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AlaskaGuy

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Why do you think that people believe they are the wrong sex? I'm really curious. Do you think there is some kind of genetic problem?
I personally feel for these people if they truly do believe they are in the wrong body. On the other hand I don't think that the majority of claims are true especially not in the younger generation. IMO it and social justice in general has become a bit of a fad and again you can really see this in the younger generation. My daughter was telling me the other day about a conversation at school. The kids were sitting around talking and trying to figure out "what they were". Some were saying "I think I'm trans" and others "I think I'm gay" and so on. Kids at school openly talk about their sexuality and honestly I think they just latch on to the popular thing at the time. Some may go as far as to change their bodies only to regret it later in life.
No one's value is in their sexuality. No one's identity is in their sex.
In the end we are all just humans and every bit equal but you can't expect everyone to accept everything you believe about yourself. It does not mean they hate you but it does mean they don't agree with you and that's just life.
 

Aaron Fox

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I'm sorry but DNA has made a binary choice, you are XX or XY, that's it.
False.

XXY, XYY, and XXX people exist.

XXY people can be a 50/50 mix of male and female characteristics. That doesn't mean the concept of a collage person — like a man's face with women's breasts. It means the face is a 50/50 blend. (It's difficult to describe such a face because we're used to placing everything into one of the two categories.) The shoulders are broader than those of most women but narrower than those of most men. The hips are wider than those of most men. However, the XXY person can have full male genitalia and full female-type breasts. Et cetera.

There are also vast differences in terms of how the sex hormones affect different people's bodies. Many women, for instance, have a disorder with their ovaries that raises their testosterone levels quite a bit. Many of them go into sports like tennis.

That humans are sexually dimorphic (mainly XY and XX) is absolutely true. That that's the only thing that matters when it comes to gender is absolutely false.

Biological sex tends to be pretty simple (with XXY, XXX, and XYY people being exceptions) but gender is not simple — because physical factors (like those ovaries) exist in addition to basic DNA type.

Even, for instance, among gay men there is a wide range of testosterone level. Some have the masculine finger length pattern (short index finger) and some have the feminine. That goes to womb testosterone exposure level. Testosterone injections cause gay men to have increased libido but toward the same sex (not the opposite, as some early researchers guessed). Orientation and gender are complicated, particularly when it comes to how physiology/hormones work.
 
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Gezzer

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False.

XXY, XYY, and XXX people exist.

XXY people can be a 50/50 mix of male and female characteristics. That doesn't mean the concept of a collage person — like a man's face with women's breasts. It means the face is a 50/50 blend. (It's difficult to describe such a face because we're used to placing everything into one of the two categories.) The shoulders are broader than those of most women but narrower than those of most men. The hips are wider than those of most men. However, the XXY person can have full male genitalia and full female-type breasts. Et cetera.

There are also vast differences in terms of how the sex hormones affect different people's bodies. Many women, for instance, have a disorder with their ovaries that raises their testosterone levels quite a bit. Many of them go into sports like tennis.

That humans are sexually dimorphic (mainly XY and XX) is absolutely true. That that's the only thing that matters when it comes to gender is absolutely false.

Biological sex tends to be pretty simple (with XXY, XXX, and XYY people being exceptions) but gender is not simple — because physical factors (like those ovaries) exist in addition to basic DNA type.

Even, for instance, among gay men there is a wide range of testosterone level. Some have the masculine finger length pattern (short index finger) and some have the feminine. That goes to womb testosterone exposure level. Testosterone injections cause gay men to have increased libido but toward the same sex (not the opposite, as some early researchers guessed). Orientation and gender are complicated, particularly when it comes to how physiology/hormones work.
XXY Male checking in. And yes I'm a male, with all the normal male tendencies just dialed down. If push comes to shove I'd say my gender is just to the male side of neutral. How much of that is due to the societal construct of maleness compared to inherent I can't say.