Ellen Shull 
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Re: “SB 1432: Because If Our Toilets Aren't Sacred, What Is?

My birth certificate says "sex", not "gender", and the text of the proposed bill references that term; legally that's what we're assigned.

The standard terms for this among the gender studies crowd, CAMAB and CAFAB (coercively assigned male/female at birth; or their less in-your-face cousins MAAB/FAAB) also reference sex, not gender.

Maureen, I do agree with you that the erroneous process of people taking sex as an absolute determinant of gender (or, more realistically, failing to make the distinction in the first place that they are separate things) starts at birth (or before if the sex is assigned prior to birth). Of course it's completely silly to talk about the gender of a infant/fetus that hasn't even developed self-awareness yet, but that's another issue...

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Posted by Ellen Shull on 03/20/2013 at 4:45 AM

Re: “SB 1432: Because If Our Toilets Aren't Sacred, What Is?

Thanks for the coverage. I'd like to suggest an edit, though... "matches the gender you were born with" makes no sense. You're born with some parts. A doctor takes a look and assigns you to a sex based on those parts, which usually but not always (as in the case of trans people) aligns with the gender you develop as you grow up. A better phrasing might be "matches the sex you were assigned at birth".

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Posted by Ellen Shull on 03/19/2013 at 5:20 PM

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