Brown University and PLOS ONE: Defend academic freedom and scientific inquiry

Please get involved in defending the rights of women and children


We are urging Brown University and the editors of the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE to continue to support the research of Dr. Lisa Littman. Her recently published paper, “Rapid-onset gender dysphoria in adolescents and young adults: A study of parental reports,” explores the possibility that social contagion may cause some teens and young adults to incorrectly conclude they are transgender, and thereby undertake irreversible medical interventions that they may eventually regret.

Since its publication, there has been a concerted effort to suppress Dr. Littman’s groundbreaking study. Complete details can be found below. Readers who share our concern about this activist-driven attack on scientific inquiry and academic freedom are strongly encouraged to sign the petition at this link.

In addition,  please consider telephoning and/or writing a personal letter to the following individuals at Brown University and PLOS ONE. What’s at stake: The future of research into the unexplained…

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  1. Hello Mr. Ray. I go by Mrs. Q on Quillette and didn’t know how to contact you – so I’m trying here. You commented on a comment I made on your post on Peggy McIntosh’s White Privilege essay. I wanted to thank you for responding. Also if you’re interested, I’d be willing to share with how her essay deeply affected my life & how I’m now moving on from the rhetoric of today’s social justice. If you have a way to privately contact you & you’re interested please let me know. I wish you well, and appreciate your voice in these times.


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