“His transphobic book is transphobic because it’s most definitely transphobic.”

What you’ll find throughout the “Gender Paradox” is the theme of freedom of choice and action independent of society’s own bigotries and injustices.

It’s about understanding our full variation as humans and as males and females and the rejection of rigid stereotypes.
It doesn’t matter who you are. You should be able to live the life you choose, as long as you do not infringe on the rights of others.
The book focuses on the perils of extreme social constructionist ideology and how it can damage individuals and society.

It champions the importance of biology in shaping each of us, including trans individuals.
One of the chapters is “Gender Stereotype Pathology,” another focuses on the sociological and biological views of gender identity, and another focuses on how biology impacts our interests and preferences in our careers on the average.

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6 Sep
The vast majority (99.9%) of multicellular plant and animal species engage in sexual reproduction via the male and female reproductive roles.
Avise, J. (2011). Hermaphroditism--a primer on the biology, ecology, and the evolution of dual sexuality. In: Chapter 1: Two sexes in one. Columbia University Press.
Whether these species utilize both sexes in the same individual (hermaphroditism) or in separate individuals (gonochorism), it is clear that sex is a binary phenomenon across the plant and animal kingdoms.
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5 Sep
“The definition of sexes fails because not every woman menstruates and not every man produces viable sperm.”

“The definition of eyes fails because not every person can see.”

The first quote is taken almost directly from a Sociology of Gender class at a state university.
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4 Sep
The distinction in most species of plants and animals based on the the type of gametes produced.

Something having two parts.

Because there are only two types of gametes, sex is binary. 🤓
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3 Sep
What’s described there are mating types, not sexes.

Don’t trust pop science magazines for accurate biology information.
Pop science magazines do this for headlines because they know “20,000 mating types” doesn’t have quite the punch they need for people to click on the article.
Mating types are genetic systems that regulate compatibility between fusing gametes of the same size (isogamy).

These are not sexes because sexes require a difference, or asymmetry, in gamete size and form (anisogamy).

Thus, sexes imply anisogamy; mating types imply isogamy.
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2 Sep
Male and female are the only sexes.

There has never been a species observed with a number of sexes greater than two. 🤓
Sex characteristics can be variable, both within humans and across species, but these sex characteristics are byproducts of there being only two sexes.

Sex characteristics develop to support one's reproductive role (sex).
Sex being binary (only two reproductive roles) is no limit on the diversity of human body types.
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2 Sep
The sex spectrum's biological principle states that sex is a continuum beyond male and female.

This principle acts as the shield for the sex spectrum's social and political agendas by appropriating complex biological information in order to appear scientifically sound.
The social principle states that there are no criteria that will reliably categorize people as male or female.

This principle unites the biological and political by claiming that male and female are unreliable, social constructs.
The political principle states that since sex is socially constructed, one's internal sense of self should be the primary determinate.

This principle is used to redefine male and female around internal identity, replacing the legal (even biological or medical) definition of sex.
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