What Would You Say?

Do Intersex People Mean There Are More Than Two Genders?


Joseph Backholm

You’re in a conversation and someone says, “Some people are born not male or female, but are intersex. This proves there are more than two genders.”

What would you say?

Some people are born with a reproductive system that does not match what is typically considered male or female.

Does that mean they represent a sex or gender other than male and female?


And here are two reasons why.

1. The intersex condition is a disorder of sexual development, not a new gender.

2. The intersex condition does not change anything about who we are as a species.


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