Tag Archives: Ethics

“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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Weekly Feminist Reader

TweetUrge the White House to recognize non-binary genders. Five-year-old girl names dinosaur… after herself. Why didn’t Abigail Fisher get into UT? Support the #NotBuyingIt app! Stop fat shaming Kim Kardashian. A response to Chloe’s piece on “bad” bodies and “bad” feminists. A Horace School alum speaks out about sexual abuse at the school (reported on [...]
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Mac McClelland and ethical story-telling

TweetLast week, I responded to some of the, I believe, unwarranted criticism Mac McClelland has received for her recent essay on PTSD. Over the weekend, Edwidge Danticat wrote a piece charging that the Haitian rape survivor called K* or Sybille in McClelland’s writing did not consent to having her story told. She says that after [...]
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‘Ambiguous sex or ambivalent society?’

TweetAlice Domurat Dreger is a Professor of Clinical Medical Humanities and Bioethics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, but more than that, she is an advocate operating at the cutting edge of sex and gender. In fact, she’s sort of the smart person in the position of telling other smart people just how little [...]
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