The mimmymum Standard: DARVO and projection

If you’ve spent any time in the gender debate, especially over on Twitter, you’ll no doubt have come across the obsessive troll Helen Islan, aka mimmymum (if you haven’t, consider yourself lucky). I’ve mentioned her before, in my post about Mermaid’s Susie Green, but I think she deserves a post of her own, especially considering […]

DSDvoices: A patient’s perspective

This week’s guest blog is from the lovely Jennifer Milligan, a woman with Turners Syndrome. I’ve been lucky enough to share her perspective before about the importance of understanding women with Turners Syndrome as women. You can fine that excellent post here. This week she is tackling the issue of healthcare for people with DSDs. […]

DSDvoices: Turners syndrome, healthcare and identity

Guest blog by @soulfoodie, Jennifer Milligan Part of connecting to other people with intersex conditions/DSDs is exploring the often deeply painful experiences that go along with these conditions at the hands of the medical profession. I hope ok to write a post exploring my reflections on having a DSD and issues of trauma. This will […]

A cock and bull story. Part I.

There’s a film you may have heard of called A Cock and Bull Story, starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. The film is based on the 18th century novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy. The novel itself is about Tristram’s attempts to write his life story. One of the central jokes of the […]

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 […]

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 […]