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My thoughts today and the way I see it. I feel that one of the biggest problem society has right now, with the confusion of sex and gender, is that most people conflate biological sex with gender identity. Thinking that they are both the same thing when they are not. Most do not… Continue reading Cultural Dysphoria: Stop conflating biological sex with gender identity.
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This is the first part of a series about the complex biological realities of sex. Though the posts build on one another, each can be understood alone.
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I first learned about the social construction of sex from a lovely trans woman named Kiki.
She said, “You may have heard before that gender is socially constructed, while sex is biological. But I’m here to tell you that what you’ve heard isn’t true. Sex is socially constructed too. So are you ready for the truth? Are you going to take the red pill or the blue pill?”
Three years later, I was diagnosed by my gynecologist with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), which means that my body produces hormones intermediate between “typical men” and “typical women.” What I learned from Kiki gave me context in which to understand…
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I am often asked how can we add the "I" responsibly to LGBT+. Here is how: Below are three pages to print, and several important links that you will need to use as references and/or add to your webpage if you want to become intersex responsibly inclusive. It is so important that the parents of intersex… Continue reading How to Add the “I” Responsibly to LGBT+
Transgender and Transexual A person who identifies as transgender or transsexual are usually people who are born with a typical endosex male or endosex female anatomies but feel that their birth assignment was wrong. Some believe that they are born into the "wrong body", and others feel they are of nonconforming in their body… Continue reading The Difference Between Transgender or Transexual and Being Born Intersex.
The following are examples of Transphobic attitudes (note that sometimes these examples below can be examples of Queerphobia too): The belief/insistence that trans women are not "real women" The belief/insistence that trans men are not "real men". The belief/insistence that non-binary genders are invalid and do not exist. The belief/insistence that transsexual people… Continue reading Examples of Transphobia, Queerphobia, Intersexphobia & Homophobia
I was not able to be your father until now. They took that from me. They say that a man can not grow a baby in his womb. They say that only a woman can do that. They are wrong. My child, you'll be blessed. ¤ I was not able to be your… Continue reading Poem: My sweet child, you’ll be blessed.
Recently they have been trying to get the senate to pass a bill that would require Sex Ed to be LGBTQ inclusive. This would be progress, this would be awesome even. However, it still does not include intersex, nor the teaching of our intersex bodies. It is another example of intersex erasure. Below I explain… Continue reading Here is another sad example of Intersex Erasure:
Few realize this simple scientific fact: In the developing fetus, the same spot that develops into a typical clitoris or penis is called the Genital Tubercle. As you can see below, the genitals are very much the same in appearance from 9 to 11 weeks gestation. Below, I share pictures for "Baby 2 See". Baby… Continue reading Seven Names for the SAME thing: Penis, Phallus, Clitoris, Phalloclitoris, Micropenis, Microphalus, and Clitoromegaly.