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Why Are Trans Women Penalized For Body Fantasies Everyone Has?

By Noah Berlatsky

“Autogynephilia” is an ugly word that is supposed to describe an ugly mental state. The term was developed by sexologist Ray Blanchard to classify what he saw as a specific type of “transgender” woman — those who were sexually aroused by the idea of having a female body. For Blanchard, the identity of these “transgender” women was built on…

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Noah Berlatsky

Noah Berlatsky

Bylines at NBC Think, The Verge, CNN, the Atlantic. Author of Chattering Class War and Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism.https://www.patreon.com/noahberlatsky

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