How and when did gender become such a heightened political issue? And what are the psychological implications for individuals and the collective? The origins of feminism, the LBG liberation movement, and the emerging transgender movement are explored within a psychological and cultural framework
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10 reasons american politics are so divided:
Conversion therapy bans:
Tumblr: A Call Out Post:
The Controversy Surrounding the Man Who Would Be Queen (Michael Bailey’s book):
Suffragette (2015) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFoQt5vsgnQ
Julie Bindel, 2004 article in the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/jan/31/gender.weekend7
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We note that ICD-11 has dropped gender dysphoria from its chapter on mental and behavioural disorders, and moved it to the chapter on sexual health. What then, is the exact nature of this sexual health disorder? Are children necessarily prescribed puberty blockers and cross sex hormones because they suffer from a sexual health issue?’
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