Transgender Trope #8- Some Women Have Penises and Some Men Have Vaginas
Sex is a continuum.
Genitals don’t make one female or male.
What about women who have mastectomies and men who lose penis in duck hunting accident- they are still female/male, right?
This is a “physical reproductive sex doesn’t exist” trope. This trope seeks to erase the fact that human sexual reproduction is binary, comprised of males and females. We all know how babies are born, as a result of female egg and male sperm. Physical sex is a simple reality. None of us would be here otherwise. Humans are either male or female. This trope attempts to co-opt the experience of people who are born with a disability- a disorder of sexual development. People with a birth defect, either a chromosomal anomaly or malformed reproductive system. Plenty of people are born with birth defects. Some are born with no legs, some missing an eye, etc. But no one claims humans are not a bipedal species. No one claims that sight is not a human trait (barring grave disability). The reason we can safely say that hominids are a bipedal species is because -except in case of developmental disorder or amputation injury- humans are born with two legs. Roughly one in 400 humans is born with some sort of congenital anomaly (birth defect). About one in 800 is born with Down Syndrome. About one in 14,000 is born with a disorder of sexual development or “intersex”.
99.9997% of humans are born without a disorder of sexual development. They are male or female with no anomalous characteristic such as chromosomal variation or deformed reproductive system. So we can easily say that humans are male or female except in very rare cases of disorder of sexual development. There are more people born missing a body part than are born intersex. And now that we have chromosomal testing even intersex people can be sexed. Most individuals with disorders of sexual development are male= they have a Y chromosome. Chromosomally female intersex have an XO configuration, and are sterile as a result of their chromosomal birth defect. So even the tiny minority of people born with a birth defect of sex can be “sexed”.
So why do transgenders say that sex doesn’t exist? People born with no legs don’t claim that bipedal hominids don’t exist.
They do this because they want to believe it is so. They want to believe, and more importantly, they want others to believe, that they are “really” female, or “really” male, even though they are not. Transgenders need their beliefs to be affirmed by others in order to sustain those gender fantasies. Genderists think that by co-opting the experiences and reality of those born with disabilities of sexual development they can destabilize the reality of human sex, at least politically, or in the public mind. To further their political aims (which have much in common with the Christian Creationist movement in terms of scientific denial) they have destroyed most organizations set up to support people born with disorders of sexual development. The largest “Intersex” organization now in existence, Organization Intersex International (OII) was set up exclusively to frame transgenderism as an intersex or birth defect matter. People who are actually intersex have had to re-start organizations under the moniker of DSD= Disorders of Sexual Development, in order to support children born with actual intersex conditions and distance themselves from transgenderist political activists who prevented them from having supportive organizations which acknowledge the reality that intersex medical conditions, and resulting disability such as endocrine dysfunction and sterility actually exist. This is equivalent to individuals who fetishize amputees taking over disability services designed to assist those who are paraplegic.
Females DO NOT have penises, and males DO NOT have vaginas.