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Shifting Paradigms? Making the Move to Transgender Clinical Practices (2004)

Posted on Oct 24, 2013 in Book Chapters, Gender, Journals, Reviews

My chapter in the edited text Transsgender Subjectivities rated a paragraph from reviewer Karl Bryant.

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Letter to the Editor, The Journal of Sex Research (2002)

Posted on Oct 22, 2013 in Gender, Journals, Letters

Dr. Robinson writes that the various points we made about the Standards are unsubstantiated. This is not true; with one exception, our reference section contains citations which corroborate our various points. The exception is our assertion that the Standards place restrictions on access to body-altering medical treatment “without empirical evidence that such restrictions are necessary or even advisable”. We are not sure just what source we could have cited to confirm this lack of data. We believe the burden of proof here is on HBIGDA and Dr. Robinson. Where are the data?

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Letter to the Editor, Psychiatric Times (1994)

Posted on Oct 21, 2013 in Gender, Journals, Letters

It’s very like the old Sufi parable of the blind men and the elephant, but with all of the blind men standing in the same spot, experiencing the same part of the elephant. Until outdated notions about crossdressing and transsexualism are discarded, we’re never going to see the elephant

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Electrolysis in Transsexual Women: A Retrospective Look at Frequency of Treatment in Four Cases (1997)

Posted on May 12, 2013 in Book Chapters, Gender, Journals, Research

This study is, so far as I am aware, the only empirical study of electrolysis in transsexuals.

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Letter to the Editor, Archives of Sexual Behavior (1993)

Posted on May 10, 2013 in Gender, Journals, Letters

©1993 by Dallas Denny Source: Dallas Denny. (1993). Letter to the editor. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 22(2), 169-171. When I read Charles...

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Preschool Children’s Performance on Two Measures of Emotional Expressiveness Compared to Teacher Ratings (1982)

Posted on May 10, 2013 in Journals, Psychology, Research

©1982, 2013 by Dallas Denny, Lynneda J. Denny, James O. Rust, and Taylor & Francis, Inc. Source: Dallas Denny, Lynneda J. Denny, &...

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Effects of Prey Movement and Prey Odor on Feeding in Garter Snakes (1983)

Posted on May 5, 2013 in Ethology, Journals

This paper, published in the German ethology journal Zeitscrhift fürTierpsychologie, is based upon my master’s thesis at the University of Tennessee. I volunteered second authorship to my advisor, Gordon Burghardt, because he put in considerable work on the published version.

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Effect of Tongue Removal on the Feeding of an Adult Garter Snake, Thamnophis Sirtalis (1977).

Posted on Apr 27, 2013 in Ethology, Journals

In my first year in an experimental psychology graduate program at the University of Tennessee Dr. Gordon Burghardt gave me and another first-year student a pair of precision Japanese motors and told us to do something with them. From that came several journal articles and my master’s thesis.

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You’re Strange and We’re Wonderful (1994)

Posted on Apr 3, 2013 in Book Chapters, Gender, Journals, Magazines

With its newly-found voice, the transgender community will no longer tolerate colonization by the gay community. People like Billy Tipton, Radclyffe Hall, and Joan of Arc are being reclaimed as transgendered—queer, but not gay. And it’s clear it’s a reclamation and not a revision, for they were stolen from the transgender community, which wants them back. And make no mistake about it: the murmur of today will be a roar tomorrow.

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Transgender in the United States: A Brief Discussion (1999)

Posted on Mar 29, 2013 in Gender, Journals

Transgender then, is not only a new term, but an alternate way of looking at gender. Transgender sensibility blends elements of feminist and queer and deconstructionist theory to posit that male and female genders are not natural categories, but are socially constructed and vary from culture to culture and over time within cultures.

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Walk a Mile in My Shoes (1982)

Posted on Mar 23, 2013 in Developmental Disabilities, Journals, Magazines

Throughout that evening the vans and station wagons trickled back in. They discharged the ride-weary but happy individuals who were eager to try out new ideas, programs, and projects they had seen in operation.

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Halfway to Where? Why Halfway Houses for Transsexual People Aren’t a Good Idea (1993)

Posted on Nov 14, 2011 in Gender, Journals

Rather than dream of transsexual halfway houses, we should focus on helping those transsexual men and women who are already in society to stay there by serving as advocates and educators rather than as landlords.

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Rachel and Me (2000)

Posted on Nov 5, 2011 in Gender, Journals, Reviews

Gender: An Ethnomethodological Approach is a work which has aged well. Unfortunately, it remains largely unknown to medical professionals and is under-referenced in the medical literature of transsexualism. It should be required reading for every clinician who works with transsexual and transgendered people.

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Changing Models of Transsexualism (2004)

Posted on Nov 2, 2011 in Book Chapters, Gender, History, Journals

The transgender model has opened a middle ground that was not possible under the medical model it replaced. Before about 1990, transgendered persons were expected to declare themselves to be crossdressers, who were not expected to seek sex reassignment; or transsexuals, who were expected to and who came under pressure from peers when they didn’t.

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A Selective Bibliography of Transsexualism (2002)

Posted on Nov 2, 2011 in Bibliographies, Gender, Journals

Under the new transgender model, transsexuals were not mentally ill men and women whose misery could be alleviated only by sex reassignment, but rather emotionally healthy individuals whose expression of gender was not constrained by societal expectations. Instead, the pathology was shifted from the gender-nonconformist to a society which cannot tolerate difference.

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The Girl With No Name (1992)

Posted on Oct 31, 2011 in Gender, Journals, Magazines

… and the girl-with-no-name was dismembered as effectively as if we had cut her up and thrown her chunk by bleeding chunk from a speeding car on a moonless summer night.

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Review, Two Transsexual Autobiographies (1993-1994)

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 in Gender, Journals, Reviews

…the reader is left not with a sense that they made the correct decision, but a conviction that they rushed headlong into something the consequences of which they were just beginning to understand at press time.

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Review of Stephanie Castle, Feelings (1991)

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 in Gender, Journals, Reviews

Once I was able to concede to myself that Ms. Castle had written the book she had written, and not the book I wished she had written, I was able to settle down and enjoy it.

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Review of Claudine Griggs, Passage Through Trinidad (1995)

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 in Gender, Journals, Reviews

It’s as if their disgust with their male genitals carries over to their new female ones. It’s not surprising to me, as there’s no particular reason to believe, the transexual mythos notwithstanding, that a lifetime of distancing oneself from one’s genitals will be miraculously cured by a three hour surgical procedure.

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Review of Joanne Meyerowitz, How Sex Changed (2002)

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 in Gender, Journals, Reviews

I was prepared to dislike JoAnne Meyerowitz’ How Sex Changed, for its title suggested it was a work I would have liked to have written: a history of transsexualism in the United States. From the first page, though, I found myself absorbed.

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Review of Jason Cromwell, Transmen & FTMs (1999)

Posted on Sep 29, 2011 in Gender, Journals, Reviews

When anthropologists turn their attention to contemporary Western culture and, in particular, to subjects studied by Western social scientists, it would behoove social scientists to pay attention.

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Review of Tracie O’Keefe & Katrina Fox (Eds.), Finding the Real Me (2004)

Posted on Sep 29, 2011 in Gender, Journals, Reviews

A Chorus of Transgender Voices

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