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Feeling like a boy

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Keeper
Tuesday, 24 May 2011 06:05 PM
I would never guess that this man was once a woman!

Ben Barres (1954-2017) was Professor of Neurobiology and Developmental Biology at Stanford University. He focused his research on neuro-glial interactions in the developing central nervous system. He won many awards for his work in both research and education. Barres, a transsexual man since 1997, challenged the way he perceived women scientists to be treated differently from men scientists, based on his personal experience of such discrimination.

Listeners: Christopher Sykes

Christopher Sykes is a London-based television producer and director who has made a number of documentary films for BBC TV, Channel 4 and PBS.

Tags: feeling different, boy, girl, confusion, gender, gender stereotype, sexual confusion, brother, sister, play, toys, kid, lonliness, teenage years, discomfort

Duration: 1 minute, 35 seconds

Date story recorded: 2000

Date story went live: 28 October 2021