Are Rachel Dolezal and Caitlyn Jenner Alike? Conflict over Ethnic Identity and Gender Identity Examined (VIDEO UPDATES)

UPDATED: Dolezal as a white woman sued Howard University for racial discrimination. See video on that point at the end of this post. Video of her interview with Matt Lauer is also at the end of the post.Rachel Dolezal has become an object of media and public attention because she has identified as a black woman for years even though both of her biological parents are white. She recently was outed by her parents but told Matt Lauer on the Today Show today: "I identify as black."In May … [Read more...]

Common Sense on Treatment of Gender Dysphoria

Given the controversial nature of the subject matter, I think this Globe and Mail article does a good job of representing the type of treatment offered at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.According to this article, gender identity clinic director Ken Zucker is not allowed to speak to the media. However, clinic founder Susan Bradley gave her views along with parents of children treated by the clinic. Quite appropriately, the clinic evaluates each situation and creates an … [Read more...]

In light of the Kirk Murphy case, re-visit the Dr. Phil Show on gender identity

Open forum...In light of the Kirk Murphy "sissy boy experiment"... … [Read more...]

CNN: Sissy Boy Experiment, Part 2; Nicolosi to be on tonight

At the end of Part 2 posted below, Ryan Kendall was on giving a preview of his appearance in Part 3 of the Sissy Boy series, on tonight. After Kendall was on, Anderson Cooper said that Kendall's therapist would also be on. According to Kendall, his therapist was Joe Nicolosi. We'll see...Here is Part 2 of the series:You can read some of Kendall's testimony in the Prop 8 CA gay marriage case here. … [Read more...]

Barton: Gender bending honorable during Revolutionary War

On Glen Beck's show on Friday, David Barton said:BECK: On that program, what took a lot of viewers by surprise was that some women actually served in the military during the American Revolution.(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)BECK: I have to ask you about this handsome lady.BARTON: 1782, she wanted to do something for her country. She dressed like a man and went and enlisted.Now, what's interesting is she's 22 years old at the time and other guys in the army, I always kid her about, you ne … [Read more...]

Fetal Testosterone Predicts Sexually Differentiated Childhood Behavior in Girls and in Boys

This is an important study from the Psychological Science journal's early view:Fetal Testosterone Predicts Sexually Differentiated ChildhoodBehavior in Girls and in BoysBonnie Auyeung, Simon Baron-Cohen, Emma Ashwin, Rebecca Knickmeyer, Kevin Taylor, Gerald Hackett, and Melissa HinesABSTRACT—Mammals, including humans, show sex differences in juvenile play behavior. In rodents and nonhuman primates, these behavioral sex differences result, in part, from sex differences in androgens d … [Read more...]

60 Minutes Science of Sexual Orientation mother of twins, part 2

At last, I am posting some follow up comments made by Danielle, mother of the twin boys featured in the 60 Minutes segment, Science of Sexual Orientation. Part one is here and should be read first.Danielle said this in her initial email:I often wonder "if" I had told Adam that "yes" he could be a girl when he became old enough would he have stayed on that track of thought? However, at the urging of his therapist I told him I understood he was a girl yet he was really a boy and couldn't … [Read more...]

American Psychological Association comments on DSM gender identity issue

The other APA (the psychologists) has now commented on the appointment of Ken Zucker to the psychiatrist's APA DSM task force.American Psychological AssociationOffice of Public Affairs(202) 336-5700Public.affairs@apa.orgStatement on Gender Identity Disorder and the Planned Revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical ManualMay 2008There has been some recent confusion regarding the American Psychological Association and work being done on the next version of the Diagnostic and … [Read more...]


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