Human Rights · Intersex Awareness · Intersex Erasure · Prejudice · Relationships · Science · United Nations

The male/female binary is a Myth!

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I am a man, with a few boy parts, that most call girl parts. But that is only because they believe in lies. They are all boy parts if they are my parts, because I am a boy.  I might be non-conforming, but they belong to me, and my legal gender is male.  As for my biological sex, it is intersex, and not even acknowledged by my country . The government has erased me.  The doctors shoved me into the female box at birth.  My birth certificate to this day can not demonstrate my true biological sex.  I was not born dyadic, I was born intersex.

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I will feel human, when I get my human right to exist.  I will take on the name of a human, and not that of an alien, when my government allows me to exist without calling me a disorder.  I have a natural bodily variation, according to the United Nations.  I was never a disorder, or transgender even.  I was born a boy, from day one.

Our self-determination of gender is about human rights.  It is time this world stop hurting, and torturing people born intersex and transgender.  It is time this world stopped equating genitals, reproductive systems, hormones and chromosomes with our gender.  It is a lie, a myth, and scientific proof, show that I stand before you, and other intersex people stand before you, and all of us prove this myth 100% false.

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No chart is perfect, but I still like this one.  Shared from: www.ItsPronouncedMetrosexual.com
If a person realizes that “intersex” means countless Natural Bodily Variations and they mix this with the other categories, you literally can have countless varieties of human walking around this Earth!
If they #StopIGM and forcing us intersex people into binary boxes. (Intersex genital mutilation). It is obvious that genitals, chromosomes, hormones do not make up our #Gender.
The #UnitedNations says that our #SelfDetermination of gender is about #HumanRights!  #WEareREAL!  #WeArePeople!
#WeAreHUMAN!
It is time we bust the male/female #binary. It is simply a myth folks! Not everyone is born #Dyadic. Dyadic means you were not born #Intersex.

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Being rejected by my family because of what I represent when I speak up for my intersex cousin who was mutilated.

The two of us, born intersex and named ‘Antoinette’ at our birth.

The FEMALE PENIS and the MALE VAGINA; and explaining this to our children.

Seven Names for the SAME thing: Penis, Phallus, Clitoris, Phalloclitoris, Micropenis, Microphalus, and Clitoromegaly.

I was born with an Intersex body, but this does not create my Gender or my Sexual Orientation.

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Human Rights · Intersex Awareness · National Geographic · Science · United Nations

The Letter I wrote National Geographic

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Dear Editors of National Geographic,

This is a most urgent matter. I hope you can fix this horrendous error as soon as possible. It has been brought to my attention that you are using the wrong definition of intersex in your “GENDER REVOLUTION” article.

By calling intersex a “disorder of sexual development” you are promoting genital mutilation, abortion of intersex fetuses, and are also promoting genital cosmetic non-consensual surgeries. No parent wants a child with a disorder. Doctors use this to justify fixing bodies that are naturally occurring and genetic specialist are telling parents to abort healthy babies with intersex variations. Very rarely do we require medically necessary surgeries and many healthy, intelligent fetuses are being destroyed. Worse, these surgeries lead to being assigned the wrong gender, they take away bodily parts we may want when we are older, as well as taking away our fertility and sexual sensation. The UNITED NATIONS has declared it torture!

Intersex people are born with NATURAL BODILY VARIATIONS according the the UNITED NATIONS. The UNITED NATIONS has declared that these surgeries be stopped! I urge you to please go to the United Nations INTERSEX FACT SHEET and correct this error as soon as possible: bit.ly/1VZRCg5

I was born intersex in 1967 and became a Gender/Intersex Activist, after my life being destroyed by being raised the wrong gender. I do everything I do now to stop this atrocity from happening to other children. To learn more about me, please go to my website and Facebook Pages.
My Website: http://www.anunnakiray.com and Mx.AnunnakiRay Gender/Intersex Activist Public Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/anunnakiray and Transgender/Intersex Civil Rights Community; Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/ticivilrightscommu….

Sincerely, Mx. Anunnaki Ray


 

I urge you to write too.  Together we can change culture, together we can save lives.

You can write your letter to:
Email:
askngs@nationalgeographic.com AND ngsforum@nationalgeographic.com
Fax: 202-828-5460
Letters should be addressed to:
Susan Goldberg
@susanbgoldberg Editor in Chief of National Geographic Magazine, Editorial Director of National Geographic Partners

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Human Rights · Intersex Awareness · Science · Self-Determination · Transgender

A Male/Female Mosaic Brain Proves We Need the Self-Determination of Gender

 

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People have tried to create the myth that the brain is either male or female.  However, the science around this is very skewed, biased, and is always proven to be not good science at all.  I can see why transgender people, and their doctors, psychiatrists,  psychologist,  would be eager to want to prove the existence of a male or female brain.  Especially since our world has  been told that the genitals of a transgender person supposedly do not match their gender, and that the genitals of some intersex people are supposedly ambiguous and disordered.  Despite all this,  I now realize there might be a better rationale to giving all humans the freedom of picking their own gender.

Recently MRI studies have proven that there are no significant differences between the “male brain” and the “female brain”.  They have proven that the brain is such a mixture, that they can’t tell if the brain is either male or female.   So some say that  the brain is a MOSAIC of both male and female.  You can read references below.  However, I will note, how does anyone know what male and female brain is in the first place. That in itself is an assumption based on the social creation of gender.

Regardless, this is proving, what many, including myself, have said all along.  That Gender is a social construct, and that sex is a social construct.  Let me clarify for those who get gender and sex confused.  Gender is our personality and how we determine ourselves to be male, female or neither.  Sex, has to do with our reproductive system, genitals, hormones and chromosomes.  Both gender and sex have been created by cultural expectations, and thus the “myth” of the male/female binary was created.

It is time to stop Diagnosing those who do not obey this gender and sex social construct: 

From this male/female binary myth, came two diagnosis.  One being: “gender dysphoria”.  A diagnosis often given to people labeled transgender.  It is when they do not obey psychologically, and are told that their genitals do not “match” their gender.  The second being: “disorder of sexual development”.  When our bodies are born intersex, and in-between, and not conforming to this myth of  male and female.  Both transgender and intersex people are being told they need to have their bodies “corrected” to “match” this male/female social construct of gender and sex.

If the brain has now been proven to be a mosaic of both male and female, telling those of us born transgender or intersex that are bodies are wrong, simply has to stop now.  

This gives a new valid argument to ending all genital corrective surgeries on those of us born intersex.  As well as giving new freedom to those who are labeled transgender, or  say they are  gender non-conforming.  Sex assignment surgeries will no longer be so necessary to validate our true gender, by our world’s governments.

Human Brain is a Mosaic

The Male/Female Binary Myth can Come to an End Now.

It is my hope that the male/female binary myth, and the harm it has caused so many people will finally end now.  Now that we know the brain is a Mosaic of both male and female,  this argues that the self-determination of our own personal gender has to become a human right.

As human beings, may we all be given the right to pick our own gender.  No one should be assigned at birth based on our genitals.  We should all get that chance in life to determine what what we will; be it male, female or neither.   How we act, dress, appear as, whom we become, and what surgeries or hormones  we may or may not want,  should now be up to our own Self-Determination.

Bottom line, like I have said all along:  

Gender is a personal thing and how one feels internally about themselves.  Gender is not determined by our genitals, reproductive system, hormones or chromosomes.

The Self-Determination of Gender is a Human Right.

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After I wrote this blog,  above,  I had some very deep thoughts, and would like to share them here:  If biological sex is a social construct, and gender is a social construct, according to MRI science. Then in reality a brain can’t be both “female” and “male”, nor a “mosaic” of both. It is simply a human brain. And if it is simply a human brain, then why are we not all receiving the right to assign our own gender? I know it is due to the social construct of biological sex claiming that genitals create male and female. My question is not about that; it is about science proving, that the self-determination, is truly a human right. Now to make the “gender experts” at our birth realize this. Between intersex and transgender, that’s a lot of people being mis-gendered at birth!

References:

  1. Your Brain is a Mosaic of both Male and Female   By By Stephanie Pappas, Live Science Contributor | December 1, 2015 07:47am ET
  2. Sex beyond the genitalia: The human brain mosaic  Edited by Bruce S. McEwen, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY, and approved October 23, 2015 (received for review June 4, 2015)
  3. Brains Are a Mosaic of “Male” and “Female”? It’s Called Being Human By Ann Gauger December 2, 2015 3:17 PM
  4. PubMed.gov: Sex beyond the genitalia: The human brain mosaic. Abstract: Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Dec 15

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