Science Doesn’t Support the Sex Binary (Pssst: Not Everyone Is Male or Female)

You might already know that gender is more of a spectrum than a binary – but what about sex?

Many believe that your sex is as simple as your chromosomes determining if you’re male or female.

But it’s actually not as simple as you might think. In this video, Riley J. Dennis explains the science behind what it means to be intersex – and how intersex people’s lives show that there’s a lot more to the traditional story.

Find out just how limited the idea of a binary biological sex really is. This binary is being used to invalidate transgender people’s identities, and we’re even overlooking variation among people who fit our definitions of male or female.

Here’s why science proves it’s time for a shift in perspective.

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The Editors at Everyday Feminism


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Riley J. Dennis is a Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism. She’s a polyamorous, atheist, gender non-binary trans woman with a passion for fiction writing, feminism, and technology. She got her BA from Whittier College in 2015 doing a self-designed major called Writing Worlds, a mixture of creative writing and anthropology, focused on realistic fictional world building. Find her on her YouTube channel, Twitter @RileyJayDennis, or her website