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Gender Theorist Questions Transgender “Phenomenon” – April 2014

“A respected feminist theorist is calling for a radical rethink of society’s acceptance of transgenderism. In research presented in the new book Gender Hurts, University of Melbourne sexual politics lecturer Professor Sheila Jeffreys described transgenderism as a “hugely harmful phenomenon”.

Transgenderism—when an individual identifies with a gender other than their biological one—has been a widely recognised condition for several decades, and can be treated with hormone therapy or surgery, if the individual wants.

Professor Jeffreys believed increasing campaigns for “transgender rights” have been extremely damaging.

“Transgenderism is invariably born of severe psychological distress, but society’s response to it actually creates new harms,” she said...”

Read full article by Ryan Sheales in Medical Xpress here.