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This story originally appeared on Massive Science , an editorial partner site that publishes science stories by scientists. Subscribe to their newsletter to get even more science sent straight to you. The way the US thinks about sex is wrong. But as with many binaries, things are more complicated than they seem.

Sex isn’t binary, and we should stop acting like it is

The Body, The Self | Harvard Medicine magazine

Two sexes have never been enough to describe human variety. Not in biblical times and not now. Before we knew much about biology, we made social rules to administer sexual diversity. The ancient Jewish rabbinical code known as the Tosefta, for example, sometimes treated people who had male and female parts such as testes and a vagina as women — they could not inherit property or serve as priests; at other times, as men — forbidding them to shave or be secluded with women.

Why Sex Is Mostly Binary but Gender Is a Spectrum

Understandings of gender continually evolve. This has perhaps never been more true than it is now. For example:. All of us are inundated with gender messages from the time we are born, yet we offer children few opportunities to more deeply consider or understand this fundamentally important aspect of life.
But not only are the claimed biological facts far from established, this particular use of biology to guide social and legal issues is completely misguided in the first place. Transgender people, just like anyone else, should be free to live and work without being stigmatized, harassed, or disrespected. Whether sex is binary, a spectrum, or whether there are 42 sexes, makes absolutely no difference. She points out that these do not always align. For instance, there are people who are chromosomally male XY but whose external genitalia are female.