Tag Archives: Dr. V

Nowhere for trans women to hide: What Bill Simmons’ apology gets right and so very wrong

TweetFreelance journalist Caleb Hannan’s Grantland feature on the reclusive inventor of a golf club, which I wrote about earlier this week, caused a dam to break online; the inventor he researched against her will, Essay Anne Vanderbilt, was a trans woman who had—allegedly—lied about her educational credentials. Despite a pledge on Hannan’s part to write [...]
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“Nobody knows my life but me”: An elegy for Dr. V

TweetMy first thought on reading Caleb Hannan’s Grantland feature— about the trans woman inventor, Dr. V, that he all but hounded to suicide—was that I knew her. “Nobody knows my life but me,” she said sternly to the man who had been investigating her, and that is true. Even so, I think a lot of [...]
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