Talk:J. Michael Bailey

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Would be nice if this "rational" article could demonstrate if there is any sound science demonstrating that female brains are born into to male bodies... instead of playing religious dogmatism... weird from a supposedly rational site...Northern atheist (talk) 08:25, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

I don't quite get the question. What would be the alternative? That people don't feel that way? That they aren't born with these feelings? That they are mentally ill? All of these points have been refuted by experts, otherwise these people would be treated with drugs, etc. to "cure" the feelings instead of hormone therapy, operations, etc. to change the body. What more do you expect? And actual XX brain in a XY body? --Irian (talk) 10:35, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
Why would it? Nothing in the article relies on that assumption. It just points out other academics in the field feel that Bailey's model is somewhat simplistic and outmoded. That's perfectly rational. In any case, 'female brains born into male bodies' is another overly simplistic model, far removed from the current state of research. Queexchthonic murmurings 10:38, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

--- Could someone give a better link or re-work the description of the last paragraph? From going through different pieces, Alice Dreger's name comes up a lot and looks like: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/21/health/psychology/21gender.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 she's an active participant in what's gone on around the book. I think the article reflects too much of her perspective, or could use more perspectives.