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From Julia Serano, the same person who wrote Whipping Girl (which we recommend you read), this article debunks some of the common claims made about people who detransition. A very small number (about 2% or less) of trans people decide to detransition for one reason or another, and this is often used by gatekeepers to rationalise restricting access to trans healthcare services. This article attempts to shoot a bullet through that argument.
It’s a very good article (though not as long as Whipping Girl) and covers a lot of history about the gatekeeping model in trans healthcare (which still exists today) and the conversion therapy or gender-reparative therapy that gatekeepers used to use on children (and still do, in some countries) to try to force them to live as cis people.
It’s a very good read.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/shannonkeating/gender-segregated-bathrooms-have-a-long-ugly-history?utm_term=.xaB9Klypv#.tu1eWGO6q - it’s worth a read.
An article about how genetic engineering could be used instead of HRT, in the future. This is still experimental.
Useful resources for children (UK residents).
Video series about trans people in history: http://www.wevebeenaround.com/seriesoverview/ - if you get region restricted, use Tor Browser Bundle to view it and keep switching Tor Circuits via Ctrl+Shift+L shortcut until you get a working video stream. The site works well if your browser looks like it comes from inside North America.
A collection of articles about how trans people lived in past cultures.
Pun not intended.
Trans women are often fetishized, especially in pornographic media. There is a lot of transphobia surrounding the topic. This article attempts to attack and reverse some of the damage done, by providing a howto on basically how to be a decent human being who treats people, including trans women, with the respect that they deserve.
http://early2bed.com/2014/02/05/trans-women-sex-awesome/ - this is an article about what not to do when having sex with a trans woman.
A video explaining key feminist concepts.
Geek feminism also has an article about intersectionality, which is briefly covered in the video. A more in depth history of the term is covered on this Wikipedia article - and this article - and this one
An excellent teardown on the gender binary, and why it doesn’t exist.
Very good video.
Also a good video. It’s simply not true that sex can be male or female; intersex people exist too. Doctors decide sex and gender based on genitalia.
These articles are also interesting (related to intersex conditions):
This article attempts to uncover some statistics behind the numbers of intersex people in society: http://intersexroadshow.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/how-common-is-intersex-status.html
Most people use the terms interchangeably, but there are differences.
Also, see the article above about differences between pan and bi.
Difference between aromantic and asexual
Under the Ace Umbrella: Demisexuality and Gray-asexuality
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