Gender: A Wider Lens
Gender: A Wider Lens
147 - Can We Win the Gender Culture War in 2024?

147 - Can We Win the Gender Culture War in 2024?


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Happy 3-year anniversary to Gender: A Wider Lens! This episode marks the celebration of Sasha & Stella’s third year together sharing insightful conversations contemplating gender from a depth perspective.

From engaging listener comments, to memorable guests, to unforgettable aha moments, this episode is packed full. Sasha and Stella share their big takeaways from 2023 and reflect on the incredible journey since their first episode was released in 2020. They highlight some of the fan-favorite episodes from all three seasons, showcasing the evolution of the podcast, and they share about anticipated guests and topics planned for 2024.

In the spirit of festive celebration, Sasha and Stella open up about their own personal holiday traditions with a very special sign off offering listeners warm wishes for the holiday season and happy blessings in the new year.

Sasha and Stella will return from the holiday break with new episodes in February 2024.


The Cass Review | Interim Report - Independent Review of Gender Identity Services for Children and Young People

Use of Puberty Blockers Doubled Since NHS Clampdown 

(WPATH Files)

Bigger Picture Conference Denver: How WPATH Ends with Michael Shellenberger  

Wishing you all a merry and happy holiday season!!

Oriental Khalta Rice (the dish Sasha references) 

White Elephant Rules 

'Fairytale of New York' played at Shane MacGowan's funeral 

The Chieftains - Brian Boru's March (the song Stella plays on the flute) 

Order Our Book – When Kids Say They’re Trans: A Guide for Thoughtful Parents 

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2023 Top-5 Episodes:

Episode 109 — What If We Are All Wrong: A Mother’s Regret with Rose 

Episode 110 — Pathologizing Normal: The Lure of Identity Labels & Diagnoses 

Episode 104 — No Time to Think with Hannah Barnes: The Downfall of GIDS at the Tavistock 

Episode 112 — Jamie Reed: “Every Ethical Line I Drew Was Walked On… We Are Hurting People” 

Episode 101 - Michael Biggs on Puberty Blockers: From Curiosity to Exposé 

Other Popular Episodes:

Episode 1 - Trans: Identity vs Dysphoria 

Episode 2 - Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria

Episode 41 - Trans: A Conversation with Helen Joyce

Episode 132 - How To Have Impossible Conversations About Gender with Peter Boghossian 

Episode 118 - Prioritizing Expensive & Invasive Interventions: American Healthcare w/ Zhenya Abbruzzese 

Episode 99 — Detransitioned & Damaged by the Dutch Protocol: Teiresias 

Episode 93 — A Takedown of Gender Politics with Wesley Yang 

Episode 125 — From Gender Expert to Skeptical Dissenter with Sara Stockton

Episode 114 — The Dutch Protocol: A Deprivation of Sexual Development with Julia Mason and Stephen Levine 

Episode 115 — How Online Communities Shape Thought, Desire, and Doubt about Transition: with Eliza Mondegreen 

Episode 116 — Identity Politics vs. The Pursuit of Knowledge with Dr. Michael Bailey 

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Gender: A Wider Lens
Gender: A Wider Lens
Therapists Stella O’Malley and Sasha Ayad explore diverse perspectives through a psychological lens, fostering open dialogue on gender identity, transition, and the transgender umbrella. Their work with gender dysphoric clients and unique experiences yield an informed outlook delving into gender's psychological nuances. Interviews with clinicians, academics, transgender individuals, parents, detransitioners, and others touched by gender provide varied insights and intimate inquiry into the taboo yet relevant topic.