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The Pope’s Mess

Ross Douthat, in his new book, To Change the Church, looks at Pope Francis’s pontificate, examining both the missed opportunities and the ongoing search for a new, stable synthesis.

Parsing the “T”

No one familiar with the relevant literature denies that gender dysphoria is real, or that the formation of gender identity is sometimes a complicated and tortuous business. But, like the rest of the “LGBT” phenomenon, the “T” has become thoroughly politicized, indeed weaponized.

Judge Who Removed Trans Teen From Parents Highlights What’s At Stake

The Ohio case is not a ‘slam dunk’ validation of adolescent transgender transition or of gender experts, but neither is it good news for parents: it foreshadows a troubling future in which teens will be allowed to decide (without parental consent) to pursue gender transitions.

Puberty Suppression and FGM

We are living in the midst of a rage for sexual mutability and rising numbers of children are reporting cross-sex identification. Before resorting to dire and irreversible “treatments” on otherwise healthy children, we ought to remove our own cultural blinders.

Rendering the Sexed Body Legally Invisible: How Transgender Law Hurts Women

The gross misappropriation of executive power to utterly remake the meaning of very basic legal terms threatens not only the structure of our government, it threatens the rule of law itself. This distortion of legal language is a particular threat to laws concerning women.

The Supreme Court Has Legalized Same-Sex Marriage: Now What?

Religious liberty — and even the common understanding of the “nature of things” — is on shaky ground after Obergefell.

Jailhouse Feminism

Feminism is not a juggernaut of defiant liberationists successfully playing offense. It is instead a terribly deformed but profoundly felt protective reaction to the sexual revolution itself.