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transsexualism

the belief that dislocations between sex and gender can be remedied by a surgical restructuring of the sex organs. Radical feminists have been critical of this belief and the associated practices of the ‘Transsexual Empire’. From this perspective transsexualism is primarily concerned with ‘artifactual femaleness’ and arises from an ideology fraught with normative assumptions (see J. Raymond, The Transsexual Empire, 1980).
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Recent research identified a significant link between transsexualism and criminality, suggesting transsexual inmates are up to 10 times more likely to have committed multiple offenses in the general population (Peterson, Stephens, Dickey, & Lewis, 1996).
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