The NeuroGenderings Network is a transdisciplinary network of neurofeminist scholars who aim to critically examine the production of neuroscientific knowledge and to develop better approaches for gender-informed research. Feminist neuroscientists generally seek to elaborate the relation between gender and the brain beyond biological determinism but still engage with the materiality of the brain.
STATEMENT OF SUPPORT*
We, members of the Neurogenderings Network, stand in solidarity with trans and non-binary people against a wave of policies and laws in the United States, Europe and across the globe that discriminate based on gender identity, especially laws that limit or ban gender-affirming healthcare. As an interdisciplinary network of feminist scholars who aim to critically examine the production of neuroscientific knowledge and to develop better approaches for gender-informed research, we reject biological essentialism and the (mis)use of science to justify discriminatory policies against trans and non-binary people. Members of our group have published powerful critiques of the notion that biological sex is binary and fixed and have argued that sex and gender are diverse and complexly interrelated. We affirm the right of all people to gender self-determination. We are committed to a feminism that is intersectional and inclusive, and we reject the voices of division that pit cis women against trans women and non-binary people.
*This statement is a work in progress and will continue to evolve and be updated.