Welcome to Grrl on Grrl’s very first BONUS EPISODE, featuring deleted clips from Emily Williams’ interview (which you can listen to here)! In this bonus episode, we’ll talk about Emily’s changing psychosexuality pre- and post-transition, how science can help or hinder the exploration of gender and sexuality, and general science talk.
Thank you to Emily Williams for getting very personal with me. She continues to get real personal at her blog Genderpunk.net and in her music project Axis Evil, so don’t forget to check those out.
- Going public with her blog Genderpunk.net: “Brace yourself!” and exploring her psychosexuality
- How does the patriarchy and societal expectation shape our sexuality?
- Gynephilic -> bisexual
- Estrogen expanding emotional range
- June’s initial incredulous reaction to reading about this in Julia Serano’s book Whipping Girl
- Gender and sex as a social construct and biological – “And I’ll keep claiming that until I come up with a better idea.”
- Combining scientific approach and personal narrative
- “I don’t have the data to write a solely scientific book.”
- Science used as validation for experience but then as gatekeeper
- “I don’t need a scientist to tell me I’m trans.”
- Pitfalls of scientific method and how that will affect researching sex, gender, and sexuality
- The differences between scientist (academic) and engineer (making an actual product)