The distortion in Deirdre McCloskey’s angry letter to the editor [December 19] is of such large magnitude that it cannot be effectively corrected in a letters column. One example is that evidence for the theory of transsexualism she hates comes from my own research. It does not, at all.
Free access to my book and a detailed explanation of Ray Blanchard’s relevant research (and links to both supportive and highly critical writings by transsexual women) can be found at: http://www.psych.northwestern.edu/psych/people/faculty/bailey/book.html.
Professor and Chair
Department of Psychology