B Lee Aultman (CUNY) and Paisley Currah (Brooklyn): Politics Outside the Law: Transgender Lives and the Challenge of Legibility. Nina Hagel (Bates): Alternative Authenticities: Thinking Transgender Without Essence. Rachel McKinnon (Charleston): Allies Behaving Badly: Gaslighting as Epistemic Injustice. Eliza Steinbock (Leiden): Framing Stigma in Trans* Mediascapes: How Does it Feel to be a Problem? Terry S. Kogan (Utah): Public Restrooms and the Distorting of Transgender Identity. Stephen Rushin (Loyola) and Jenny E. Carroll (Alabama): Bathroom Laws As Status Crimes. Non-binary gender is affirmed in new legislation pending in states across the country. You can download The Transgender Studies Reader 2, ed. Susan Stryker and Aren Z. Aizura (2013).

Military transgender ban to begin within 6 months, memo says. Trump’s transgender ban in military will focus on new enlistments. White House finds solution to transgender military ban: Delay, then let Mattis decide.


From the Journal of Political Philosophy, Amia Srinivasan (UCL): The Aptness of Anger. Russia’s attacks on democracy aren’t only a problem for America — and that’s a problem for skeptics of Russian meddling. How Alan Dershowitz went from Hillary donor to Trump’s attack dog on Russia. “My Europe is measured in train time”: Daniel Judt on his father Tony Judt, as historian and passenger. Harry Enten on how fake polls are a real problem. Here’s the biggest study yet on the differences between male and female brains. The universe doesn’t care about your “purpose” — but you do, and you should. A mad world: Capitalism and the rise of mental illness. The introduction to Aftershocks: Great Powers and Domestic Reforms in the Twentieth Century by Seva Gunitsky.


From Congressional Research Service, a report on Domestic Terrorism: An Overview. Caroline Mala Corbin (Miami): “Terrorists are Always Muslim But Never White”: At the Intersection of Critical Race Theory and Propaganda. America has a long tradition of racist mob violence: Charlottesville was just one in a long line of incidents of large-scale, organized white terrorism. Laundered violence: Jedediah Purdy on law and protest in Durham. German Lopez on the battle over Confederate statues, explained. We don’t erase history by pulling statues down — we do it by putting them up. Michael Barbaro interviews Derek Black, a former white nationalist and a godson of David Duke.

Trump’s white supremacist economic agenda: His infrastructure proposals were eclipsed by the controversy in Charlottesville — but they have more in common than you might think. Remember this: Paul Ryan is pandering to neo-Nazis. How YouTube became the worldwide leader in white supremacy. Linguistic data analysis of 3 billion Reddit comments shows the alt-Right is getting stronger. Why do white supremacists hate Jews? Because we Jews can fight them. There is no comparison between white supremacists and Black Lives Matter. Racism is part of the Trump family DNA: Jon Wiener interviews Eric Foner on white nationalists, neo-Confederates, and Donald Trump. Trump wants to lead a race war.

Trump’s “God whisperer” Paula White says resisting him is an affront to God. Lucien Greaves: “I’m a founder of the Satanic Temple. Don’t blame Satan for white supremacy”.

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