Our Writers

From Britain and Ireland to America and Australia, our regular columnists bring you news and analysis from across the world.

It’s hard to know what information to trust these days – and even more so when it comes to gender. It’s a heightened and fraught topic: one person’s science is another person’s “fake news”.

In America in particular, accusations of left-wing and right-wing bias are tossed around like confetti. We’re committed to serving both sides of the partisan divide. With our regular writers, we offer views from the thinking person’s left and the thinking person’s right.

We’re interested in hearing a plurality of views – and we think you should be, too.

Bartosch Bites, by Jo Bartosch

Jo Bartosch is a widely published journalist with a specialist interest in women’s rights. She has been published in The Critic, Spiked, The Telegraph and The Independent, among other outlets.

A Therapist in Exile, by James Esses

James is a trainee psychotherapist and co-founder of the group Thoughtful Therapists. He is currently bringing a high-profile case for discrimination, after he was expelled from his Masters’ degree for speaking out about concerns about medicalising children with gender dysphoria. James previously practised as a Criminal Barrister and has also held various roles within the Civil Service, specialising in crime and justice.

A View from the Overton Window, by Candice Jackson

Candice Jackson is an American lawyer and government official. She served as Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Strategic Operations and Outreach in the Office for Civil Rights, and as Deputy General Counsel of the Department of Education. Candice’s observations on “sex versus gender” issues can be followed on Twitter: @cejacksonlaw

Ask Dr. Julia, by Julia Mason MD

Dr. Julia Mason has been a pediatrician for over 25 years, primarily in private practice, but also as a hospitalist and urgent care provider.  She has a Master’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences and a special interest in ADHD and its management. She was pulled into the pediatric transition medicine debate in 2018, the same year the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a non-evidence based position statement on care of the gender dysphoric child.

Home Thoughts from a Broad, by Anne Marie Scanlon

Anne Marie Scanlon has been a writer and journalist for over two decades. Her work has been published in national newspapers and magazines in Ireland, the UK, and the United States. She has had one book published and contributed to several more. Anne Marie has also appeared on TV and radio on stations including RTÉ, the BBC and ITV. For more information, visit www.amscanlon.com, or see Anne Marie on Twitter @amscanlon.

I’m Watson, by Sinéad Watson

Sinéad Watson is a 30-year-old detransitioned woman from Scotland who underwent medical transition between 2015-2019. Her personal experience of having been evaluated, diagnosed and treated at a gender clinic has given her some insights into the process that others may not have.

Dispatches from Down Under, by the Anonymous Australians

The “Anonymous Australians” are a small collective of parents of gender-questioning kids. They campaign for better healthcare for young people with gender incongruence.

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