Well considering gender has literally nothing to do with biology I doubt that would happen.
Gender has everything to do with biology. We wouldn’t have a binary without it. They’re inseparable.
Surprise: There is no binary. The binary is an oversimplification that is largely contextualized within Western culture.
We wouldn’t be here right now if there wasn’t a gender binary. Complex lifeforms need one to perpetuate themselves.
Also incorrect. Sex is a spectrum. You’ll find that reality is rarely as simple as pure and uncompromising binaries.
Sex isn’t chromosomes: the story of a century of misconceptions about X & YThe influence of the XX/XY model of chromosomal sex has been profound over the last century, but it’s founded on faulty premises and responsible for encouraging reductive, essentialist thinking. While the scientific world has moved on, its popular appeal remains.
Have you considered that those scientists might be bias and pushing an agenda. Gender is a biological absolute.
Gender is highly contextualized by time and place. Like, if you want to talk about scientists being biased and pushing an agenda, look at modern western science for pushing a flawed binary narrative.
Non-binary genders are not a modern invention. The idea of third genders/non-binary genders is as old as human civilization, because gender is socially constructed and subjective, and people’s ideas about gender have changed over time and between cultures.
- In Mesopotamian mythology, among the earliest written records of humanity, there are references to types of people who are not men and not women. In a Sumerian creation myth found on a stone tablet from the second millennium BC, the goddess Ninmah fashions a being “with no male organ and no female organ”, for whom Enki finds a position in society: “to stand before the king”.
- In Babylonia, Sumer and Assyria, certain types of individuals who performed religious duties in the service of Inanna/Ishtar have been described as a third gender.
- Inscribed pottery shards from the Middle Kingdom of Egypt (2000–1800 BCE), found near ancient Thebes (now Luxor, Egypt), list three human genders: tai (male), sḫt (“sekhet”) and hmt (female).
- The Vedas (c. 1500 BC–500 BC) describe individuals as belonging to one of three categories, according to one’s nature or prakrti. These are also spelled out in the Kama Sutra (c. 4th century AD) and elsewhere as pums-prakrti (male-nature), stri-prakrti (female-nature), and tritiya-prakrti (third-nature).
- Many have interpreted the “eunuchs” of the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean world as a third gender that inhabited a liminal space between women and men, understood in their societies as somehow neither or both. In the Historia Augusta, the eunuch body is described as a tertium genus hominum (a third human gender),
- The ancient Maya civilization may have recognised a third gender, according to historian Matthew Looper. Looper notes the androgynous Maize Deity and masculine Moon goddess of Maya mythology, and iconography and inscriptions where rulers embody or impersonate these deities. He suggests that the third gender could also include two-spirit individuals with special roles such as healers or diviners
- Anthropologist Rosemary Joyce agrees, writing that “gender was a fluid potential, not a fixed category, before the Spaniards came to Mesoamerica. Childhood training and ritual shaped, but did not set, adult gender, which could encompass third genders and alternative sexualities as well as “male” and “female.” At the height of the Classic period, Maya rulers presented themselves as embodying the entire range of gender possibilities, from male through female, by wearing blended costumes and playing male and female roles in state ceremonies.“
- Andean Studies scholar Michael Horswell writes that third-gendered ritual attendants to chuqui chinchay, a jaguar deity in Incan mythology, were “vital actors in Andean ceremonies” prior to Spanish colonisation.
- Two-spirit individuals are viewed in some Native American cultures as having two identities occupying one body. Their dress is usually a mixture of traditionally male and traditionally female articles, or they may dress as a man one day, and a woman on another.
- In Pakistan, the hijras are officially recognized as third gender by the government,
Well that’s stupid. All this proves is that special snowflakes are older then we thought.
Wait, did someone argue myth when discussing science? Really? There isn’t a third gender, there are genetic mutations and abnormalities. There are genetic flukes that are usually sterile because they are mess ups and their genetics were never meant to continue.
What my examples show if that GENDER has been conceptualized as something separate from biological sex for THOUSANDS of years. The idea that gender is a self identification that does not always align with expectations based on sex is not new and it is not isolated. THAT is what my examples are demonstrating.
And not all people with atypical chromosomal and genital genotypes and phenotypes are sterile. And their existence should point us toward the fact that sex is a complicated interaction between SEVERAL FACTORS, with some combinations more common than others- not a neat set binary.
Watching people try to claim that gender = sex, and further that sex = binary, and then flailing their arms like Muppets when they’re given, you know, tons of sources going back thousands of years, is always awkward.
You’d think at some point they might examine the idea that the people shouting “there’s only ever been a binary” might have an agenda, but … no such luck.
And here, esteemed audience, can we see the goalpost mover in their natural habitat. As you can see they are utterly immune to citations and scientific proof, a fascinating ability found mainly in niche dwellers like the male rights bawler and the common racist. Careful now, we’ll try to get a closer look –
“Mesopotamians were special snowflakes” is my new favorite discourse
Apparently not even that special if it was considered completely normal in that society…