Episode 44: Upperhand Mars and Team TERF’s Moving Goalposts

Trans YouTuber, media manager of Gender Dysphoria Alliance, and eminent voice of reason Mars F has long been a target of more extreme trans rights activists; now Mars is also receiving abuse from “the other side.” “Transmen are our sisters” is an old TERF saying, but some aren’t acting very sisterly today. Mars also shares some cringey transition delusions from more naive times; a personal account of testosterone’s health consequences; and the secret of looking young (“don’t stay up late and don’t do crack”). Relax and enjoy the soothing sound of reasonable people talking reasonably.

Mars’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK792gI7-zEik0tB1Ok0l6Q

Mars on Twitter: https://twitter.com/UpperhandMars

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

Episode 43: Carole Hooven

The Dorx enjoy a lively and information-packed conversation with Dr. Carole Hooven, author of T: The Story of Testosterone, the Hormone that Dominates and Divides Us. Curious and compassionate, she expresses grief that Corinna never got a chance to fuck his brains out with other boys. Nina is full of questions: can females have Complete Androgen Insensitivity? What happens to ovaries in menopause? How do you define woman? Hooven wants to know what made Nina “peak trans,” so Nina briefly recounts her TERFening in 2017-2018. Corinna, who needs to eat more carbs and put on some body fat because endogenous sex steroid production relies on cholesterol, shares some thoughts on non-binary identities, after which the conversation culminates in how awesome Heterodorx is. This episode is guaranteed to make you smarter!

Carole Hooven’s web site: http://www.carolehooven.com/ 

Carole Hooven on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/hoovlet/ 

Carole Hooven’s Testosterone Book: T: The Story of Testosterone, the Hormone that Dominates and Divides Us.

 

Episode 42: GAMPs, Pr0n, trans, and the Conservation of Evil

After Nina expresses admiration for the insult “Haterodorx”, Corinna – “one of the good ones” – expresses concern about the inevitable backlash coming for trans people. We learn about GAMPs: GynoAndroMorphPhiles, and the “chicks with dicks” they fetishize. Corinna makes Nina watch some horrible TikTok videos so they can discuss young people sexualizing themselves for visual consumption. Then the Dorx examine porn’s influence on the “trans community” and young people in general, staying remarkably lighthearted in spite of the dismal subject matter. This episode 100% passes!

Song: “Penis Envy” by Uncle Bonsai: https://youtu.be/ByE5Bc70w44

Heterodorx (aka Corinna) on Twitter: https://twitter.com/heterodorx

Episode 41: The Heterodorx 2021 Year in Review

The Dorx take a trip down memory lane, scanning the show notes of every single episode straight from the web site, and wondering in awe at this podcast’s dazzling journey from three to twelve sixteen listeners in under a year. Thanks for listening to and supporting us, TERFs and Trannies, and have a great 2022!

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

Episode 38: The Grift Episode

Corinna and Nina discuss podcast-related expenses, such as microphone covers, multi-track remote recording service, and Fried Tofu w Numb Oil. For the first time, the Dorx ask for donations, but only for a few minutes, after which they change the subject to JK Rowling’s Twitter namechecks and the importance of talking to your godchildren about the transcult. Nina confronts her Internalized Transphobia and learns about Inner Pronouns, while Corinna reveals his many deadnames, and the sock-shaped hole in his heart. Then they ask for money again, before talking about used handkerchiefs. It’s the kind of quality content you expect from Heterodorx, and it’s worth supporting!

Donate to Heterodorx at https://anchor.fm/heterodorx

#807 Fried Tofu w Numb Oil https://www.goldenharboronline.com/menus

https://www.patreon.com/ninapaley

Episode 37: Abolishing Gender, Not Sex, with Kara Dansky

The Dorx welcome lawyer, gender abolitionist, and fierce feminist Kara Dansky, who has just released a new book, The Abolition of Sex: How the “Transgender” Agenda Harms Women and Girls. Dansky fills us in on the ACLU’s “unlikely allies,” the disgraceful biases and failures of American mainstream media, and that she might soon drop the term “Gender Critical.” It’s a stimulating, challenging, and thought-provoking conversation.

Links:

https://nypost.com/2021/03/27/prof-who-refused-transgender-students-pronouns-wins-in-court/

https://slate.com/human-interest/2015/12/gender-critical-trans-women-the-apostates-of-the-trans-rights-movement.html

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/08/04/woman-2

Episode 36: Bad Science with Maneesh Yadav

Maneesh Yadav has a PhD in…SCIENCE! Chemistry, to be precise, and his favorite molecule is porphine. Is that enough expertise to guide Nina through the morass of COVID misinformation confronting her online? From Tamiflu and arsenic life, to calling women “bodies with vaginas”, the Dorx explore why science journals and institutions have lost so much credibility in recent years.

Links:

Tamiflu
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4375804/

Arsenic Life
https://www.nbcnews.com/science/cosmic-log/arsenic-life-debate-still-percolates-flna6C10402703

Can’t Get You Out Of My Head (Adam Curtis)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13973190/