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Julia Serano on AGP

Prompted by one of its cheerleader's tweets about its denial among trans people, Julia Serano has written another blog entry on Autogynephilia. It’s no secret that I am a no fan of this crackpot theory if for no other reason that it has absolutely no scientific basis whatsoever and that none of its biggest proponents (with the exception of Anne Lawrence who seemed to like it as an explanation for her own impetus for GRS) has any firsthand experience with dysphoria.

As I have often repeated here: gender dysphoria is not driven by a sexual component but rather takes it on as an aspect when we enter puberty.

People like Ray Blanchard, Michael Bailey, Anne Lawrence, Alice Dreger and Kay Brown (who makes sure that everyone understands she is an androphilic transsexual woman in her blog) all subscribe to this pseudoscientific mess and all must have their reason for doing so. But any scientifically minded person with half a brain (and yes I include myself in this list) can dissect through it relatively simply as being shoddy science.

If the narrative you get contradicts the theory then ignore the narrative as lying – this has been the primary tactic of this cabal for the last 25 years. This is what you get when you base a theory solely on psychoanalysis. Meanwhile the real science still awaits.

The good news for the rest of us is that AGP is slowly but surely ending up in the dust bin of history.

Thank you Calie for featuring Julia’s blog entry on T-Central!

Julia’s blog entry can be found here.


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