BROADVIEW with Lisa Selin Davis

Lisa Selin Davis
A newsletter about where our ideas of "normal" for boys & girls, men & women come from, and how they shape private families and public policy. Speaking the unspeakable. Pro-complexity, mess, murk; anti-shutting down of ideas and questions.
Created 27 Jul 2020
  • To all you readers and subscribers...
    25 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 1
    Dear people who’ve been reading what I write here: This week’s post had record typos, which I’ve corrected, and I’ll be adding tidbits to this gender debate cheat-sheet as I’m able. I would love to go...
  • Here's [Some of] What Everyone Needs to Know about Kids and the Gender Debate
    22 Nov 2021 • 11 min read • 12 24
    This post is free for all subscribers because I want you to be able to pass it around. But if you can afford to subscribe and help me keep writing about gender, I would really appreciate it. Subscribe...
  • Gender Dopesick
    09 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 5 4
    Flickr/creative commons My husband and I have been watching the Hulu series Dopesick, a partially-fictionalized version of the non-fiction book that chronicled the OxyContin crisis, and the Sackler fa...
  • Loudon County Redux
    07 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 5 5
    creative commons/flickr Last week, New York Times opinion columnist Michelle Goldberg wrote about what had gone down in Loudon County. The Right had run away with a story, she noted, about a girl vict...
  • "The Fallacy of the Middle Ground"
    29 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 24 9
    creative commons usage/cbs58 As many of you know, last week the Archives of Sexual Behavior published a new study by Lisa Littman, “Individuals Treated for Gender Dysphoria with Medical and/or Surgica...
  • What We Should Learn from Loudon County
    20 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 7 2
    creative commons/Platformspace UPDATE: Since I wrote this there have been significant updates in this case, and it’s clear that I, like many people, didn’t have the full story. In fact, it’s pretty ha...
    13 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 14 5
    If you are reading the unpaid version of this, thanks! Here’s a break on the paid version! Get 20% off for 1 year Yesterday, I wrote a post called “It’s All True.” Some people reached out to me to rem...
  • It's All True
    11 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 11 2
    Thanks for reading my Substack. If you don’t already, please consider subscribing, since I’m now a media heretic. Subscribe now Photo: Publicdomainvectors “If you’re getting death threats, you’re doin...
  • The New York Times Abandons Women
    03 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Thank you for reading BROADVIEW. If you have not already, please consider a paid subscription, which supports my ability to keep covering subjects the media is mostly ignoring, and also funds my selt…...
  • Maybe We Should [Not] Talk About Pronouns?
    24 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 10 1
    [Photo from, interestingly enough, Religion News Service/Creative Commons license] Here’s the scene: It’s the first day of summer camp, and the seven- to nine-year-old kids are assembled in a circle a...
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