I Quit! And She Slammed the Door

I’ve passed some kind of threshold over the last few days: I no longer want to engage in public debate on trans issues with gender critical academics. This post, I hope, will summarize my sense of that “debate” at present, and I hope enable me to move on to other kinds of public writing (including writing about my own transition, which it is a delight to publish, and writing about particular objects - books and movies, etc.). It feels hard to acknowledge that I’m done, because it feels like an acknowledgement of defeat, but over the weekend I happened to see a couple of screencaps of some new Medium post contributing to the genre of gender critical whatever-it-is. It was peppered with this very odd new argot they all use, a (might one even say)

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