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2 November 2019

9:00 AM

2 November 2019

9:00 AM

The spooky science of transgenderism

Halloween, witches and bearded women. The witches’ scene in Macbeth invites a transgender reading, where Banquo muses, ‘You should be women, And yet your beards forbid me to interpret That you are so.’ There is certainly a transgender reading of Drag Queen Story Time, a new trend in primary schools where witch-like males, ‘wild in their attire’, as Banquo put it, cast weird incantations over kids.

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