In September 2015, I was honored to give the Constance Holden Memorial Address for Distinguished Science Journalism at the annual meeting of the International Society for Intelligence Research in New Mexico. I spoke to the group about how to protect yourself if you do research in politically dangerous areas.
The transgender activists who demanded and ultimately achieved the shut-down of Zucker’s CAMH clinic said that Zucker’s approach was full of stigma. That’s because he didn’t simply “gender affirm” every child that came by.
I often wonder, today, if I were still teaching undergraduates and teaching in the same way, would I be getting teaching awards, or have my ass hauled down to the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, told I’m not allowed to make students uncomfortable?
This is surely what terrorists have in common: using guns to blow out the brains of people whose ideas they don’t want around. When will we stop letting the Second Amendment terrorize the First?
At what point do we acknowledge that universities—even public universities—are becoming scientific temp agencies for industry?
The five stages of a “brave” women’s grief process: indignation; resignation; alienation; self-loathing; dependence.
I can’t continue to help develop “conversations” around “shared decision making” that allow decisions to be made that I believe violate the most basic rights of children born with intersex. Working from within was a major goal of our early intersex work—to get in the halls of medicine and change it from within. But the truth is that medicine has not really let in our most basic criticism, our most basic insight, and it looks as if it will not do so anytime soon.
"For his part, Eric characterized the story as a nuclear bomb."
Just after Galileo's Middle Finger came out, Chicago Tonight (WTTW) had me on to talk about the book. This was a live, nine-minute live interview with Eddie Arruza. He was a great interviewer--I didn't realize just how great until I watched it later.
Only in Shakespeare does someone rouse you with poetry when you’re in battle.