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Transgender Athletes: A Discussion with Travers

An interview with Travers, Professor of Sociology at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia. Professor Travers is an expert on transgender issues in society, and most of our talk was focused on trans inclusion/exclusion in sports. Also discussed: intersex athletes, the social construction of both gender and sex, Title IX, and children’s lived experiences navigating gendered expectations.

If you’d like to learn more about Travers’ work, you can visit their webpage here:

Songs include:

“Moving to Brussels” by Bhi Bhiman

“Eye on You” by Bhi Bhiman

“Allocate” by Damien Jurado

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Men are men as born women are women as born that’s it. Two genders everyone one else belongs in an asylum

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