Those who claim that sex is determined by chromosomes must not realize that sex is assigned at birth not by chromosomes, not even by gonads, but by genitals. In fact, the vast majority of us never learn what our sex chromosomes are. Sex isn’t something we’re actually born with, it’s something that doctors or our parents assign us at birth. So if sex is determined by genitals, they must be clearly binary and unchangeable, right? Wrong. Genitals can be ambiguous at birth and many trans people get gender confirmation surgery to change them. Neither chromosomes nor genitals are binary in the way that “biological sex” defenders claim they are, and the vast majority of measures by which we judge sex are very much changeable.
While it is true that gender and sex are different things, and that gender is indeed a social construct, sex isn’t the Ultimate Biological Reality that transphobes make it out to be. There’s nothing intrinsically male about XY chromosomes, testosterone, body hair, muscle mass or penises. If an alien civilization found earth, they wouldn’t look at a person with a penis and say “Oh, that must be a male, sex based on genitalia is the One Universal Constant.” Sex, like gender, is indeed socially constructed and can be changed.
— It’s Time For People to Stop Using the Social Construct of “Biological Sex” to Defend Their Transmisogyny | Mey Rude for Autostraddle (via gaywrites)
8:32 am • 30 August 2014
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8:12 am • 30 August 2014
“Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to you.”
— Carl Jung (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
8:11 am • 30 August 2014
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after the human race is extinguished, automated processes will to a large degree continue. on tumblr, as the last human posters log off for the final time, pornbots will continue in their thankless work - signing up for new accounts, creating posts with derivative content, following each other…
8:10 am • 30 August 2014
identifying with women in a complete and unashamed way is not cis b/c it’s not part of cisheteropatriarchy’s plan for anybody. amab people are supposed to become men who identify exclusively with men and afab people are supposed to become women who identify primarily with men. identifying fully…
7:38 am • 30 August 2014
Ok I am not a misandrist or anything, but I would never vote for a male running for president. Everyone knows their jobs are fixing cars and sinks, it just wouldn’t be plausible to think they could make the decisions for the country. And if they’re spending all their time trying to be politicians then who is gonna mow the lawns and move heavy things? I’m not belittling them, those jobs are important too but things work because everyone has their place!
1:44 am • 30 August 2014