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people do not have genders

I often enjoy The Woodpile Report. I’m sharing this one snippet from the current version. There is much more good writing there. Check it out. Meanwhile, this tidbit:

It’s time for us to have a talk. The one about the birds and the bees. I’m going to tell you the facts so you don’t get confused or misled by people who are not your friends. Okay, here goes.

It’s this way. People are biologically male or female. Male or female are people’s sex, not their gender. People don’t have genders. Words have genders. Word genders are masculine or feminine nouns and pronouns. “She” and “he” are genders. “His” and “her” are genders. That’s because language is a “social construct”. A person’s sex is not a “social construct”.

Some people want you to conflate gender with sex. They want you to believe saying so makes it so. Such people are demented and have evil intent. Other people actually believe saying so makes it so, for reasons you won’t understand yet. Stay away from them. Especially them.

There. I’m glad we had this little talk.