There are countless biologists and scientists in general debunking "binary sex". I will be sharing some of them here, so if you have arguments against them, let me know in the comments below:
"There are infinite biological sexes": https://zoologicallyobsessed.tumblr.com/post/177725741229/polyglotplatypus-highlight-of-my-day-was-seeing
"Sex is a social construct": https://official-transsexual.tumblr.com/post/189271812023/this-is-not-social-construction-someone-with
this is not social construction: Someone with [trait x] has [trait x]
this IS social construction: someone with [trait x] is a member of [category y]
Sex categories are social constructs that assign a meaning (group membership) to physical traits that is not inherent to the traits themselves. Claiming that someone is “biologically [x]” doesn’t say anything specific or meaningful about that individual’s body; all it says is that the individual has some combination of traits to which you ascribe specific values.
"There is no such a thing as a disorder, or a DSD. Disorders are social constructs": https://zoologicallyobsessed.tumblr.com/post/189934497069
This claim is that when we call something a disorder, we mean there is a correct way something should be, and if something isn't that way, it is "a disorder". There is a should. But there are no shoulds in nature. There is no correct way in nature. Things just are. Nothing can be wrong or right in nature. And so there are no such things as disorders, or DSDs.
And there is no such thing as male or female, because when we say "a male is someone who can produce or release sperm" or "a female is someone who can produce or release eggs", we mean "someone should produce sperm to be a male" or "someone should produce eggs to be a female". There is a should, which doesn't exist in nature, and so there is no such thing as male or female and these categories are social constructs. Any counters to that?
I myself agree there is no "goal" or "intent" in evolution or nature. There is no "should". So I have trouble categorizing things into male and female now.
With categories, there is a should eventhough there is none. Nothing in nature or evolution says "something should produce or release eggs to be a female" or "something should produce or release sperm to be a male".
The should is socially constructed, making male and female socially constructed, right? I don't see any way around it.
"Sex is a spectrum because gynandromorphism is a thing, and some mushrooms have 20,000 sexes": https://zoologicallyobsessed.tumblr.com/post/615358239206522880/scientists-find-a-half-male-half-female-bee
Scientists Find a Half Male, Half Female Bee, Split Right Down The Middle
Broadly speaking, animals tend to be sexually dimorphic. You have males, with small gametes, and females, with large gametes, both of which are required for sexual reproduction. Every now and again, though, nature throws a curveball - producing an organism that’s a combination of both sexes, divided straight down the middle.
This condition is known as gynandromorphism, and scientists have just found the first known gynandromorphic individual of its species in a nocturnal bee native to Central and South America, Megalopta amoenae.
On its left side, the bee is physiologically male. It has a small, dainty mandible, a long antenna, and a thin, delicate hind leg with fewer bristles. The right side has female characteristics - a shorter antenna, a pronounced, toothed mandible, and a thick, hairy hind leg.
"Honey bee has two fathers, and no mother": https://zoologicallyobsessed.tumblr.com/post/180617284154/a-honeybee-with-two-fathers-and-no-mother
I don't understand this one to be honest. Are they claiming that two male honey bees made a honey bee? Instead of a male and a female honey bee making a honey bee?
Genetic analysis revealed that nine of the 11 gynandromorphs had either two or three fathers. Astonishingly, one gynandromorph -- the seemingly normal female control -- actually had two fathers and no mother -- an event that could only have resulted from sperm fusion.
“The female bee that had two fathers created by the fusion of two sperms is the first reported in haplodiploids and is an interesting phenomena considering that attempts to fuse two sperm in mammalians have not [been] found to be possible,” Ms. Aamidor elaborated in email.
This study begins to expand our limited understanding of the truly unusual ways that sexual animals can fuse their genomes.
What?? If two sperms can make a zygote, then there isn't a difference between a sperm and egg anymore. And there is no such thing as male or female, because two sperms or two eggs can make a zygote too. Please explain :/
"There are countless gender identities because our scientific knowledge on identity is evolving and becoming more sophisticated": https://zoologicallyobsessed.tumblr.com/post/644866331408302081/lesbiansgoal-make-sure-you-visit-us-and-15
This one has tons of sources:
A good scientific article (filled with references) on how scientists view sex is changing to a more spectrum then binary system: https://href.li/?https://www.nature.com/news/sex-redefined-1.16943
Another article (again filled with links to scientific papers and research) on how sex doesn’t = chromosomes: https://www.newstatesman.com/future-proof/2015/02/sex-isn-t-chromosomes-story-century-misconceptions-about-x-y
Here’s some more scientific articles on the subject since you seem to be very behind in your biological education:
Evolution’s Rainbow by Joan Roughgarden
The human hippocampus is not sexually-dimorphic: Meta-analysis of structural MRI volumes: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1053811915007697
Breaking through the binary: https://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/landia/PIIS2213-8587(15)00011-X.pdf
Intersexuality: deconstructing the sex/gender binary: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0959353599009004016?journalCode=fapa
Beyond the Binary: The Corporeal Lives of Trans Individuals: https://einsteinlab.ca/impact/bookschapters/
"Beyond the binary": https://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190842475.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780190842475-e-14
"There are more than 2 sexes": https://i-hate-chick-fil-a.tumblr.com/post/189058336502/it-was-being-down-voted-by-people-who-didnt-even
There are about 31 sources linked in this video that says "there are more than 2 sexes".
But people somehow manage to think this video is wrong because their beliefs somehow outweigh the careers of the people who put work towards those 31 pieces of source material. Blows my mind.
As a biologist I am reblogging this so hard.
Biological sex is not and has never been a binary. The complexity of the natural world cannot be contained in neat little societal boxes. Stop using science to justify your bigotry.
The complexity of the natural world cannot be contained in neat little societal boxes. Stop using science to justify your bigotry.
Sex redefined: https://www.nature.com/articles/518288a
The idea of two sexes is simplistic. Biologists now think there is a wider spectrum than that.
This is a nature article. A reliable scientific article. And it's on the "sex is a spectrum" side.
"Anti-trans arguments are just bad science": https://profeminist.tumblr.com/post/162799773997/saying-that-man-and-woman-are-the-only-genders-is
"Stop using phony science to justify transphobia": https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/stop-using-phony-science-to-justify-transphobia/
Biologist teacher debunks the idea of two sexes: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/teacher-destroys-transphobia-science
"First of all, in a sexual species, you can have females be XX and males be X (insects), you can have females be ZW and males be ZZ (birds), you can have females be females because they developed in a warm environment and males be males because they developed in a cool environment (reptiles), you can have females be females because they lost a penis sword fighting contest (some flatworms), you can have males be males because they were born female, but changed sexes because the only male in their group died (parrotfish and clownfish)," Grace wrote.
In case the meme was talking about humans, Grace continued.
"Oh, did you mean humans? Oh ok then. You can be male because you were born female, but you have 5-alphareductase deficiency and so you grew a penis at age 12. You can be female because you have an X and a Y chromosome but you are insensitive to androgens, and so you have a female body. You can be female because you have an X and a Y chromosome but your Y is missing the SRY gene, and so you have a female body. You can be male because you have two X chromosomes, but one of your X's HAS an SRY gene, and so you have a male body. You can be male because you have two X chromosomes- but also a Y," she wrote. "You can be female because you have only one X chromosome at all. And you can be male because you have two X chromosomes, but your heart and brain are male. And vice - effing - versa. Don't use science to justify your bigotry. The world is way too weird for that shit."
Whenever chickens are mentioned I feel compelled to bring up the fact that under certain circumstances, hens can spontaneously “transition” to roosters. IIRC their bodies can respond to damaged ovaries by saying “fuck it” and producing testosterone until they are indistinguishable from a “cis” rooster. g. gallus transrightsicus if u ask me
That’s true in majority of animals because the idea that there is a strict sex binary is an illusion made-up by the english who forced it on the world via. colonialism.
TERFs: why don't you leARN BIOLOGY
Biologists: everything is weird and nothing means what you think
TERFs: NO. LIKE WHEN I WAS IN 6TH GRD
I'm just...if you think Biology in any meaningful way "says" there are only two, fixed genders/sexes you don't understand Biology
No u see everyone literally only has one shade of black or blonde hair and no colour in between, that's sjw talk
"Brain differences between men and women": https://zoologicallyobsessed.tumblr.com/post/178880238559/dodgylogic-insufficient-earth-skills
"Being trans is not a new thing. Trans people have always existed": https://zoologicallyobsessed.tumblr.com/post/171602743804/being-trans-is-not-a-new-trendy-thing-trans