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.


One thought on “Episode 43: Carole Hooven

  1. Hi!
    Thank you for the podcast and the interesting guest. This was another entertaining episode! I hope you understand my comment, even though I’m not fluent in English, because one thing left me a bit confused after the episode, and I was wondering if you could discuss it more.
    I didn’t understand the CAIS part of the discussion. Did I catch correctly that females don’t have CAIS, only males have, but these males are considered to be women, “CAIS women”?
    If a woman is an adult human female and a man is an adult human male, but one still argues that some males are women as well, such as CAIS women, then doesn’t that lead to a belief that females and males are not two different and separated sex classes after all? Doesn’t that lead to exactly what trans activists are arguing, that sex is a spectrum, and some males who resemble females, should be considered as women?
    And if one believes that a male person can also be a woman if testosterone doesn’t impact his development that much and he has a feminized look, then wouldn’t that mean that a male person like Jazz Jennings is also a woman? He didn’t go through male puberty and has a look similar to females.
    Wouldn’t that mean that women shouldn’t really have sex-based rights that exclude males because some males are also women?
    It would be good if you could interview also someone who argues that CAIS males are men and not women, just to get a better idea about the whole CAIS conversation. (Nina said that some terfs hold this view?) Thank you.

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