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Day: May 16, 2017
Why are people in Australia racist?
I of course knew that as soon as I opened this question, I’d get several replies saying “no we’re not”. White Anglo-Celtic Australians (and these days, White Non-Anglo-Celtic Australians) are not the people to ask this. No, we don’t burn crosses in our yards. Yes, we did give Aboriginal Australians the vote, and we even […]
Is gender dysphoria a recent phenomenon?
I should be careful about opining here, but this is a discussion that, as it happens, I’ve had recently with a couple of trans women. Gender dysphoria–or at the very least, awareness of gender/sex mismatch—seems to be very old, given the number of attestations of gender-diverse instances in human societies, and of androgynous cultural artefacts. […]