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I believe in equal rights for all 24 genders. Sacha Baron Cohen, Who is America? III, Nira, Channel 4 2018
In order to approximate those shapes and attitudes which are considered normal and desirable, both sexes deform themselves, justifying the process by referring to the primary, genetic difference between the sexes. But of forty-eight chromosomes only one is different: on this difference we base a complete separation of male and female, pretending as it were that all forty-eight were different. Germaine Greer, The Female Eunuch
To talk about people being intrinsically evil by changing gender is rather disturbing. Christina Beardsley, Church of England minister, televised interview
There is no theological objection to someone changing gender. ibid.
For Christians to argue it is against God’s will to be transgender – I just think it’s ridiculous. ibid.
Gender is probably the most restricting force in American life. Gloria Steinem
I don’t think people should have boundaries put on them, by themselves or society or another gender, because it’s our birthright to experience life in whatever way we feel best suits us. Hilary Swank
Creating whole departments of ethnic, gender, and other ‘studies’ was part of the price of academic peace. All too often, these ‘studies’ are about propaganda rather than serious education. Thomas Sowell
Women have a much better time than men in this world; there are far more things forbidden to them. Oscar Wilde
I have not lived as a woman. I have lived as a man. I’ve just done what I damn well wanted to, and I’ve made enough money to support myself, and ain’t afraid of being alone. Katharine Hepburn
Neither male nor female but somewhere in between. For centuries people have crossed the line that separates male from female – sometimes for power, to save themselves from insanity, or to find true love. They’ve often risked everything for the sake of being who they truly are. Strange Rituals: Beyond Sex s1e2, H2 2016
How do you know your gender? Do you see yourself as male, female, or somewhere in between? Millions of people around the world do not associate with the gender they were assigned at birth. And they want to do something about it. Horizon: Being Transgender, BBC 2017
As much as 40% of transgender people have attempted suicide. ibid.
For decades scientists have been trying to uncover whether gender has a biological basis. ibid.
Boy or Girl: it’s the eternal question. But that question may have more than two answers. Science is finding the line between male and female bodies is blurred. Morgan Freeman’s Through the Wormhole s7e3: Are There More than Two Sexes? Science 2016
What do you see when you look at me? Do you see a woman? … Now, as I take an extreme final step in my own transition, I want to explore views on what it means to be a woman. And why how we define ourselves has become so controversial. What Makes a Woman? Channel 4 2018
TERFS = Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists. ibid.