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Cathy Young vs. transgender people

Cathy Young is a writer and anti-transgender activist.


Yekaterina Jung was born on February 10, 1963 in Russia to Marina (born 1936) and Alexander Jung (1935–2011). Young’s family moved to the United States in 1980. Young became a naturalized US citizen in 1987 as Catherine Alicia Young and earned a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in 1988.

Young is a writer at The Bulwark, a cultural studies fellow at the Cato Institute, a columnist for Newsday, and a contributing editor to Reason.

Young has authored two books.


Young, Cathy (October 5, 2023). Toxic culture on the right or left is wrong. Newsday

Young, Cathy (May 18, 2023). Gender transition for children draws extreme views. Newsday

Young, Cathy (March 30, 2023). Gender Politics and the Nashville Shooting. The Cato Institute

Young, Cathy (February 16, 2023). Transgender rights is a complex topic. Newsday

Young, Cathy (June 21, 2022). Transgender rights require a more civil debate. Newsday

Young, Cathy (June 21, 2022). Dispatches from the (Trans)Gender Wars. Arc Digital

Young, Cathy (June 13, 2022). Do Ohio Republicans Really Want to Use Genital Exams to Ban Trans Athletes? The Bulwark

Young, Cathy (April 18, 2022). The Messy Politics of Teaching Gender. The Bulwark

Young, Cathy (December 24, 2021). The “Transgender Moment” Jumps the Shark. Arc Digital

Young, Cathy (Dec 26, 2019). Harry Potter and the Transgender Revolution.

Young, Cathy (June 12, 2015). The feminist transgender debate — and its blind spots. Boston Globe

Young, Cathy (June 12, 2015). Transgender rights & women’s rights. New York Daily News


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