NEW Sheila Jeffreys: “Orchids sheds light on the secrecy surrounding intersex”

27 Jan

Excellent article on some of the conflicts between intersex activists and the transgender lobby, particularly regarding the medicalization of “gender” in children. A must read.

From the article:

“The demands by intersex activists that children should not be forced by the administration of surgery or hormones to fit into a sex category, is¬†diametrically at odds with the developing practice in western medicine¬†of transgendering children diagnosed with gender dysphoria through the administration of puberty blockers as early as 10 years old.

The concept and practice of transgenderism is founded in a profound belief in innate gender difference, a belief that the experience of intersex persons often contradicts.”

Read it here:

http://theconversation.edu.au/orchids-sheds-light-on-the-secrecy-surrounding-intersex-5030

Julie Bindel “Selling sex in Nevada is like selling burgers in McDonalds”

22 Nov

http://www.womensviewsonnews.org/2011/11/selling-sex-in-nevada-is-like-selling-burgers-in-mcdonalds/

Great New Cathy Brennan Post: Preserving the Distinctly Private and Personal

18 Nov

http://www.baltimoreoutloud.com/k2-fetch-latest/ladybugs-political-sniffdown/item/880-preserving-the-distinctly-private-and-personal

Sheila Jeffreys 8 November 2011 Eugenics and the practice of Transgendering Children

8 Nov

New Sheila Jeffreys :

http://theconversation.edu.au/eugenics-and-the-practice-of-transgendering-children-3838

New Cathy Brennan Column: Solidarity of Interest

5 Nov

http://www.baltimoreoutloud.com/k2-fetch-latest/ladybugs-political-sniffdown/item/853-solidarity-of-interest

Julie Bindel in the Guardian:”Miss World is Back. How Much Has Changed?”

5 Nov

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/the-womens-blog-with-jane-martinson/2011/nov/03/miss-world-back-much-changed