Pandora critically examines the science upon which Bailey bases his theories of transsexuality’s origins in trans women.
J M Bailey’s newest book, The Man Who Would Be Queen, has struck nerves in the trans, academic, and medical research communities. Christine Burns of UK trans rights organization Press for Change offers discussion questions to help activists read Bailey.
This article is a broad overview of just a few researchers in the field of Gender Identity Disorder, and is meant to be only one in what will hopefully be several articles on the subject of bias within GID research.
What are the biases of the researchers working on gender identity disorder? Read an historical overview of transgender research.
Grace Niedermayer’s article is on a very sensitive subject: a study of the BSTc, a portion of the brain within the hypothalamus, revealed differences between the brains of transgendered people and those of their birth sex. A discussion of the ramifications of this kind of research, written by Mistress Krista, follows the article.