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Always endangered, never extinct: Exploring contemporary butch lesbian identity in the UK - ScienceDirect
paper by Finn Mackay
Will become paywalled eventually, so note that I'd also downloaded the PDF version onto my phone.
butch  identity  research  2019 
june 2019 by UnchartedWorlds
The war on ‘prediabetes’ could be a boon for pharma—but is it good medicine? | Science | AAAS
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A 2011 study in JAMA examined health outcomes in women living in stressful, low-income housing projects who had been randomized into three groups: One got a voucher for better housing and help moving, one a voucher for moving to any area without help, and a control group got neither. Women who got the most housing assistance suffered the least obesity and diabetes—over 20 years, about 15% had become diabetic, compared with 20% in the control group.
health  research  housing 
june 2019 by UnchartedWorlds
Epistemic injustice in psychiatry | BJPsych Bulletin | Cambridge Core
from a different paper, referring to this paper:
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For an example of a particularly epistemic identity-based prejudice, think of the testimonial injustice faced by those with mental illness, whose testimony is often dismissed out of hand, even when reliable, on the basis that they are mentally ill (see Crichton, Carel, and Kidd 2017 Crichton, P., H. Carel, and I. J. Kidd. 2017. “Epistemic Injustice in Psychiatry.” BJPsych Bulletin 41 (2): 65–70. doi:10.1192/pb.bp.115.050682.[Crossref], [PubMed], [Web of Science ®], , [Google Scholar]).
communication  mental_illness  research  justice  prejudice  ethics 
june 2019 by UnchartedWorlds
Daphna Joel and the Limits of Cis – Trans Dichotomies – Silly Ol You
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a cis-trans binary focused on identification as a gender not typically associated with the gender assigned at birth is incoherent because it obscures the reality of identification: many “cis” individuals would be classified as bigender under nearly all definitions of bigender, and many would be classified as agender.
trans  cis  research 
june 2019 by UnchartedWorlds
Constructing and enforcing "authentic" identity online: Facebook, real names, and non-normative identities | Haimson | First Monday
lots of interesting stuff.
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Facebook tends to respond to reports of harassment or abuse much more slowly than it does when one user flags another as “fake” (MacAulay and Moldes, 2016).
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For Zuckerberg, then, both safety and findability converge in their dependence on a transparent “real identity” model. Discursively speaking, this characterization leaves little room for alternative conceptions of safety that may hinge on obscurity or invisibility — strategies that are often employed by those with marginalized or non-normative identities (like trans people) or those managing risks of physical and emotional danger if found (like abuse survivors). Zuckerberg’s discourse reveals how the tensions and problems caused by Facebook’s real name policy are not accidental or fluke oversights, but a natural extension of a site rooted in an administrative conception of identity and that equates a kind of visibility (findability) and a simple, singular, fact-based presentation with safety.
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The page states that “Facebook’s real name requirement creates a safer environment,” and echoes the explanation from the “What names are allowed on Facebook” page with slightly revised language: “People connect on Facebook using their authentic identities.” Here, people using names that Facebook may not consider authentic are posited as not only fake but also as unsafe and violating the privacy and community standards of the broader Facebook community. Thus, real name policies and enforcement of Facebook’s notion of authenticity goes further than marginalizing certain users, and further characterizes them as a security threat.
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the conflicts generated by the site’s policies are not an accident, but the natural result of a site that ties authenticity to visibility and safety in precarious ways.
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facebook  research  2016  privacy  identity 
may 2019 by UnchartedWorlds
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