Episode 101: Open Wounds

The Dorx skip the guest to discuss online drama du jour: so-called “allies” using language detransitioners don’t like. Nina asserts no one likes to be told how to speak; that there is some violence inherent to all surgery; that middle-aged women are forced into an unwanted mommy role; and all humans are capable of healing, no matter how disfigured or mutilated. Corinna says we can use plain instead of charged language, and implores “don’t be an ally, be a listener.” He argues calmly, rationally, and in good faith, before mentioning he recently doubled his dose of exogenous estrogen. Then he returns to Twitter to provoke everyone further for some reason.


GENDER WARS cards (temporarily out of stock, but on backorder): https://store.ninapaley.com/product/gender-wars-playing-cards/

India Willoughby’s review: https://spinster.xyz/@ninapaley/posts/AVYdzaeaDtSPIcc07U

Mary Harrington: https://reactionaryfeminist.com/feminism-against-progress/

Corinna provoking people on Twitter: https://twitter.com/heterodorx/status/1664351092535173120



Episode 100: Alasdair Gunn: It’s Fun To Play Scrabble With A Linguist

Vice Director of Genspect Alasdair Gunn (nee Angus Fox) rejoins the Dorx to recap Killarney’s Bigger Picture conference, compare European and US approaches to gender issues, and update us on his health. Soon Corinna is pushing exogenous estrogen on Nina, who just wants to settle down with a female housemate despite being recently named a Scarlet Whore. Other major themes include menopause, burly Irish asphalt workers, tarot cards, and repeated threats by Corinna to edit all this out. It’s the quality content our firefighting, tree-felling, cooking and cleaning listeners expect!


Texas Democrat Shawn Thierry’s moving speech: https://twitter.com/lukemaciastx/status/1657213918048034817

IMPRO by Keith Johnstone: https://archive.org/details/pdfy-KIkLrSPi_3lzPl5v

GENDER WARS Playing Cards which can totally also be used for Tarot-style divination: https://store.ninapaley.com/product/gender-wars-playing-cards/

Episode 99: Ask an Autogynephile! with Phil Illy

Most autogynephiles — men sexually aroused by impersonating, embodying, or identifying as women — are so deeply ashamed of their condition they deny its existence. Phil Illy is a rare exception whose acceptance and curiosity led him to research and write a book on the topic. We discuss attraction to others (“allosexuality”) vs attraction to embodied states or oneself (“autosexuality”); the narcissism of falling in love; “meta-sexuality”; gender-based vs. sex-based attraction; autism as identity; pillow queens; Corinna’s boobs; Bronies; paranormal romance novels; pseudobisexuality; and autozoophilic trans turtles. After all our somewhat explicit talk about sex, we conclude it continues to be real, people continue to be weird, and everyone needs to chill out.


Autoheterosexuality by Phil Illy:  autohetbook.com

Phil Illy’s Substack: phililly.substack.com

Phil on Twitter: @autogynephilic

Epidode 98: The Heterodorx get Blocked and Reported with Katie Herzog and Jessie Singal

For our celebratory 100th episode, podcasting role-models Katie Herzog and Jesse Singal join the Dorx as special guest audio engineers. Except Corinna’s been so busy testifying for “anti-trans” bills around the country, and Nina’s been so sick with COVID, that we only made it to episode 98. Nonetheless, we cover gender wars, egregious reporting, backlashes, Drag Queen story hours, Trump Derangement Syndrome, the Minority Stress Model, men in women’s sports, persecution complexes, Twitter, Substack, pizzas, Katie’s goddess-like spouse, Nina’s “butch energy,” safety pins, and pronouns, learning that in spite of a few irreconcilable differences, all agree that “they” is a terrible choice for individuals.


Katie & Jesse’s podcast: https://www.blockedandreported.org/

Riley Gaines at San Francisco State University: https://www.thefire.org/news/protestors-chased-down-riley-gaines-after-her-campus-speech-sfsu-says-its-proud-events

Posie Parker in New Zealand: https://www.feministcurrent.com/2023/03/25/kellie-jay-keen-is-attacked-and-mobbed-by-trans-activists-in-new-zealand/

Nina’s GiveSendGo: https://www.givesendgo.com/apocalypseanimated

Episode 97: Incorrigible? with Zander Keig

From anti-social teenage lesbian drop-out, to Coast Guardsman, to seminarian, to licensed clinical social worker, ⁠Zander Keig⁠ has led a singular life. Like Corinna, Zander is an old-school transsexual, but the culture has changed since the (not actually) halcyon tranny days of yore. Recently, Zander went from being WPATH Educator of the Year to becoming the subject of an ethics complaint and an underhanded cancel campaign — for committing the unforgivable sin of advising the Gender Dysphoria Alliance. Keig’s equanimity stands out even more than the fascinating, insightful, and occasionally harrowing stories on this episode.


Zander Keig’s website: https://www.zanderkeig.net/

Gender Dysphoria Alliance: https://www.genderdysphoriaalliance.com/

Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism: https://www.fairforall.org/

Episode 96: Therapy Talk with James Esses

Mild-mannered therapist-in-training James Esses was expelled from his university after expressing concerns about child safeguarding in relation to gender transition. Now he’s fighting for his day in court. Focusing on “positive change in society,” he fills in the Dorx on the whole story, and discusses the therapy industry, speaking out, cancel culture’s reign of terror, a variety of delusions, and the importance of acknowledging Reality for mental health.


James Esses’s Legal crowdfunder: https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/expelled-university-free-speech/

James Esses on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JamesEsses

Episode 95: Speaking and Thinking with Helen Joyce


Helen Joyce is a journalist, former writer and editor at The Economist, and author of TRANS: When Ideology Meets Reality. She joins the Dorx to discuss what is and is not Worthy Of Respect In A Democratic Society, the importance of free speech to free thought, the stupefaction of political polarization, differences between TERF Island and the USA, Left-wing “discipline,” splits in the gender-critical movement, and more. Nina is such a drooling fangirl she barely flinches when her work is compared to painted stones and crocheted vulvas, and Corinna asks refreshing questions.


Website: https://www.thehelenjoyce.com/

Twitter @HJoyceGender

TRANS: When Ideology Meets Reality: https://www.thehelenjoyce.com/trans-news-and-reviews/

Sex Matters: https://sex-matters.org/

Compliance Comix: https://www.heterodorx.com/compliancecomix/

Episode 94: The CAIS Files

Fetishized, minimized, and co-opted: Is it an identity? A “gotcha”? A political football? Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (CAIS) is in fact a serious medical condition, vanishingly rare yet disproportionately discussed by everyone with an agenda in the gender wars. Jo, a.k.a. CAIS Files, is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, adoptive mother, and adult with CAIS, who eloquently sets the record straight on what Disorders of Sexual Development (DSDs) are and are not. Just like sex is a material reality rather than a feeling in a fantasist’s head, so are the numerous conditions (mis)labeled “intersex“. Enjoy the edifying wisdom and common sense of this long-overdue, much-anticipated episode.


CAIS files on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CAIS_Files

The Dreger-Wright debate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2aKX8Mcz9Q&ab_channel=CorinnaCohn

Carole Hooven: http://www.carolehooven.com/

TERF-Tranny Alliance: https://www.heterodorx.com/terftrannyalliance/

DSD Families: https://www.dsdfamilies.org/charity

Differently Normal blog: https://differently-normal.com/blog-2/

Episode 93: How to Speak, How to Listen, and How to Comply

Corinna has been VERY BUSY speaking out against medically harming children or in favor of genocide (depending), including delivering this excellent 3-minute testimony supporting Indiana SB 480. Nina grapples with the Kafkaesque nightmare that is Indiegogo. Corinna encounters some activists from Planned Parenthood giving free advice on “blocking that legal stuff.” We’ve missed posting podcasts regularly; between all the travel, testifying, day job (Corinna) and weeping in despair (Nina), we just haven’t had time. So please enjoy this unedited quickie we recorded this morning.


Corinna’s testimony for Indiana SB 480: https://youtu.be/wYhMejWA_zg

FOX59 news coverage of that same session: https://youtu.be/P_nP-bVyfMQ

How to Speak, How to Listen by Mortimer J. Adler: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/How-to-Speak-How-to-Listen/Mortimer-J-Adler/9780684846477

Compliance Comix: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/compliance-comix/

Agents of H.A.G.: https://www.heterodorx.com/hag/

The Witch Trials of JK Rowling: https://www.thefp.com/p/the-witch-trials-of-jk-rowling

Episode 92: The View from Canada with Stuart Parker

Canada, which National Lampoon once called “The Retarded Giant on Your Doorstep,” is just as affectionately known today as “Tranada.” It’s also the home of lifelong leftist, environmentalist, activist, prolific writer, and shape-shifting space lizard Stuart Parker. A former child-star-activist à la Greta Thunberg, Parker tells all about Canadian eugenics programs, Wallace Wong, “supportive housing”, the post-political era, Big Pharma, liberal nationalism, multi-culturalism, TERF blacklists, Morgane Oger, the role of mascot enforcer, total social immunity, getting canceled, and more. The Dorx are frequently shocked, and not just because Parker’s sarcasm surpasses Corinna’s.


Stuart Parker on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stuartlosaltos

Parker’s website: http://stuartparker.ca/

Los Altos Institute: https://www.losaltos.ca/