Natacha’s talk at TRED 2011. The bulk of this presentation is a witty response to Az Hakeem’s 2010 paper Deconstructing Gender in Trans-Gender Identities. Natacha herself deconstructs three central arguments present within the paper:
1) Trans people can be prevented from having genital reassignment surgery through group therapy.
2) Gender is becoming less rigid for cis people but more rigid for trans people.
3) Sex is “real” and scientifically verifiable, whereas gender is not.
The talk concludes with a brief reflection upon the work of Kenneth Zucker and the “normality” of trans and intersex phenomena.