In humans, as in most animals or plants, an individual’s biological sex corresponds to one of two distinct types of reproductive anatomy that develop for the production of sperm or egg cells and associated biological functions in sexual reproduction.
See my @WSJ essay with developmental biologist @FondOfBeetles below.

This is our plea to the scientific community to "stand up for the empirical reality of biological sex", for denying biology is harmful to those most vulnerable in our society.…
And see my @Quillette essay below that explores in more detail the science of biological sex and exposes the pseudoscience behind "sex spectrum" ideology.…
Free version of the WSJ essay:…

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4 Oct
Get 'em while they're young.

"It’s an uncomfortable conversation, but you have to start somewhere. For Gladwyne Elementary School, it’s starting in the fourth and fifth grades."…
Some Amazon reviews of the book:

"As I finished reading the story, I wondered if I should apologize for being white."

"I think any caucasian child would genuinely feel bad after reading this—or having it read to them." ImageImage
Here's a 5-Star review: Image
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24 Sep
1/ ATTENTION: I posted this tweet following the publication of @AsraNomani's article in Quillette where she first broke news of Kendi's contract. I made a very significant mistake in not allowing Asra to break news of this contract herself on Twitter. She deserves all the credit.
2/ Please read her fantastic essay below where she details the current admissions situation developing at Thomas Jefferson High School, and where she broke the news of Kendi's $20K contract.…
3/ My sincerest apologies to Asra for stealing her thunder on this. She has put in so much work on this project, and deserves 100% of the credit.

To anyone following the story of Thomas Jefferson High that may have new info or leads, please contact @AsraNomani directly!
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24 Sep
Fairfax County Public Schools paid Ibram X. Kendi $20,000 for a 45 minute presentation with 15 minutes of Q&A.

Critical Race Theory is an incredibly lucrative industry.
As @razibkhan told me, don't hate the player, hate the game. We need expose the vacuousness of CRT so that schools/companies/institutions are no longer willing to fork over $20K to have a snake-oil salesman like Kendi indoctrinate people over Zoom for 45 minutes.
For more on this, see the latest by @AsraNomani and Glenn Miller in @Quillette:…
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17 Sep
I oppose establishing right-wing "patriotic education" as much as I oppose an education based in left-wing Critical Theory. We can't make public education an ideological/political battleground.
Let me put it this way. I don't want history education in public schools to be "pro" or "anti" anything. I want it to be accurate. There's a difference between portraying historical events as good or bad (fine) and portraying the USA itself as good or bad (not fine).
What we should stress is that, despite the bad things that have occurred in the past, there has also been a lot of good and moral progress. This is true! While we cannot redo history to purge it of all the bad bits, we can learn from our mistakes and make a better future.
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5 Sep
1/ Very pleased to see "Critical Race Theory" called out by name in the highest office. Unfortunately this means Democrats will likely now fully endorse CRT in order to oppose Trump, but this battle of ideas needs to happen. CRT will not hold up well to public scrutiny, IMO.
2/ There are complex costs and benefits associated with forming strategic alliances to combat CRT. I don't pretend to know them all. But, from my perspective, the benefits currently appear to outweigh the costs. This assessment, however, is subject to change with new info.
3/ IMO now is not the time for rigid ideological purity tests. If we want to get things done, we need to be strategic and amass a large coalition of support. And that means temporarily tabling certain issues—important issues—in order to tackle comparatively more important ones.
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1/ It should be obvious that when someone has accumulated many thousands of followers, some percentage of them are ALWAYS going to be really shitty people.

When they inevitably rear their ugly heads, people will often say "Wow, look at this following YOU'VE cultivated!"
2/ This line of criticism is tempting but wrong. It's an easy way to convince yourself the person with the large following is bad, and dismiss them and and their arguments wholesale. This urge should be resisted.
3/ I frequently argue with decent people about gender and trans issues, and inevitably receive inflammatory comments and DMs that reflect some variant of "Die TERF scum!"

It's tempting to write off every proponent of gender ideology as containing some drop of this extremism.
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