(De)trans visibility: moral panic in mainstream media reports on de/retransition

  title={(De)trans visibility: moral panic in mainstream media reports on de/retransition},
  author={Van Slothouber},
  journal={European Journal of English Studies},
  pages={89 - 99}
  • Van Slothouber
  • Published 2 January 2020
  • Sociology
  • European Journal of English Studies
ABSTRACT The current increase in the visibility of trans people in the media has been accompanied by a backlash in the form of an increased deployment of narratives of ‘sex change regret’ or ‘de/retransition.’ Through analysing mainstream media articles from 2015–2018, this paper identifies and discusses three main themes detected in discussions of de/retransition. First, the articles claim that the social and political climate has become too accepting of trans identities and, thus, any… 
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