Actress and Philosophy Tube host Abigail Thorn has come out as transgender in not one, but two videos on her channel.
Thorn is part of the LeftTube or BreadTube wave of left-leaning philosophers who have helped bring progressive philosophical concepts to larger audiences. Philosophy has a checkered history on sex and gender minorities, often treating us as abstract “thought experiments” without regard or a sense of responsibility to the oppressed minorities they are discussing. Ethical academics accompany their academic freedom with thoughtful consideration of the real-world effects of their hypothetical musings.
Abigail also released a more esoteric long-form video that name-checks Audre Lorde, among others.
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