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Michael Shermer vs. transgender people

Michael Shermer is an American writer and anti-transgender activist. He has devoted considerable space for anti-trans views in his publication Skeptic and podcast The Michael Shermer Show.


Michael Brant Shermer was born September 8, 1954 in Los Angeles, California.

Shermer earned a bachelor’s degree form Pepperdine in 1976 and a master’s degree in psychology from California State University, Fullerton in 1978. He got involved in competitive cycling during this time.

He earned a doctorate in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology from Claremont Graduate University in 1991. He helped found the Skeptics Society in 1991. He has taught at Glendale Community College, Occidental College, and Chapman University.

 For 18 years he was a monthly columnist for Scientific American. He has been dogged by accusations of sexual misconduct since 2013. He has produced and appeared in a number of television shows about science and pseudoscience.

Anti-transgender activism

He has promoted and published his own trans-skeptcial writings as well as those of other “gender critical” activists:


Shermer, Michael (July 8, 2022). What is a Woman, Anyway? Skeptic


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