Philosophical Problems With the Gender-Critical Feminist Argument Against Trans Inclusion

  title={Philosophical Problems With the Gender-Critical Feminist Argument Against Trans Inclusion},
  author={Aleardo Zanghellini},
  journal={SAGE Open},
The Reform of the Gender Recognition Act: Government Consultation (2018) catalyzed a heated debate on transgender rights and trans inclusion in the United Kingdom. I start by explaining what the reforms to the U.K. system of gender recognition propose, why gender-critical feminists oppose them, and how other feminist academics have responded to their arguments. I then offer a more detailed philosophical critique of gender-critical trans-exclusionary feminist arguments. I argue that the gender… 

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