Those who claim that sex is determined by chromosomes must not realize that sex is assigned at birth not by chromosomes, not even by gonads, but by genitals. In fact, the vast majority of us never learn what our sex chromosomes are. Sex isn’t something we’re actually born with, it’s something that doctors or our parents assign us at birth. So if sex is determined by genitals, they must be clearly binary and unchangable, right? Wrong. Genitals can be ambiguous at birth and many trans people get gender confirmation surgery to change them. Neither chromosomes nor genitals are binary in the way that “biological sex” defenders claim they are, and the vast majority of measures by which we judge sex are very much changable.
It’s pretty bizarre that we place so much importance on an assumption that doctors make when we’re born. A doctor took one look at me the moment I was born and that’s supposed to determine what bathroom I use, what sports I play or really anything else about my current life? We don’t hold adults to those standards in other aspects of their lives, so why do we with this one?
While it is true that gender and sex are different things, and that gender is indeed a social construct, sex isn’t the Ultimate Biological Reality that transphobes make it out to be. There’s nothing intrinsically male about XY chromosomes, testosterone, body hair, muscle mass or penises. If an alien civilization found earth, they wouldn’t look at a person with a penis and say “Oh, that must be a male, sex based on genitalia is the One Universal Constant.” Sex, like gender, is indeed socially constructed and can be changed.
Majoritatea celor de aici fiind medici, sau medici in devenire - cred ca este destul de evident faptul ca genul, sau chiar sexul, e o abstractizare sociala. Asa ca, intrebarea, de fapt, este ce putem face pentru a ne opune bigotismului si misoginismului - atat de raspandite in societatea din ziua de astazi; Cum putem demonta prejudecatile inveterate in cultura noastra si discriminarile aferente pe baza de sex? Si, de ce nu, cum putem integra aceste cunostinte in practica medicala de zi cu zi?
Un prim-pas in vederea tranzitiei spre o societate libera, progresiva, si egalitarista ar fi adoptarea unui nou limbaj (pt ca pana la urma totul incepe la nivel semantic): a unei/unui gender-neutral language. Un exemplu de un astfel de limbaj ne este oferit de unele scoli din Vancouver, Canada (ocazie cu care salut aceasta initiativa onorabila, demna de urmat):
Some schools in Vancouver are reported to be doing away with the old-fashioned pronouns "he" and "she" for their transgender pupils in favour of a new gender-neutral word, "xe".
The school board in the Canadian city has approved a new policy which allows pupils to be referred to as "xe, xem and xyr" instead of "he or she", "him or her", and "his or hers". "We're standing up for kids and making our schools safer and more inclusive," board member Mike Lombardi told the Vancouver Sun. Another change will allow children to choose to use any toilet facilities they prefer, including a mandatory unisex option.
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from ... e-27904621
Sigur, Romania este inca mult departe de tari dezvoltate dpdv social si cultural precum Canada, si poate ca este prematur sa abordam astfel de subiecte in momentul de fata, dar...incetul cu incetul, vom ajunge si noi acolo si este bine daca facem niste mici exercitii de gandire. Astept cu mare interes pareri/sugestii/experiente personale/etc.