Dispatches from the (Trans)Gender Wars

One can support civil rights but oppose the silencing of debate and the erasure of reality

Nigerian writer and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s recent trenchant essay on intolerance and orthodoxy in progressive spaces has also revived the debate about feminism and transgender issues. As I noted in my newsletter entry from yesterday, Adichie’s detractors such as Vox culture writer Aja Romano are quite upfront about their view that dissent a…

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