Here is my contribution to this podcast symposium; I’d like to add my thanks to Simon May for organizing this online event.
In a number of states and countries, transgender activists and scholars are challenging the rules and regulations for altering one’s sex status on official documents and records. In this presentation, I explore why each person must have an official or legal sex, and why these identities are subject to the control of our governments.
I include below links to an audio file, as well as presentation slides, with and without the same audio, so you can listen and read along at the same time. I also include a link to the text of my presentation. Lori Gruen’s helpful comments are linked below my text.