Suggested Rules for Non-Transsexuals Writing about Transsexuals, Transsexuality, Transsexualism, or Trans ____.

Still under construction. Dig we must. Sorry about the formatting and colors.

Written by Jacob Hale, with thanks to Talia Bettcher, Dexter D. Fogt, Judith Halberstam, and Naomi Scheman. Note that the list refers to transsexuality rather than to transgender per se. However, many items also apply to non-transgendered researchers writing about transgender, as well as to trans-folk writing across trans-trans differences.

Naomi Scheman, "Queering the Center by Centering the Queer"; in Diana T. Meyers, ed., Feminists Rethink the Self. Boulder: Westview Press, forthcoming.

Sandy Stone, The Empire Strikes Back: A Posttranssexual Manifesto, in Camera Obscura 26; also in Straub and Epstein (eds): Body Guards; Routledge 1991.

Bernice L. Hausman, Changing Sex: Transsexualism, Technology, and the Idea of Gender. Durham: Duke University Press, 1995.

Last updated 5 January 1997 in the Second Age. Last updated 16 January 2006 in the Third Age. Last updated 18 November 2009 in the Third Age. Thanks to Ulrica Engdahl and Katherine Harrison for organizing the conference "Transgender Studies and Theories: Building Up the Field in a Nordic Context", and pointing out more copy errors in this document.

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