Academic exploitation of sex and gender minorities

A major social paradigm shift is now occurring in which increasing numbers of people reject the pathologization of gender variance. As we look back at those involved in the effort to stigmatize trans and intersex people as being disordered, we see that most are in their 40s or older – with only a dwindling handful of protegés clinging to their outmoded ideology.

In 2003, I created an earlier version of this graphic, based on information as it was coming in. Since that time, the concept of social networking has entered the mainstream lexicon and is more easily achieved through software innovations. Below is a streamlined two-dimensional representation from 2010 of key figures in the academic pathologization of sex and gender minorities.

Key figures

  • Paul McHugh
  • Ken Zucker †
  • Ray Blanchard † *
  • Richard Green
  • Susan Bradley †
  • J. Michael Bailey † * –

Other academics

  • Kurt Freund †
  • James Cantor †
  • Meredith Chivers † –
  • Steven Pinker *
  • David Buss *
  • Lee Ellis * 
  • Simon LeVay
  • Richard Pillard
  • Alan Sanders –
  • Khytam Dawood –
  • Dean Hamer
  • Seth Roberts
  • Colette Chiland
  • Janice Raymond
  • Alice Dreger –
  • Germaine Greer (link) 
  • Susan Mineka –
  • Jon Meyer
  • George Rekers
  • Susan Coates
  • Gerulf Rieger –
  • Elizabeth Latty –
  • Martin Kafka
  • NARTH
  • Joan Linsenmeier –
  • Domenico di Ceglie

Media apologists

  • Steve Sailer *
  • John Derbyshire *
  • Dan Seligman *
  • Jim Marks
  • Benedict Carey (link) 
  • Duncan Osborne
  • Barbara Kline Pope
  • Stephen Mautner

Trans apologists

  • Anne Lawrence †
  • Maxine Petersen †
  • Denise Tree
  • Heike Spreitzer
  • Cheryl Chase
  • Willow Arune
  • Lisanne Anderson
  • Hontas Farmer (link) 
  • Anjelica Kieltyka –
  • Jenn Ross †

Key

† Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
* Human Biodiversity Institute
– Northwestern University

Networking tools

The following programs are helpful for anyone looking at academic logrolling and nepotism from a networking standpoint.

  • http://unison.sleonard.co.uk/
  • http://visone.info/docs/firststeps/index
  • http://vlado.fmf.uni-lj.si/pub/networks/pajek/
  • http://socnetv.sourceforge.net/
  • http://infovis-wiki.net/index.php?title=2007-10-27:_Skyrails:_Social_Network_Visualisation_System
  • http://live.gnome.org/Dia/Download
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Valdis Krebs’ InFlow