What’s Current: Male swimmer Lia Thomas discovered to have a fixation with autogynephilia


  • Lia Thomas, the male swimmer who won in the NCAA women’s swimming tournament in 2022, has been confirmed to be an autogynephile.
  • More than 200 New York Times contributors published an open letter claiming to have “serious concerns about editorial bias in the newspaper’s reporting on transgender, non⁠-⁠binary, and gender nonconforming people.” The complaint seems largely connected to an article by Emily Bazelon, titled, “The Battle Over Gender Therapy,” which acknowledges concerns about kids being fast-tracked into transitioning. Signatories of the letter include author Roxane Gay, actress Cynthia Nixon, and whistleblower Chelsea Manning.
  • The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) Language Project is urging the scientific community replace terms like “father” and “mother” with “parent,” “egg donor,” and “sperm donor.” The EEB, which includes scientists in the United States and Canada, includes a list of the “top 24 harmful terms” on their website, which includes man, woman, mother, father, primitive, invasive and “survival of the fittest.”
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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist from Vancouver, BC. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, Quillette, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and is now exiled in Mexico with her very photogenic dog.