congrats to everyone who took the SAT today in a year that test will be meaningless and you will wonder why you ever stressed so much over something an admissions board examined once good luck handling the anxiety until your scores are released
TERFs simultaneously believing that gender is a social construct, and that trans women not being Real Women is objective and scientific
Umm what? Gender is a social construct, in that it has no biological basis. There is no gene that controls our gender roles, our DNA doesn’t make women more caring, men’s DNA doesn’t make them more adventurous. Gender (gender roles) is constructed to naturalize male dominance over females.
Trans women are not women. To be a woman is to have experienced the girl/woman social position from birth. It is not an identity, it is an experience. A painful, arduous, experience. You don’t lose your privilege when you start “identifying” as a woman. A white person can not renounce his privilege by identifying as a black person. Gender, like race, is a hierarchy. Males have been socialized into masculinity from birth, this just doesn’t disappear once they read about transgender on tumblr.
Trans women are not females, as 99% of them are born with dicks, make sperm, have Y chromosomes, etc. Having a constructed vagina doesn’t make you a female. There is more to sex than penises and vaginas. Identities are irrelevant to the real, material world. There are people on this site that identify as zoo animals. No one gives a fuck, and they are still treated as human males or females.
Some intersex people are exceptions to the male/female, but the definition is broad and many intersex individuals don’t’ even realize they are intersex.
According to Leonard Sax, an American psychologist. intersex should be “restricted to those conditions in which chromosomal sex is inconsistent with phenotypic sex, or in which the phenotype is not classifiable as either male or female”, around 0.018% of of human births. Right now, between 0.1% and 0.2% of live births are ambiguous enough to become the subject of specialist medical attention.
Regardless of if they require medical specialists to assign them a sex, they are still raised into a socially constructed gender role.
I hope I cleared that up!
I do not like this at all how did i get to this awful blog
it weird how i expect everyone to know who people like katy perry or zayn malik are because of how immersed in pop culture our generation is but my grandparents barely know who Beyoncé is its just odd to consider