The devolution of the left

So, this tweet, from James Lindsay, sharing the thoughts of an evolutionary biologist, was shared into a group chat I’m in, and I wanted to talk about it here. I’ll include the screengrab of the email he’s talking about for those who don’t want to click away. Firstly, it’s important because not all biologists feel […]

DSDvoices: Endosex Dad

Guest post by a parent of a child with mixed gonadal dysgenesis. The ultrasound. And with it, the excitement of being able to discover the sex of your growing baby far sooner than earlier generations. A modern rite of passage along the pathway of prospective parenthood. Perhaps that excitement fraudulently obscured the reality that would […]

DSDvoices: A Parent’s Perspective

This week’s DSDvoices is from the parent of a child with mixed gonadal dysgenesis, one of the most rare and complex intersex conditions. I think it’s probably one of the most important stories I have ever shared. As I often say, no one expects an intersex baby. Sharing the stories and perspectives of parents who […]

What is intersex?

I was helping a friend of a friend out last night and they asked me to describe what intersex is. Although there are a couple of posts on here that explore the different conditions and how they affect development, I realised I haven’t answered the basic question ‘what is intersex?’ So, I thought I’d share […]

If you knew Susie…

While we’re on the subject of Mermaids and funding, it reminds me of another thread I wrote, detailing the antics of Mermaids CEO, Susie Green. I know people referred to it quite a bit, so it seems as good a time as any to revisit that and update the information. For context, as ever, this […]

Follow the money

Someone asked for some information I shared a while ago about funding and trans orgs in the UK. I can’t remember the exact tweet I was responding to at the time but it was something along the lines of “UK TERFs have been funded by the American right wing since 2016”. Anyway, my experience with […]

Okey dokey, wokey blokey

As I’m on the subject of people tone policing those of us with DSDs, I want to share this. I thought this thread was gone forever but, by magic and perseverance, I’ve managed to retrieve it. This may be big headed but I’m so pleased. It’s one of the things I’m most proud of ever […]