In this episode, Jill interviews Jennifer Hites-Thomas about her research regarding the ways technologies of discourse are employed to gatekeep access to surgical technologies for trans folk, while enabling access for cis folk. Examining the role discourse of authenticity plays, as well as pre-conceived notions of naturalness, Jennifer discusses how this gatekeeping is maintained, and what it might reveal about the social assumptions that exist regarding cis men.
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