The Dregerian Narrative (or why “trans activists” vs. “scientists” framings are lazy, inaccurate, and incendiary)

Julia Serano
5 min readMar 29, 2021
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Sometimes in my writings on transgender issues, I will mention the “Dregerian narrative.” This article is a brief “explainer” for those who don’t know what this refers to.

Basically, the Dregerian narrative goes something like this: There is a cabal of transgender activists

Julia Serano

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