I want to have a screen grab of this on record, in case the WHO ever cave in to the trans/genderist dogma that insists on collapsing into one two distinct concepts.
Sometimes it is hard to understand exactly what is meant by the term “gender”, and how it differs from the closely related term “sex”.
“Sex” refers to the biological and physiological characteristics that define men and women.
“Gender” refers to the socially constructed roles, behaviours, activities, and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for men and women.
To put it another way:
“Male” and “female” are sex categories, while “masculine” and “feminine” are gender categories.
Aspects of sex will not vary substantially between different human societies, while aspects of gender may vary greatly.
Some examples of sex characteristics :
Women menstruate while men do not
Men have testicles while women do not
Women have developed breasts that are usually capable of lactating, while men have not
Men generally have more massive bones than women
Some examples of gender characteristics :
In the United States (and most other countries), women earn significantly less money than men for similar work
In Viet Nam, many more men than women smoke, as female smoking has not traditionally been considered appropriate
In Saudi Arabia men are allowed to drive cars while women are not
In most of the world, women do more housework than men
The mental contortions genderists go through to ‘prove’ that biological sex does not exists (while, on the other hand, gender roles are hardwired and immutable in our otherwise plastic brains), are hilarious (but also disturbing).
How has denying science and reality become the most important piece of ‘social justice’ activism for a large number of people?
How do these people function in the real world?
Why is ‘gender’ so important, why can’t they just accept that what they are describing is personality?
I think part of the answer (and I am by no means the first person to say this), is that minutely policing others’ use of language is an easy substitute for real world action; why stand on a picket or protest line when you could be sitting at home listing your privileges and your genders and your pronouns and your sexualities. This is pure narcissism as ‘activism’.
“White scientists” sounds pretty racist to me, as it is erasing all the non-white people who have contributed to science and technology and medicine over the decades. This is actually a pretty sad old rhetorical trick genderists play, to label anything they don’t like as ‘racist’ without anything to back it up.
(Yes, there are white scientists who are racist, and there is bad science that is used for racist purposes, but science itself is just a way of exploring, examining and testing our knowledge of reality, that isn’t racist, or gendered, in itself.)