Category Archives: Gender

Some Thoughts on Being Nonbinary

This post was originally meant to be posted a few weeks ago, during International Nonbinary Awareness Week. That would have been an auspicious time to spread some awareness of something I’ve been thinking about for a bit, but have felt … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Gender, Part 5: Gender Abolition and Gender Anarchy

This is the final post in a series that, although it’s not quite giving a ‘theory of gender’, is my most systematic current attempt to articulate a positive understanding of it. It’s structured as a sequence of responses to perceived … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Gender, Part 4: Femininity and Asymmetric Oppression

This is the fourth post in a series discussing and offering a resolution of some inconsistencies that people had alleged among ideas about gender I accept. They are loosely a development of this previous post, which sharply criticised some ideas … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Gender, Part 3: Gender, Sex, and Attraction

This is the third post in a series responding to people who answered this previous post by saying ‘if this account of gender you attack is so bad, what’s your account of it?’ Rather than trying to give a completed … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Gender, Part 2: Social Roles and Individual Defiance

This is the second post in a series responding, albeit very belatedly, to reactions to this previous post about trans issues and so-called ‘gender critical feminism’. That was a fairly sharp critique of GCF, in particular its crude and often … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Gender, Part 1: Social Construction and First-Person Authority

One of the recurrent, and predictable, responses that my last post got was ‘but what is gender?’ or ‘but what is gender identity?’ People suggested that it’s evasive or disingenuous to reject ‘gender-critical’ ideology as transphobic while not offering my … Continue reading

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