On my fear of gender critical feminism 30 Dec 2020
Miscellaneous thoughts on why I am frightened by gender critical feminists and their politics.
Daniel 26 Dec 2020
Slivers of memory
Meaningless questions do not have meaningful answers 21 Aug 2020
I don’t have an opinion about whether trans women are real women, any more than I have an estimate of the number of angels that can dance on the head of a pin or a belief about the mood of Thursday.
Time to move over 17 Aug 2020
A few remarks on my experiences with gender dysphoria, transition, and being the unwilling participant in someone else’s culture war; additionally, a resolution to withdraw my voice from a discussion that has done me too much harm already
A lexical decision 13 Aug 2020
Why do I call myself a woman?
On small differences, academics, and biological sex 12 Jul 2020
There is a strange kind of intellectual myopia that academics are vulnerable to whenever the subject of transgender rights comes up. People who might under normal circumstances speak in a careful and measured fashion suddenly become prone to wild exaggeration and reckless generalisations. I am genuinely baffled as to why this happens, but I have some hypotheses.
Never the same girl twice 31 May 2020
An essay about transitions, changing worlds, and how we sometimes don’t notice that things are no longer what they once were.
An ordinary account 24 Oct 2019
A long piece on transgender rights, in which I admit that I do have opinions on what social and political considerations a person such as myself deserves. The central claim is that transgender rights can be justified on their own terms, pragmatically, without requiring any recourse to strong metaphysical claims about the nature of gender identity.
52 pickup 24 Jan 2019
A short, disjointed essay on the strangeness of being a trans woman in academia.