by Daniel A. Kaufman
Kathleen Stock (Sussex) and I discuss Kathleen’s new book, “Material Girls: Why Reality Matters for Feminism.” Among other things, we talk the implications of switching our focus from Sex to Gender Identity, why Sex remains essential, and the impact of gender identity politics on the gay and lesbian community.
4:02 – The current state of affairs, vis a vis sex and gender. Focus is on the UK. 9:23 – On Material Girls’ overall aim. 13:52 – The dramatic, recent increase in young people identifying as trans. 20:14 – How we got here. Second Wave Feminism and Queer Theory. 32:03 – Why Sex matters. Medicine. Athletics. 41:59 – We discuss several different conceptions of gender identity. 58:26 – A philosophical analysis of gender concepts. 1:04:05 – Sex and Natural Kinds 1:10:07 – Gay and Lesbian concerns.