From the article, No, Kevin D. Williamson, sex is not a biological reality, by Samantha Allen, a doctoral fellow in the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Emory University.
His simplistic claim that “sex is a biological reality” has long been debunked by scientists and social theorists alike.
biology is not a purely objective discipline that exists apart from cultural pressures; what we think of as “biology” is shaped by culture.
Scientific knowledge is mutable, changing, and unstable. It is subject to social whims and corporate interests.
“Sex” isn’t made up of “biological facts,” as Williamson believes, while gender is a social construct. Sex and gender are both socially influenced systems of categorization—the difference is that sex is allowed to posture as objective, biological, and pre-social. Sex is a reflection of our social commitment to a two-gender world.
From Biological Sex Doesn’t Exist (How You Think), by Anja Huffstutler.
It’s like how we use to think that the earth travelled around the sun, or how the sun traveled around the earth, or how a benevolent god created all of existence. These are now considered unscientific theories, as is biological sex.
I am a woman biologically. Who happens to have a penis. And who happens to have a Y chromosome. This is truth and fact.
Despite how much you cling to science. You become a fanatic. You turn your biases into a religion.
Biological sex doesn’t exist. It’s outdated. It’s unscientific.
From the news article, University of Toronto historian: Biological sex a ‘very popular misconception’
A lecturer at the University of Toronto says the notion of “biological sex” — that humans are born either male or female — is a “very popular misconception.”
Nick Matte, an historian who teaches a class on transgender studies as a part of the university’s Sexual Diversity Studies program, said the science has long been settled on the matter, reported Red Alert Politics.
“Basically, it’s not correct that there is such a thing as biological sex,” Mr. Matte said last month on “The Agenda,” a Canadian talk show, adding that “for over 50 years scientists have shown that that’s not true.”
From It’s Time For People to Stop Using the Social Construct of “Biological Sex” to Defend Their Transmisogyny, by Mey, a bisxual Latina trans woman
Since “biological sex” is actually a social construct, those who say that it is not often have to argue about what it entails.
From No, Trans Women Are NOT ‘Biologically Male’, by Riley J. Dennis, a Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism, a polyamorous, atheist, gender non-binary trans woman.
Because I would argue that sex needs to go through the same change that gender has already gone through. It’s not a static fact; it’s a social construct.
I’m sure that some people are having this knee-jerk reaction that sex is based on biology and you can’t change a person’s biology. But that’s exactly what we used to say about gender.
Biological sex has to undergo the same paradigm shift that gender did. We need to start thinking about it as a social construct, rather than an inarguable fact.
You might mean well by saying that sex and gender are two different things, but I think it’s important to emphasize that both are social constructs based on your identity.