Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Sex, gender, and gender identity

The Christian Post reports that sex-changes are now big business:
A Planned Parenthood employee is speaking out against the organization's practices of dispensing cross-sex hormones to trans-identifying teenagers, particularly distressed girls. ...

The Planned Parenthood employee, who said she's fully supportive of abortion rights, noted that abortions were the “bread and butter" for clinics. But now, she said, “trans-identifying kids are cash cows, and they are kept on the hook for the foreseeable future in terms of follow-up appointments, bloodwork, meetings, etc., whereas abortions are (hopefully) a one-and-done situation.”

Here is what Planned Parenthood says:
What are the differences between sex, gender, and gender identity?

It’s common for people to confuse sex, gender, and gender identity. But they’re actually all different things.

Sex is a label — male or female — that you’re assigned by a doctor at birth based on the genitals you’re born with and the chromosomes you have. It goes on your birth certificate.

Gender is much more complex: It’s a social and legal status, and set of expectations from society, about behaviors, characteristics, and thoughts. Each culture has standards about the way that people should behave based on their gender. This is also generally male or female. But instead of being about body parts, it’s more about how you’re expected to act, because of your sex.

Gender identity is how you feel inside and how you express your gender through clothing, behavior, and personal appearance. It’s a feeling that begins very early in life.

So if someone is born male and transitions to being a transgendered woman, his sex is still male. His gender becomes female if society expects him to act like a woman. His gender identity might be female if those feelings started at an early age.

So Bruce (aka Caitlyn) Jenner is still belonging to the male sex. His gender identity is still male also, because he only transitioned late in life, after 3 marriages and 6 kids. I don't know what his gender is, as I don't know whether society expects him to be male or female.

I am just trying to recite the politically correct terminology here. I am assuming that if Planned Parenthood is making millions of dollars on this, then it is using the terminology that will become acceptable.

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