“[…] Sex isn’t assigned. Socially constructed gender is assigned to sex. Here, let me offer you a visual aide I made a little while ago. (See above).
So we’re born female or male. This is because we’re an allogamous sexually reproducing species. This is easily observed and tested and well understood.
Our word for pre-pubescent and adolescent human females is “girl”, our word for adult human females is “woman”.
Our word for pre-pubescent and adolescent human males is “boy”, our word for adult human males is “man”.
With me so far?
So in human society behavioral expectations are imposed on girls and women, boys and men. This is called gender. And it’s bad because it tends to keep girls and women, the humans born female, in an inferior social position.
Beyond the expectations of behavior are social roles assigned to the sexes, these are gender roles.
Adopting the gender roles of the opposite sex and saying that makes one the equivalent of the opposite sex only serves to reinforce the idea that those gender roles are an inherent part of being that sex. All it does is continue to perpetuate them, and the oppression of girls and women, the humans born female, especially.
The solution then is to do away with gender, not further codify it. Then no one has to feel their sex is wrong because they don’t meet society’s behavioral expectations.”
And the above is the radical position that is causing so much anger. It is logical, offers a solution, and more importantly works toward a version of society that emancipates females from patriarchy – i.e. feminism.