a transphobic NYT
I am disgusted by the NYT’s headline and the framing of this article. I had read the association’s statement when it was published, and it made a key effort to highlight that the cancelled panel was different because: “It commits one of the cardinal sins of scholarship — it assumes the truth of the proposition that it sets out to prove, namely, that sex and gender are simplistically binary, and that this is a fact with meaningful implications for the discipline.”
The #NYTimes makes no reference to this anywhere. (It simply skips the second paragraph to quote partly from the third, where the association points out that eugenics was a thing.)
This is kind the transphobia that permeates the NYT and makes me lose respect for what should be a proud institution.
Monday October 9, 2023