Thanks Scott. The choice thing is an important thing to be nuanced about; I didn’t _choose_ to have the gender identity I do, but I _did_ choose to accept it and be out about it. Those are two really different things. What many people arguing about choice really mean is “People don’t have to accept and be out about it; they should go back into the closet and live with their feelings so we don’t have to deal with trans people’s destabillizing impact on sexist gender hierarchies and social institutions.”

Professor of programming + learning + design + justice at the University of Washington Information School. Trans; she/her. #BlackLivesMatter.