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Sh*t Just Got Real: The Logic of Gender Reassignment Surgery

Sh*t Just Got Real: The Logic of Gender Reassignment Surgery Grace de Oliveira Dec 16, 2019 Photo by JC Gellidon on Unsplash I recently met with the surgeon who will be performing my gender reassignment surgery (GRS) to go over procedures and recovery matters among other concerns. We set a date and the matter was suddenly done. Just like that. I don’t know what I expected at the end of the long debate I’ve had with myself, a blaring of trumpets, the clouds parting to reveal a brilliant light, but it was very similar to my experience of starting...

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I Also Used to Believe Trans Women Weren’t “Real Women”

I was wrong. Radical feminists are misguided in their exclusionary beliefs. Photo by Dean Shim from Pexels When J.K. Rowling tweeted in favour of Maya Forstater, a tax expert who lost her job for criticizing the British government’s plans to let people self-identify their gender, the famous author angered many LGBT supporters. Forstater, a radical feminist, believes that permitting people to self-identify their gender puts the rights of women in jeopardy. The main problem seems to lie with whether transgender women deserve to be legally recognized as females. When they are, they can gain access to women-only spaces like...

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‘No evidence’ that men are using trans identity for sexual violence’

The Scottish government has drafted legislation to streamline the process for obtaining a Gender Recognition Certificate GETTY IMAGES     There is no evidence men identify as transgender to access female-only spaces to commit sexual violence, the Scottish government has said. Draft legislation to reform and streamline the process for obtaining a Gender Recognition Certificate was published yesterday. It would remove the requirement for applicants to provide medical evidence of their diagnosis of gender dysphoria, while retaining a condition that applicants must make a solemn statutory declaration that they have been living in their acquired gender and intend to...

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Judge rules against researcher who lost job over transgender tweets

Maya Forstater’s view of sex ‘not worthy of respect in democratic society’, employment judge finds Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent Wed 18 Dec 2019 Maya Forstater attends the employment tribunal in November Photograph: Paul Davey/SWNS A researcher who lost her job at a thinktank after tweeting that transgender women cannot change their biological sex has lost a test case because her opinions were deemed to be “absolutist”. In a keenly anticipated judgment that will stir up fresh debate over transgender issues, Judge James Tayler, an employment judge, ruled that Maya Forstater’s views did “not have the protected characteristic of...

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Famous Transphobe Asks Followers What Price They’ve Paid For Being Transphobic

Famous Transphobe Asks Followers What Price They’ve Paid For Being Transphobic and the Results are Shocking Phaylen Fairchild Graham Linehan, a once beloved writer and now one of the UK’s most aggressively transphobic citizens who uses twitter to perpetuate myths and propagate fear regarding transgender women has a congregation of over 600,000 followers that he thought-leads daily. Linehan, who has developed a disturbing years long obsession with transgender identities– so much so that his entire twitter is devoted to opposing them- has aggregated a battalion of outraged men and women by posturing himself as a feminist superhero to women...

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