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writer. musician. biologist. author of Sexed Up, Whipping Girl, 99 Erics & other books. also at https://t.co/K1KsC56Tnp & https://t.co/WQlwU8hmYm. she/her
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Sep 19, 2018 10 tweets 14 min read
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
Sep 12, 2018 4 tweets 7 min read
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
Sep 11, 2018 9 tweets 8 min read
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
Sep 5, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
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...
Sep 4, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
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...
Aug 28, 2018 7 tweets 6 min read
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…
Aug 23, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
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...
Aug 22, 2018 21 tweets 24 min read
okay, my "Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria" essay is now live! medium.com/@juliaserano/e… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #children #health #psychology please give it lots of "claps" so that others see it! also, it is not monetized, as I wanted it to be as accessible as possible. if you appreciate that I make essays like this for free, please consider supporting me on Patreon! patreon.com/juliaserano/ov…
Aug 15, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
I wrote this essay last year, but it seems even more relevant this year, sadly... medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #trans #transgender #queer #LGBTQ #feminism #biology #science I get why "God made Adam & Eve, not Adam & Steve"-type conservatives want to dwell on "biological sex," as it seems consistent with their highly essentialist ideology. But I cannot fathom why any self-described #feminist would resort to this line of reasoning...
Aug 15, 2018 4 tweets 6 min read
sign up for my email lists (one for #writing, one for #music) & get free mp3s with each update! juliaserano.blogspot.com/2018/08/sign-u… #amwriting #LGBTQ #queer #feminism #bands ...the first mp3 will be "Bath Tub Orgasm" - pretty sure it's the only song ever to reference sex toys, the band BTO, and "Hocus Pocus" by Focus. you can listen to it here: bitesize.bandcamp.com/track/bath-tub… - and get a FREE copy if you sign up for the email list(s)!
Jul 30, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
poll for #women #writers: You routinely write about serious issues in your field (e.g., science/health). Another writer, in the middle of his critique of your position, encourages readers to check out an unrelated article you wrote about your dating experiences. You assume he is: Now that the poll is complete, I can formally respond to Jesse Singal's latest accusations of me: juliaserano.blogspot.com/2018/07/on-jes… - feel free to share, as god knows he's been spreading lies about me far & wide...
Jul 25, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
the restaurant I'm in is playing a series of cheesy minor pop hits from the late 70s, including a few I haven't heard since I was a little kid. it's putting a smile on my face, despite it being an otherwise difficult day.... in listening to this cheesy minor pop hits from the late 70s playlist, it strikes me that one of two things must be true: either 1) the band America is over-represented, or 2) a disproportionate number of bands from the late 70s sounded like America...
Jul 16, 2018 4 tweets 4 min read
periodic reminder that if you enjoyed my book #WhippingGirl, I have two other books you might also enjoy... tinyurl.com/37lhhu #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #feminism #gender if you're interested in my takes on call-out culture, intersectionality, how prejudice works, how to improve activism, plus biphobia, "gender performance", Nature-versus-Nurture debates, "end of gender" arguments, +more, then you should check out Excluded! tinyurl.com/jl8t932
Jul 9, 2018 7 tweets 7 min read
a THREAD of all my essays related to current #transgender/GNC children debates. here is my most thorough piece: "Detransition, Desistance, & Disinformation" - it's a long read b/c this is a complex subject: medium.com/@juliaserano/d… ..."Transgender Agendas, Social Contagion, Peer Pressure, and Prevalence" challenges the notion that kids are suddenly being "turned transgender" these days...
medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #health #children #psychology
Jun 27, 2018 21 tweets 7 min read
re: the Jesse Singal quote about "tricky science stuff" - yep, you betcha its tricky. so tricky, he forgot to mention any of *this* research (see & also entire thread)... btw, source of quote: jezebel.com/private-messag… - h/t @melissagira
Jun 27, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
ICYMI last week I tweeted extensively about Jesse Singal's The Atlantic article, its biased framing, and his history of misrepresenting #trans people & the gender-affirming model - those threads are all compiled here: patreon.com/posts/19542136 #LGBTQ #transgender relatedly, I'm crowdsourcing for a future piece: looking for articles (like the recent Singal one) that call gender-affirming approaches into question, while at same time presenting a "balanced" veneer...
Jun 20, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
this piece begins w/500 words on: 1) transgender is spectrum, 2) trans sub-categories aren't discrete, 3) trans trajectories are varied (& all are valid), 4) trans & cis are not mutually-exclusive (due to questioning ppl), 5) therefore cisgender is not a stable category honestly, I don't know how anyone could write a realistic #trans/GNC #children article without stating all this from the get-go. unsurprisingly, Singal ignores most, if not all, of this. which is one of the reasons ppl find his piece so distorted/biased...
Jun 19, 2018 8 tweets 5 min read
ICYMI @TheAtlantic kicked off Pride week with a new (but same as the old) Jesse Singal article. in thread #1, I discuss Singal's history of being anti-#trans: #transgender #LGBTQ in thread #2, I live-tweeted the disingenuous/biased framework of Singal's article:
Jun 18, 2018 42 tweets 12 min read
THREAD: earlier I tweeted about Jesse Singal's long history of writing fearmongering anti-#trans/GNC #children articles (+ also treating me & other trans women shittily): #transgender #LGBTQ #health #psychology ...Here I will "live tweet" Singal's latest Atlantic article, which is in the same vein as the others. If I was teaching a journalism class, I'd use this latest article as an example of how to write a highly biased piece that comes across as "fair & balanced" as possible...
Jun 18, 2018 9 tweets 7 min read
The Atlantic has just published the umpteenth article Jesse Singal has written raising fears about #trans/GNC #children. He is not some unbiased journalist regarding this subject - he has an axe to grind, as I describe in great depth here:
juliaserano.blogspot.com/2017/12/my-jes… #LGBTQ #health ...Singal has purposefully slut-shamed & lied about me, + sicced social media mobs on me - he has a history of adding GG-hastags to his critiques of trans women (receipts in comments section). I know several other trans women who've had similarly bad experiences with him...
Feb 13, 2018 17 tweets 4 min read
writing a new piece, which led me to thinking about this, so I thought I'd share: I'm a "generation X" person. this is not news, of course... ...but, as a young person (in my 20s), I identified as a Green (this was pre-Jill Stein awfulness). and most of my generational cohorts identified that or as anarchists...