by Daniel A. Kaufman
I talk with Helen Joyce, British editor of The Economist, about her new book: Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality (Simon & Schuster).
5:00 The overall aim of Helen’s new book. 11:20 The history and evolution of our conception of being transgender. 27:30 The current conception of being transgender, and how we got here. 35:30 “Non-binary” identification and the changing conception of civil rights activism. 43:40 The impact of “living online,” the idea of “self-madeness,” and the role of American culture. 52:15 Transhumanist elements / youth impact / de-transition. 59:00 Identitarianism and civil rights movements. 1:03 Predictions: In the UK things will get better. In the US things will get worse.