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Aug 12, 2022

John and Maria discuss the Tavistock centre (a gender clinic) in north London being forced to close due to multiple lawsuits. They also muse over Serena Williams' recent announcement to quit tennis so that she can focus on her family, particularly examining the way it's culturally framed as being a burden. Concluding by...


Aug 12, 2022

A new California bill would require that youth receive so-called “gender affirming care” … even if it means removing them from the custody of their parents to do so.  If passed, SB 107 would, according to the California Family Council, “empower California courts to take ‘temporary emergency jurisdiction’...


Aug 12, 2022

What would it be like to live only—and exclusively—in the present?  

Clive Wearing, a former musician for the BBC, is now the most famous amnesia patient in the world. In 1985, Clive suffered a severe fever that gave him both anterograde and retrograde amnesia. That means he can neither form new memories, nor...


Aug 11, 2022

According to new research, the link between depression and “chemical imbalances” in the brain could be less settled than previously thought.  

A leading theory as psychiatrists Mark Horowitz and Joanna Moncrieff write, “Our study shows that this view is not supported by scientific evidence.”  

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Aug 11, 2022

Particularly “in the L.G.B.T.Q. community, it’s not uncommon to find a substitute family, colloquially known as a chosen family,” Dani Blum recently wrote in an article in The New York Times. According to Blum, a “chosen family” refers to the “intense, intimate relationships … people form apart from...