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Critically Examining the doctrine of gender identity - YouTube
A presentation by Rebecca Reilly-Cooper for Coventry Skeptics. The Q&A (linked from the description) is interesting too.

A concept of gender identity which is entirely exhausted by "I am what I say I am" doesn't stand up to the scrutiny of a professional philosopher like Reilly-Cooper, and I hadn't realised that people were saying things like "my penis is a female sex organ, because I am female" (as opposed to saying "it's a woman's, because I am a woman").

I do wonder how much harm is being done by people believing wacky things in this case, though: is it common for males to cynically claiming to be women in order to harass women?
gender  sex  feminism  identity  identity-politics  biology  philosophy 
march 2016 by pw201
Attacked from Within
"This article attempts to fundamentally rethink what constitutes community and society on the web, and what possibilities exist for their maintenance and reconstruction in the face of scale and malicious users." I've mentioned this one before, but I've seen a couple of things about creating good comments recently, so I thought I'd wheel it out again.
community  identity  social  internet  moderation  reputation  kuro5hin 
june 2010 by pw201
The late, mannerist years of identity politics
"I am X, and I am different from Y. Other people are ignorant of the difference between X and Y. They must be educated. People, you must call me X and respect my difference from yourself, and from Y. You must refer to me by the term I have chosen to refer to myself by, and stay tuned for any changes I choose to make in this label, and new terms you must use to describe me -- those new terms which the stigma treadmill or reclamation of previously-taboo terms may, from time to time, make it necessary for me to substitute."
identity  politics  gender  feminism  transexualism 
november 2009 by pw201
I’m Belle de Jour
Former blogging prostitute Belle de Jour reveals her real identity to the Times. She was an impoverished PhD student.
culture  sex  identity  anonymous  science  prostitution 
november 2009 by pw201
Sam Ruby: OpenID for non-SuperUsers
How to set up open-id delegation and stuff.
openid  identity 
january 2007 by pw201

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