Trans Formations in the Vatican’s War on “Gender Ideology”

  title={Trans Formations in the Vatican’s War on “Gender Ideology”},
  author={Mary Anne Case},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={639 - 664}
  • M. Case
  • Published 15 February 2019
  • History
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
This essay traces the Vatican’s decades-long, worldwide, multifront war on what it has come to call “gender ideology” from its very recent incarnation in Donald Trump’s United States back through its origins in the past century, highlighting the central role that concerns about transgender rights have always played for the two popes who have most directly shaped the contours of this war, Benedict XVI and Francis. Among the claims of the essay is that the conceptual apparatus behind the Vatican… 
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