti-transgender violence in the United States has been made widely in recent years. A Google search for the phrase “epidemic of anti-trans violence” turns up pieces from the New York Times, NBC National News, ABC National News, and the Human Rights

Wilfred Reilly
Wilfred Reilly
6 min read
Crime
YouTube Censored My Interview With Posie Parker

YouTube Censored My Interview With Posie Parker

One of the crucial debates in the modern online space in recent years has been about the limits of permitted speech. While the First Amendment protects the rights of Americans to speak their mind, those of us living in Europe and much of the rest of the world are increasingly

Konstantin Kisin
Konstantin Kisin
3 min read
Free Speech
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
9 min read
Autogynephilia
How Feminism Paved the Way for Transgenderism

How Feminism Paved the Way for Transgenderism

In the last decade, in many parts of the English-speaking world, transgender advocacy has made substantial, and at times, expansive gains, with trans rights becoming embedded in institutions and enforced by the state. Like any significant historical event, this gender revolution has multiple causes. One is digital technology, providing virtual

Michael Biggs
Michael Biggs
10 min read
Activism
A Canadian Human Rights Spectacle Exposes the Risks of Unfettered Gender Self-ID

A Canadian Human Rights Spectacle Exposes the Risks of Unfettered Gender Self-ID

There’s an important category in logic known as reductio ad absurdum, according to which you contradict an argument by showing that its general application will produce absurd results. It has been in my mind over the past fortnight or so, as I’ve followed a human-rights tribunal in British

Helen Joyce
Helen Joyce
10 min read
Activism