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.
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  • 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...
  • WTF, WPATH?
    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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