There is some confusion about the words ‘sex’ and ‘gender’. They are often used interchangeably in common parlance but they are also used to distinguish between that which is material reality and that which is social construct, which is why I am keeping them separate.

A simple explanation, courtesy of  the Paradox Institute can be seen here: Sex vs Gender


Two very interesting Twitter thread pdfs by La Scapigliata: one on the conflation of sex and gender can be read here and one on medical practitioners and transgenderism is here.

Here are links to the designated pages on this site:





For womb the bell tolls Victoria Smith in The Critic 29.08.23

Why biological sex matters – New Statesman Richard Dawkins in The New Statesman 26.07.23

SF Chronicle gets biological sex badly wrong Why Evolution Is True blog 04.06.23

A Biologist Explains Why Sex Is Binary Colin Wright WSJ 09.04.23

Social sponges: Gendered brain development comes from society, not biology Nature 10.02.23

The tangled web of sex  Nathan Williams takes down PZ Myers in The Critic 08.03.23

Debunking Pseudoscience: ‘Multimodal Models of Animal Sex’ Colin Wright 06.03.23

‘You CAN’T change your sex’: Fertility expert Professor Robert Winston says ‘mutilating ourselves’ changes gender but ‘we cannot escape our genetics’ – after Church of England said it didn’t have a definition of ‘woman’ Mail 13.07.22

Trying to erase the biological definition of sex isn’t just misguided – it’s dangerous The Guardian 28.06.22

What is a woman? Prospect 12.05.22

Revellers offered 51 gender choices to buy Riverside Festival tickets The Times 17.03.22

Richard Dawkins: ‘Race is a spectrum. Sex is pretty damn binary’ The Sunday Times 31.10.21

Mortality risk in transgender people is twice as high as in cisgender people, data show  The BMJ  02.09.21

On the Sex Deracination Gambit Andy Lewis 19.07.21

Jo Bartosch on why intersex people are fed up with their medical conditions being repurposed as a transgender identity 10.07.21

Biological sex is real – not psychological Kathleen Stock in Spiked 31.05.21

A Feminist Doctor on Gender Identity Policies, Institutional Capture and Medicine FILIA 25.03.21

Sex deniers are the new flat earthers Nathan Williams 27.04.21

On the Ontology and Epistemology of Sex Andy Lewis 09.04.21

Book Review | The Spectrum of Sex: Chapter 1 Colin Wright 28.01.21

What Is Sex? – Neuroscience NCBI Bookshelf 2021

On Sex and Gender, The New England Journal of Medicine Has Abandoned Its Scientific Mission Colin Wright 23.12.20

The Capture of Nature Andy Lewis 03.09.20

JK Rowling is Right—Sex Is Real and It Is Not a “Spectrum” Colin Wright 08.07.20

Happy non-binary day! Jo Bartosch 14.07.20

Maybe we are all “non-binary”? Debbie Hayton 14.07.20

Is it a ‘transphobic lie’ to say ‘only females get cervical cancer’? Alex Massie in The Spectator 15.07.20

What is Trans? …or How Stonewall Literally Denies the Existence of Trans People The Gender Critic 12.07.20

“Of course sex materially exists” Kathleen Stock 18.06.20

On the existence of females Andy Lewis 08.06.20

On Sex and Gender Identity: Perspectives from Biology, Neuroscience and Philosophy The Electric Agora 02.06.20

In Humans, Sex is Binary and Immutable Georgi K. Marinov 09.05.20

Freddy McConnell’s battle with biology Spiked Online 30.04.20

We must not forget transgender patients’ physiology if we are to prescribe safely The Pharmaceutical Journal 25.03.20

As A Transsexual, I Support Dr Eva Poen Uncommon Ground 16.03.20

The Dangerous Denial of Sex Colin Wright and Emma Hilton WSJ 13.02.20

Sex and Gender Dave Curtis 24.12.19

Are you heterosexual? Or simply transphobic? Meghan Murphy 19.12.19

Of course biological sex exists, Jo Tom Chivers 10.12.19

Study of “gender dysphoria” in the brain has long missed one possible cause 02.12.19

The Intersex Continuum Redline 27.11.19

No One Is Born in ‘The Wrong Body’ Quillette 24.09.20

Gender as Identity vs Gender as Norms Holly Lawford-Smith 11.09.19

Biological sex and socially-constructed gender Michael Nugent 03.09.19

Men and Women’s Brains Aren’t Really That Different Gina Rippon 21.08.19

Sex and Social Constructionism  Dr EM Uncommon Ground 10.08.19

Video: The Hormone Health Crisis | with Endocrinologist William Malone, MD 12.07.19

The Rise of Gender Identity and the Fall of Sex  pdf of Twitter thread by @RJose Martin 23.05.19

A pregnant man’s (sic) tragedy tests gender notions Vancouver Sun 15.05.19

Sex Begins in the Womb NCBI

Decoupled from reality Weekly Worker 18.04.19

An Open Letter to the Guy on Twitter Who Wonders if Biological Sex is Real Jonah Mix 19.04.19

Ignoring Differences Between Men and Women Is the Wrong Way to Address Gender Dysphoria Kathleen Stock 11.04.19

Transgender men and women may have higher heart attack risk American Heart Association News 05.04.19

Meet the neuroscientist shattering the myth of the gendered brain Guardian 24.02.19

Is Sex a Spectrum? Andy Lewis 24.02.19

Is it possible to change sex? Holly Lawford-Smith 14.02.19

The Nature of Sex Andrew Sullivan 01.02.19

Non-Binary Genders, Neologisms and Question Begging Terri Murray 23.12.18

Trans ideologists are spreading cod science The Times 22.12.18

What does gender have to do with genitals? Julie Bindel 21.12.18

Why should trans women make us like beauty pageants? Julie Bindel 19.12.18

Do women exist? The sience of sex, the politics of gender and the materialist and dialetical thinking needed to distinguish the two James Robb 10.12.18

Gamete competition, gamete limitation, and the evolution of the two sexes | Molecular Human Reproduction | Oxford Academic Oxford Academic 16.10.14

Can We Finally Stop Talking About ‘Male’ and ‘Female’ Brains? Daphna Joel and Cordelia Fine 03.12.18

If the Future Is Nonbinary, It’s a Bleak One for Women Katie Herzog 30.11.18

The New Evolution Deniers Colin Wright, Quillette 30.11.18

Bringing genetics into trans identity is a terrifying path Guardian 23.11.18

Enough of the neurosexist bilge. It’s not all pink and blue when it comes to our brains Guardian 18.11.18

Sex, Gender & the NHS Anne Harper-Wright 13.11.18

1,642 “Scientists” Sign Letter Supporting Unscientific “Transgenderism” The New American 06.11.18

“Evil Womxn”: The Silencing Of Biological Reality And The Technology Of Obfuscation” Julian Vigo 26.10.18

The Gender Identity Phantom Michael Laidlaw MD 24.10.18

What is a ‘Gender’? Andy Lewis 18.10.18

Obsession with gender identity goes too far Nigel Biggar 02.08.18

Keingenderism, Truth, and Where the Transgender Movement Gets it Wrong  Angelos Sofocleous 27.07.18

Neurobiology of gender identity and sexual orientation – PMC NIH?.07.18

An aversion to dolls and dresses is no proof you’re a man Hadley Freeman 05.07.18

What I believe about sex and gender (and what I don’t) Kathleen Stock 13.05.18

Thoughts on Sex and Gender Daniel A. Kaufman 29.04.18

I’m Graysexual, Ambrosexual, Genderfluid & Non-binary – no, really it’s true Perspicat blog 07.03.18

To whomever it may concern: RE: My Gender Identity Fair Play for Women 10.02.18

What are little girls made of? Gender ideology and why it harms us all  Magical Birth blog 10.02.18

Can we have an honest debate about gender? James Kirkup 08.02.18

Conflation of words “sex” and “gender” has arisen from Christian prudishness in a language that doesn’t have gendered words (English) A Twitter thread from @lascapigliata8 29.01.18

Debunking Myths of Sex Difference Cordelia Fine interviewed by Julian Vigo 26.01.18

What makes somebody ‘real trans’? Part 1 – Adults Lily Maynard 30.12.17

Science can’t accurately support gender neutrality Deborah Soh 05.12.17

Questioning gender fluidity is the new blasphemy Brendan O’Neill 14.11.17

Feminist Perspectives on Sex and Gender Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (revised October 2017)

Non binary identity aka not fitting in with the popular clique Purple Sage 20.10.17

Playing the intersex card Jonah Mix 20.10.17

Gender – a Feminist, Environmentalist Critique Perspicats blog 18.10.17

You cannot dismiss the relevance of sex quite so casually Jo Bartosch (on a recommendation from the UK Office of National Statistics (ONS) to make the category of ‘sex’ optional on the next census) Conatus News 12.10.17

Transformed: The Credit Suisse director known as Pippa and Philip Pips Bunce 04.10.17

Study Shows Gender Stereotypes Increase Depression, Violence, & Suicide In Kids Article about a new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health 21.09.17

Scientific American’s Transgenderism Issue Only Delegitimizes Science The Federalist 28.08.17

Critical questions need to be answered in transgender debate Robert Jensen 19.08.17

My journey to gender criticism Critical Kid Blog 15.08.17

What happened when a primary school went gender-neutral Telegraph 15.08.17

Sex and Gender are Dials not Switches David P Schmitt 01.08.17

Conflating Sex and Gender does nothing for equality Shona Craven 28.07.17

Special millennials are so special (please tell me I’m special) Meghan Murphy 28.07.19

The Battle Over What It Means to Be Female Chris Hedges 03.07.17

My daughter is not transgender. She’s a tomboy Lisa Selin Davis 18.04.17

The Sex Delusion Jeni Harvey 25.04.17

Sex, Gender and the New Essentialism Claire Heuchan, Sister Outrider 07.02.17

A simplified overview of gender Auntie Wanda 09.01.17

A brief history of ‘gender’  DebUK blog 15.12.16

Gender is not an identity, it is a tool of patriarchy  Gender Critical Greens 15.08.16

Gender identity and the big questions that have yet to be answered Guardian 10.07.16

Gender is not a spectrum Rebecca Reilly-Cooper 28.06.16

Why I won’t accept the politics of gender identity Jennifer Duncan  Morning Star 19.05.16

What is Gender Anyway? Sarah Ditum 16.05.16

The Trans Lobby Peddles a Pink and Blue World Janice Turner 14.05.16

When the shoe won’t fit: transgenderism’s sticking points Renee 05.06.16

Critically examining the doctrine of gender identity (Video of a talk by Rebecca Reilly-Cooper) 20.03.16

The Trans Conundrum – What is the Real Meaning of ‘Gender’? Miranda Yardley 29.02.16

“Gender is not a binary, it’s a spectrum”: some problems  Rebecca Reilly-Cooper 06.01.16

You can’t ‘feel’ race, but can you ‘feel’ female? On Rachel Dolezal, Caitlyn Jenner, and unspeakable questions Meghan Murphy 17.06.15

Transgenderism: A Pathogenic Meme Paul McHugh 10.06.15

What is a woman?  The Feminista Hood 05.04.15

Gender roles: Men and women are not so different after all Iowa State University News Service 29.01.15

Trans Issues and Gender Identity Rebecca Reilly-Cooper 2015

How did we get here?  Rebecca Reilly-Cooper 2015

Gamete competition, gamete limitation, and the evolution of the two sexes Oxford Academic 16.10.14

What gender is and what gender isn’t It’s not a zero sum game 17.02.14

The battle over gender: what makes you a man or a woman, anyway? Helen Lewis in the New Statesman asks Adrian Dalton, Bethany Black, Julie Bindel and Gia Milinovich 13.09.13

Sex vs. gender The New Backlash blog 

The Manifesto of the Gender Rebels Purple Sage





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