Ep#178 - Helen Joyce - Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality


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This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) welcomes author and journalist Helen Joyce (HJoyceGender). They discuss Helen’s new book ‘Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality’.

0:00 Intro 6:47 Start of Interview 6:58 About Helen Joyce 8:13 How do you define yourself politically? 11:55 Why the focus on this issue? 14:54 Genuine concerns about transphobia 18:46 Is sex binary? How many genders are there? 21:17 What do you make of recent ‘transracial’ stories? 25:54 Did Helen get Richard Dawkins ‘cancelled’ by American Humanists? 33:38 How do we make this issue less partisan? 34:32 Religion, atheism and the ‘atheist movement’. 35:37 Reporting of violent crime and the data 40:58 How crime statistics are recorded by gender 46:43 Female only spaces and safety: PureGym and the Wi Spa controversy 52:35 Transwomen competing in women’s sports, Laurel Hubbard 57:55 Misgendering—consciously and by accident. What is expected? 1:01:48 Peer and social contagion.

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