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  • Mother of Dead Trans Teen Seeks to Create a Child to Remember Him By

    Mother of Dead Trans Teen Seeks to Create a Child to Remember Him By0

    For the latest episode in the Reproductive Revolution, we turn to Scotland. A 16-year-old transgender girl, Ellie Anderson, died last month of “unascertained” causes, not long after commencing hormone therapy to enable him to become her. We mustn’t ignore the sorrow of Ellie’s mother or the sadness of an early death. But asking what constitutes

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  • Fancy a Vaginoplasty? Think Again.

    Fancy a Vaginoplasty? Think Again.0

    The popular feminist website Jezebel has a blog with the expressive title of “Barf Bag”. It covers American politics in the age of Trump – but an investigative feature which Jezebel published last week, “When surgeons fail their trans patients” must have had readers reaching for one. The focus of journalist Katelyn Burns’ investigation is a surgeon

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  • French Philosopher Decries Corona ‘Madness’

    French Philosopher Decries Corona ‘Madness’0

    Earlier this year the coronavirus pandemic caught Bernard-Henri Lévy, France’s rock-star public intellectual, overseas. He had been reporting on the plight of Lesbos, the Aegean island crowded with refugees from Syria, and then of Bangladesh, which was attempting to cope not only with COVID-19 but also Islamic extremism, hundreds of thousands of Royhingya refugees, climate

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  • The Core Message of a Major Transgender Study Was Wrong

    The Core Message of a Major Transgender Study Was Wrong0

    How many times have you read that transgender individuals need surgery to keep them from slipping into bad mental health or even from committing suicide? “For many trans folks, existing daily in a body that doesn’t match your sense of self isn’t just uncomfortable, it’s traumatic,” Laura A. Jacobs, an LGBT counsellor in New York

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