I'm sitting here with the judgement in Maya Forstater's employment tribunal in front of me and, honestly, finding it hard to find the words to express the frustration I feel. Yes, the fact the judge says that sex is, apparently, now considered mutable is laughable and ridiculous. Yes, the implications of this for the rights [...]
Ask a clown fish!
*Sigh* Of course I can't because clown fish can't talk. Even if they could, I'm not sure they could tell me much about human reproductive biology, let alone gender identity. That's not to say clown fish reproductive biology isn't fascinating, of course it is. Clown fish are sequential hermaphrodites. This means they develop as males [...]
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 [...]
Further down the rabbit hole with Alice, another open letter
Dear Alice, I saw your response to my open letter on Twitter. It's a shame you didn't feel you could respond directly, so that we could have a conversation. Nonetheless, I thank you for at least reading my blog and I'd like to respond to you here. For the benefit of others, who may not [...]
An open letter to Prof. Alice Roberts on the subject of DSDs and kindness
Dear Alice,I am writing this open letter with little hope that you will read it but with the hope that others will and will understand why your pleas to women to "be kind" demonstrate that you are doing the opposite.I have watched you, time and time again, insist that people with DSDs are not real [...]
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 [...]
I have put the post Lies, damn lies and hysterics back under password protection. It will remain on my blog so, should the accusations and rumours circulate again, the information is still available. The reason I am putting it back on lockdown is because I think people need to move on. It has served its [...]
Protected: Lies, damn lies and hysterics
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.