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Lionel Shriver is wrong—gender matters

I'm a transgender woman—and having a clearly defined identity helps

By Abigail Maxwell  

Participants take part in the London LGBTQ Parade.

This piece is a response to Lionel Shriver’s piece in our May issue: “Gender—good for nothing”

I was at a party at the weekend, sitting in my friend’s garden in the sunshine, when Cassie, who is four, asked, “Is that a boy?” I have a stock answer to that question: “Some would say yes, some would say no. I say, ‘I am Abigail.’” Before I could…

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