Mandatory Sterilization for transgender people as a requirement of legal gender recognition struck down in Europe
Editor

Four years ago, nearly to the day, IJFAB Blog contributor Alison Reiheld wrote on the repeal of Swedish laws that had required transgender person to be sterile (or become sterile) AND to have surgical sex reassignment in order to change … Continue reading

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Time to Update IJFAB’s Pronoun Conventions?
Kathryn MacKay

In light of recent controversies in philosophy surrounding how philosophers ought best to write about vulnerable social identities–whether gender or race–I’ve been thinking about some things. Many things, many of which I will not get into here. One of them … Continue reading

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TENTH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE OF IJFAB is an embarassment of riches
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Our parent journal, International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.  Lo those many years ago in Spring of 2008, our first issue, Doing Feminist Bioethics, was published. In the second issue, Lyerly, Little, and Faden’s article on … Continue reading

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Each English language user is about to meet their language’s new gender neutral singular pronoun, with the release of the new Associated Press Stylebook
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For some time now, there has been a movement to address the English language’s need for a gender neutral singular pronoun. This need originates in the growing realization that using “he” to refer to a person whose gender you do … Continue reading

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Midwifery as feminist endeavor: a particular blog entry and a blog recommendation
Editor

Over at Feminist Midwife, the eponymous author writes about the nature of midwifery and why they see it as inherently feminist. In 2014, they also addressed the well-known (by bioethicists) issues with whether informed consent really takes place or whether, … Continue reading

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Bathrooms, Binaries, and Bioethics: Jamie Nelson takes on the American debate over gender and bathroom access
Alison Reiheld

With a blogpost over at Michigan State’s Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, feminist bioethicist Jamie Lindemann Nelson has dipped her toes into the acid bath that is the American debate over gender and bathroom access.  Nelson has … Continue reading

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“Gyms Face Dilemma When Accommodating Transgender Clients”

Hilde Lindemann (Michigan State) and Jamie Lindemann Nelson (Michigan State) discuss the discomfort some people feel about transgender people in spaces like locker rooms and other related issues on Public Radio’s Here and Now. … Continue reading

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The Women’s World Cup: Victory On and Off the Field

With the Women’s World Cup final over a week behind us, it might seems like the US Women’s victory is old news. I, however, am still basking in the afterglow of the event, which I watched on television, like millions … Continue reading

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John Oliver on Transgender Rights

He’s rejected the claim to being the conscience of America (because, really, who would accept that burden?); nevertheless, I’d say that he’s doing quite a passable job in this capacity and–perhaps most impressively–all the while remaining completely hilarious and all-around entertaining. … Continue reading

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In Celebration of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Gay Marriage

The Paris Gay Pride parade was held on Saturday, June 27, and its route went right in front of my apartment on the Boulevard Saint Michel. Please enjoy these photos in celebration of the narrow victory for sexual justice in … Continue reading

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Caitlyn Jenner: Transitioning in the Limelight

It’s been an exciting couple of years in the world of LGBT rights and visibility. Gays and lesbians especially have seen radical changes in the ways that their/our lives are legislated and represented. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is gone. Part … Continue reading

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“Gender Performance: The TransAdvocate Interviews Judith Butler”

One choice quotation: What is much more important than any of these behaviorist or “moral” approaches are all the stories, poems, and testimonies, the theoretical and political works, that document the struggle to achieve embodied self-determination for individuals and for … Continue reading

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