Gender Dysphoria and the Military: Watching the Manning Case

Introduction to Women's Studies

We won’t be discussing transgender issues until later in the semester, but if you’re at all interested this side of gender theory you might find the case of Chelsea Manning, formerly Bradley Manning, interesting.

Here is NPR’s evolving coverage of the former Army private’s request to be recognized as a female, and what this means for her as a transwoman who will be entering military detention at an all male facility.

These articles also show some of the issues involved in reporting on trans people.

Bradley Manning: ‘I Am a Female,’ Call Me Chelsea.

NPR Issues New Guidance On Manning’s Gender Identity

Manning Would Pay for Hormone Therapy, Lawyer Says

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