In this week’s episode I had the pleasure to sit down with Audra Facinelli to discuss gender critical perspectives around transgender matters.

Audra came to my attention in April 2022 when I made a video discussing a Twitter post she made about adult gender transitions. I later learned that she almost blocked me when I posted my video, but instead she thoughtfully engaged with my perspective and responded to me. Over the weeks that followed we began chatting a little more and ultimately came to the decision to record this podcast episode together.

Audra and I have differing views on a number of topics but you won’t find much disagreement in today’s episode. The purposes of our chat was to have a discussion, not a debate, and I believe there’s tremendous value in thoughtfully listening to someone’s perspective rather than simply refuting it. I learned a lot from Audra’s thought and I’m so thankful that she took this time to connect with me!

The day after we recorded this episode Audra fact-checked herself and made a correction that she’d like me to highlight. In the video she meant to say that 16 of women are victims of sexual assault, not that 16% of men are sexual assaulters. I have deep respect for Audra for being the kind of person who checks herself on these sorts of statistics!

Julia Malott

Julia Malott is a Canadian based transgender individual who advocates for bridging the gap between diverse viewpoints on gender identity and ideology. Julia is the host of Alotta Thoughts Podcast which features bi-weekly long form discussions exploring the complexity of sex and gender.

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Julia Malott

Julia Malott is a Canadian based transgender individual who advocates for bridging the gap between diverse viewpoints on gender identity and ideology. Julia is the host of Alotta Thoughts Podcast which features bi-weekly long form discussions exploring the complexity of sex and gender.