REBUTTAL: 'New York Times' Says Anatomy Doesn't Determine Gender. Let That Sink In.
You are either a male or a female. Not because of feelings, gender roles, or who is better represented in the Marvel comic book universe. You're male or female because those are the only two options. Gender isn't like a hotdog condiment bar, where you're free to choose how to mix your ketchup, mustard, relish and sauerkraut in an effort to delight your senses with a cheap taste explosion. You are male or female because your anatomy has determined it. We call this a biological truth, one The New York Times Health section finds problematic.
Defining gender as a condition determined strictly by a person’s genitals is based on a notion that doctors and scientists abandoned long ago as oversimplified and often medically meaningless.
Researchers who have studied gender issues and provided health care to people who do not fit the typical M/F pigeonholes said that the Trump administration’s latest plan to define gender goes beyond the limits of scientific knowledge.
"Typical M/F pigeonholes." I'm starting to think much of the pro-transgender crowd simply leverage the popularity of being transgender or a transgender advocate as a substitute for a personality. Kind of like those kids who scoffed at any kind of school uniforms or a dress code because "I need to express myself via jeans sagging down passed my butt crack." Just my opinion.
I'm going to end your suspense right here. When the writer of this piece says "Researchers" what she means is "This pro-transgender agenda doctor who I'll keep referring to throughout this largely un-cited essay full of my personal opinions." Plus just one other endocrine school of thought.
“The idea that a person’s sex is determined by their anatomy at birth is not true, and we’ve known that it’s not true for decades,” said Dr. Joshua D. Safer, an endocrinologist and executive director of the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Mount Sinai Health System in New York. He is also president of the United States Professional Association of Transgender Health.
But exactly what does determine gender identity — a person’s powerful, core knowledge of who they are — is not so clear.
The New York Times writer loves herself some Dr. Safer. She just cites him throughout her article continuously.
How you see yourself is not necessarily how you are. For example, if I personally identify as Queen of the World, I am not actually Queen of the World. A truth which bums me out every morning as I login from a rambler and not a castle. Not at all similarly, if I identify as a cat, I am not a cat. Even if I'm transfixed by a bug buzzing near my ceiling. If I identify as a husky man who can't, for the life of him, figure out how to drop the toilet lid after whizzing, that doesn't make me a man.
Personal plea: guys, please stop leaving the seat up. Jeebus.
Once again the intellectual betters on the left are conflating "identity" with "science." They're just slapping "gender" in front of it to make it sound like a real sciencey thing with anatomical value. They're also still trying to separate "gender" from "sex" thus attempting to separate "gender" from "anatomy." Because leftists understand how to manipulate the language to their whims.
If you keep repeating something false, people will get so tired of correcting you, they'll eventually just let you win. It's how I explain morons who insist "That literally blew my mind" is correct.
Much of the human experience is painted with a broad spectrum. But whether you are a male OR a female is determined by your anatomy. You can be a flamboyant male or a rough and tough female. But you are just one or the other. How you feel doesn't determine what you are. What you think you are doesn't determine what you are.
You are what you are.
Finally, The New York Times piece tries wiggling in actual people who are actually "intersex" to bolster their claims. It's a common leftist ploy to take a teeny, tiny minority of cases in efforts to blow the whole narrative wide open. Not unlike a penis post gender reassignment surgery. Leftists do the same with abortion and RAPE! Just because a person is classified or born "intersex" doesn't mean they lack a sex. Also, just because a person is born intersex, doesn't mean people who are born male or female can suddenly change to a dragon lady simply because they suffer from heartburn.
Reality isn't a societal construct. No amount of New York Times puff pieces will change reality.