Post-Modernists Attack Biology

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 It’s outdated.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.

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5 Responses to Post-Modernists Attack Biology

  1. Kevin says:

    Michael, I’m going to have to call you out on this one. I lost at least 73 IQ points just reading those quotes.

  2. TFBW says:

    Great. If anyone accuses me of patriarchal, cis-gendered, white-male privilege and oppression, I’ll be sure to ask them what makes them so sure that I’m cis-gendered, white, or male.

    Bonus postmodern-insanity points to Anja Huffstutler, who claims to be a biological female with a penis in an article with the central thesis that biological sex does not exist.

  3. Regual Llegna says:

    I really want to know why they want distintion in their personal identities. We know that they use the “social construct” as a political correctness phrase that means “is not a reality”.

    What is so important that they need to say what they are to others? If biological sex and gender are “social constructs” then why they care so much about their genitals (to the point of forcefull change then; surgery, hormones, etc,… ), why they cannot simply be what they want, why they will need the recognition/permission of others to be “what they are”?

    What they cannot accept that people believe that they are crazy, that many people will hate then for simply be bad role models, the same way they want to make others believe, know and accept that their beliefs and thinking?

    Extra: since the mayority of gnus atheists uses arguments, all the time, about against “homophobic people” as examples in their anti-religious, anti-right (political posture) and anti-“hate” thinking then i can say that:
    THOSE ARE YOUR PEOPLE, NEW ATHEISTS, YOUR PEOPLE AS PART OF THE PARTY OF MARXISTS LEFTISTS THAT SUPPORT YOU OWNED WHAT THOSE CRAZY PEOPLE DO!!!!!

  4. Jon Garvey says:

    Whatever one may say about biological gender, it’s an absolute certainty that sociological theories of gender are social constructs.

  5. stcordova says:

    “Whatever one may say about biological gender, it’s an absolute certainty that sociological theories of gender are social constructs.”

    OUCH!

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