Biological Sex

“Biological Sex”

(compound noun)

A medical term designating a certain combination of gonads, chromosomes, external organs, secondary sex characteristics and hormonal balances. The binary system (wo/man) set by the medical establishment to reinforce white supremacy and gender oppression, usually based on genitals and sometimes chromosomes. Because this is usually divided into ‘male’ and ‘female,’ this category ignores the existence of intersex people and natural sexual variations within the two broader recognized categories.

e.g. The falsehood of “biological sex” is a driving force behind the debates around trans people in sports, even though all research shows there’s virtually no difference between them and their peers.

Further reading to gain expanded context:

Biosex is Fake | a masterpost on the concept of ‘biological sex’.

Sex Redefined | Nature

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