okay, I just responded to all the questions and accusations here: medium.com/@juliaserano/r… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #children #health #psychology #science
btw, I've spent almost all of my last 10 days writing the original piece & responding to it. neither essays are monetized, as I want them to be as accessible as possible. so if you appreciate all this work, please consider supporting me on Patreon: patreon.com/juliaserano/ov…
I am exhausted & in dire need of an internet break. but before I go, here are the most pertinent passages of this follow up essay. if you like them, please RT: medium.com/@juliaserano/r…
outside people commenting & reporting on this debate, who seem to be treating it like some abstract thought experiment, are overlooking the fact that ROGD is a purposeful end-around to avoid standard & accepted treatment of gender dysphoria in children. medium.com/@juliaserano/r…
...and finally, trans activists aren't trying to "stifle debate" on #ROGD. rather, it's our critics who are attempting to stifle *our participation* in such debates. medium.com/@juliaserano/r… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #health #psychology #science
for those who'd rather not read my #ROGD pieces, I've made this easy to digest meme that kinda sorta summarizes it all...
for the record, this is the first meme I've ever created. & it may likely be the last. so enjoy it while you can...

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Sep 19, 2018
if you are interested in inviting me to speak at your college or conference, please check out my recently revamped booking webpage: juliaserano.com/booking.html – in this THREAD I will share some of my most requested talks...
my most frequently requested talk continues to be "Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive" – it is based on my 2nd book Excluded, although I've added some newer material to it in the last few years... juliaserano.com/booking.html#E… #feminism #LGBTQ #queer #activism
...another popular talk is "I'll See It When I Believe It: On Perception and Gender Entitlement" juliaserano.com/booking.html#s… #trans #transgender #feminism #gender #sexism
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Sep 12, 2018
hey #SanFrancisco, come see me play music (as @softvowelsounds) next week (Thurs Sept 20th) at @elriosf along with the excellent @ShawnaVirago & Gender Trash! all details on the FB event page: facebook.com/events/4507133… #queer #trans #music #bands
btw, if you haven't heard my music yet, you can listen at the Bandcamp *soft vowel sounds* (softvowelsounds.bandcamp.com) & Bitesize (bitesize.bandcamp.com) sites! #queer #trans #music #bands #indiepop #noisepop #LGBTQ #transgender #feminist
...and you particularly appreciate #trans-themed songs, I have lots of those - I compile many of them (including my "Lola" parody "Ray") in the post "#Transgender-themed #artists, #bands, #music, #songs & anthems." juliaserano.blogspot.com/2014/12/transg…
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Sep 11, 2018
a THREAD based on my latest piece: I've heard many complaints over the years about how "born that way" arguments are essentialist or pathologizing, and some #LGBTQ folks will say "why do we even have to explain why we exist?"... medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #transgender #queer
...while I sympathize with such sentiments, they overlook the main reason *why* "born that way" arguments have been successful, namely, because they assuage longstanding fears that queerness is somehow contagious. medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #queer
...another thing I implicitly tried to convey in this piece is that, while I don't believe #trans or #LGBTQ are "contagious," the social stigma projected on us most certainly is - this is what sociologists call "courtesy stigma"... medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #transgender #queer
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Sep 5, 2018
last week I wrote two follow up essays regarding the whole ongoing "Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria" controversy - you can access them both via my latest Patreon update - and while you're at it, please consider supporting me there! patreon.com/posts/21230320
and for those who haven't seen my ROGD meme, but wish to experience it in all it's glory, here it is...
if you are looking for more critical reviews of the Littman paper & ROGD more generally, I encourage you to read @ButNotTheCity's Medium essay... medium.com/@florence.ashl…
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Sep 4, 2018
My first day back from a social media break, I find out that Ray Blanchard is trying to pathologize me from afar. Yet again...
kinda rich to be called "prolix" by the guy who authored a series of 7–10 papers detailing an ornate and farfetched (& subsequently disproven) theory that can basically be boiled down to: all trans women are perverts, and any trans woman who disagrees with me on this is a liar...
I suppose I may as well share my main 3 debunking-autogynephilia-theory papers. my most thorough is "The Case Against Autogynephilia" (2010) - if it seems too "prolix", it's because Blanchard's theory is chockfull of jargon & caveats that I had to address tinyurl.com/q2whgeu
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Aug 23, 2018
hey a quick tangent here, as I've heard second-hand that apparently Ken Zucker (who's a proponent of gender-disaffirming approaches) is pushing back on this bit of my piece, saying that "many serious researchers" are published in PLOS One. this is quite true...
...in fact, LOTS & LOTS of researchers have been published in PLOS One! (as the journal publishes a shit-ton of papers). admittedly, not all of them are crap - some may be quite sound...
...many of the PLOS One in my previous field (evo devo) were simply smaller studies that weren't important enough on their own to be published elsewhere, or which didn't fit neatly into larger papers. PLOS One is useful in that it fills this niche...
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