Monthly Archives: October 2013

(G)ENDA back up for a vote in the Senate

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) has been introduced to Congress numerous times, and is up for a Senate vote again, but has thus far failed to be enshrined in law. Currently, there is no federal employment protection for gay, lesbian, and trans-identified people: we can be fired simply for being homosexual or gender non-compliant. These […]

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Evaluating long term studies on the efficacy of “sex reassignment” procedures: objective versus subjective measurements

[Edited March 24, 2015] The success or failure of medical treatment can be evaluated in a variety of different ways. Objectively measurable criteria generally provide the most stable, repeatable, and transferable results. Subjectively measurable criteria, on the other hand, are more vulnerable to unconscious bias and manipulation. In the context of the “sex reassignment” procedures, […]

brains to scale

NO animal research on this website, HUMANS ONLY

This is a sexnotgender.com disclaimer post. There will be zero discussion of animal research on this blog. ZER0. Rat brains (and behavior) may be interesting, they may provide excellent cocktail party discussion, but they cannot tell us anything conclusive about humans. It’s pure speculation, and quite often, it fails to tell us anything at all. […]

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EXCERPTS FROM ‘Hormone troubles: Feminist analyses of contemporary neurosciences’

These excerpts from a recently released paper entitled Hormone troubles: Feminist analyses of contemporary neurosciences  (doi: 10.1177/0306312713488843 Social Studies of Science October 2013 vol. 43 no. 5 780-791) represent several ways that sexist bias continues to undermine scientific research and analysis about the brain. One of the biggest problems is continued reliance on untested and unproven assumptions about causation between brain structure and […]