Episode 40: Alice Dreger’s Middle Finger*

The Dorx welcome Alice Dreger, author of the excellent Galileo’s Middle Finger. Dreger discusses Intersex as a political identity, what makes her feel like a woman, the trials of puberty, lactose intolerance, the importance of talking to kids about sexual pleasure, and East Lansing Info, a model local journalism organization she founded. Then she talks about “discriminatory and hateful” segregation in sports. Hold onto your hats!

*Some people are born with more than 10 fingers; others with fewer. Whether due to genetic anomolies or amputation, some have no fingers at all. So who are we to say what a “middle finger” even is?

Galileo’s Middle Finger https://alicedreger.com/GMF

East Lansing Info https://eastlansinginfo.news/

Alice in Genderland https://aliceingenderland.com/

What’s Happening to Me https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/141764._What_s_Happening_to_Me_A_Guide_to_Puberty

How Babies Are Made https://www.amazon.com/How-Babies-Made-Steven-Schepp/dp/1626541043

Nina’s Sex-Positive Memoirs https://4w.pub/sex-pos-memoirs/

Heterodorx interview with Grace Lavery (who also declines to define ‘woman’): https://www.heterodorx.com/podcast/episode-26-trano-a-trano-with-grace-lavery/

Episode 39: Elizabeth Hungerford

The Dorx speak with attorney and feminist Elizabeth Hungerford, co-author of a seminal 2011 letter to the UN about gender identity’s impacts on sex-based rights. Should feminists ally with conservatives? Should genderism be classified as a religion? Do we criticize gender, or abolish it? Is sex-blindness a spectrum? Who wears a potato sack better, Corinna or Nina? Is it easier to fool men than women, about sex? Can taboos be beneficial? Hungerford bravely withstands being mint-chocolate-chip-shamed by Nina, in this gentle, respectful, and deep exchange of ideas and “yucking someone else’s yum.”

The Radical Notion: https://theradicalnotion.org/
Detransition: Beyond Before and After by Max Robinson: https://www.spinifexpress.com.au/shop/p/9781925950403
Feminist Ethics by Sarah Hoagland: https://www.sarahhoagland.com/sarahhoaglandles.html