Skeletal Studies Show Sex, Like Gender, Exists Along a Spectrum

Skeletal Studies Show Sex, Like Gender, Exists Along a Spectrum

An increasing recognition of this complexity by researchers and the public has affirmed that gender sits on a spectrum: People are more and more willing to acknowledge the reality of nonbinary and transgender identities, and to support those who courageously fight for their rights in everything from all-gender bathrooms to anti-gender-discrimination laws. But underlying all of this is the perception that no matter the gender a person identifies as, they have an underlying sex they were born with. This represents a fundamental misunderstanding about the nature of biological sex. Science keeps showing us that sex also doesn’t fit in a binary, whether it be determined by genitals, chromosomes, hormones, or bones…

2 thoughts on “Skeletal Studies Show Sex, Like Gender, Exists Along a Spectrum

  1. I don’t feel like it’s entirely necessary to justify how or why trans people are who they are but at the same time it would be nice to have more scientific basis to throw in people’s faces from time to time 😆

    1. I think the scientific studies have their place, but we shouldn’t make them a major focus. As you point out, no one should have to feel as though they need to justify their existence.

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