SEX & GENDER

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 Medical News Today, is found here: Sex and gender: What is the difference?

 

First, two very interesting Twitter threads 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:

Sex

Gender

Further reading from other sites:

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

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

Is Julia Serano right that transwomen are female? Marcus 26.08.17

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

Is biological sex a social construct? Social Justice Wizard 06.07.17

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

Julia Serano’s Arguments for Gender Identity are Unconvincing, Incoherent, and Insulting Jonah Mix 29.06.17

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

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

 

 

 

 

Last updated 09.12.18