Saturday, 28 February 2015

Sex isn’t chromosomes: the story of a century of misconceptions about X & Y | New Statesman

The assertion that gender is the same as biological sex, and that biological sex depends solely on your chromosomes, is oversimplified and essentially wrong. This post helps you to understand why.
The 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...
Full article here: Sex isn’t chromosomes: the story of a century of misconceptions about X & Y

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