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No such thing. Penis = male, he, him... vagina = female, she, her. Period, no quarter asked, none given, the madness and pandering to mental illness must stop in this world or we're all going to be sharing in the caustic insanity of a discrete few in society.
originally posted by: burdman30ott6
That's my point here... Johnny thinks he's a woman. Fine, live your life believing you're a woman, but Johnny does not have the right to expect the rest of society to lie to themselves and not only refer to him as a woman, but in a lot of these cases they demand you think of them as a woman.
OK, let's stick to a more direct comparison, then. The white woman who was president of the NAACP chapter a few years abck, she claimed she was black and said she knew she was black, despite being genetically 100% white. Race is as much a social construct as you're saying gender is, yet nobody flew to that woman's rescue.
originally posted by: joeraynor
Here is an example: Testosterone predisposes a person to gain muscle more easily. On average, women have 30% the upper body strength that men have. Now suppose that men and women also worked their upper bodies to equal levels. I think the difference would be much smaller... you'd probably see something like women having 60-70% as much upper body strength as men; their potential is still less, but they realize all of it. So we have a root physical fact, but then the actions of culture widens the gap. And this is probably an example where the potential of men and women differ the most. Another example is empathy. I think estrogen (and the absence of T) slightly predisposes a person to be slower to anger, and better at relating to others. But there are plenty of men out there who are far more compassionate then a typical woman, and that is because it is a trait that we have active control over, despite natural predispositions and cultural expectations.
But maybe someone wants to be an olympic sprinter, or be president of the NAACP. Are they mentally ill or delusional for wanting to change their genes? It is sort of moot because it isn't possible atm. Maybe it will be in the future, when genetic engineering has progressed further, and we will be having this convesation then. But it IS possible for a natal male to go on androgen blockers that completely stop the action of testosterone within their body and mind. And they can also take estrogen and progesterone and have the same chemical balance and resulting secondary sex characteristics as a natal female.
intersexed individuals being rare genetic aberrations that transpeople love to hide behind.
None of any of ^^^^^ that ^^^^^ occurs naturally.......