Alice Dreger’s book recounts many instances of shooting the messenger, when scientists were persecuted for research findings that activists found objectionable. Social justice matters, but it should rely on science and reality, not ideology.
Harriet Hall on July 28, 2020
Alice Dreger is an academic historian who has been active in supporting those with intersex and other anomalies of sexual development and who has strongly opposed surgery on infants with ambiguous genitalia done only to make them conform to society’s idea of “proper” appearance and gender roles. She has been unfairly attacked and even called transphobic, which is ironic in view of her strong support of transsexual people. […]