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Gender self-identification is often described as this generation’s civil-rights battle. And it is promoted by some of the same organisations that fought for women’s suffrage, desegregation in the American South and gay marriage. But, demanding that self-declared gender identity be allowed to override sex is not, as with civil-rights movements, about extending privileges unjustly hoarded by a favoured group to a marginalised one. Most people are in the dark about what is being demanded by transactivists. They understand the call for “trans rights” to mean compassionate concessions that enable a suffering minority to live full lives, in safety and dignity. I, alongside every critic of gender-identity ideology I have spoken to for this book, am right behind this. Most, including me, also favour bodily autonomy for adults. A liberal, secular society can accommodate many subjective belief systems, even mutually contradictory ones. What it must never do is impose one group’s beliefs on everyone else.'

About the Author

Helen Joyce is a senior staff journalist at The Economist, where she has worked for 15 years. Since becoming interested in gender identity issues, she has written a number of articles and editorials on the topic for The Economist and other outlets.
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Trans : When Ideology Meets Reality

Trans : When Ideology Meets Reality

ISBN: 9780861543373
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  • ISBN: 9780861543373
  • Author: Helen Joyce
  • Publisher: Oneworld
  • Pages: 320
  • Format: Paperback

Book Description

Gender self-identification is often described as this generation’s civil-rights battle. And it is promoted by some of the same organisations that fought for women’s suffrage, desegregation in the American South and gay marriage. But, demanding that self-declared gender identity be allowed to override sex is not, as with civil-rights movements, about extending privileges unjustly hoarded by a favoured group to a marginalised one. Most people are in the dark about what is being demanded by transactivists. They understand the call for “trans rights” to mean compassionate concessions that enable a suffering minority to live full lives, in safety and dignity. I, alongside every critic of gender-identity ideology I have spoken to for this book, am right behind this. Most, including me, also favour bodily autonomy for adults. A liberal, secular society can accommodate many subjective belief systems, even mutually contradictory ones. What it must never do is impose one group’s beliefs on everyone else.'

About the Author

Helen Joyce is a senior staff journalist at The Economist, where she has worked for 15 years. Since becoming interested in gender identity issues, she has written a number of articles and editorials on the topic for The Economist and other outlets.

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