Physical, biological sex is in the body. “Gender” is a social construct, a conception, a derivative of characteristics common to or resulting from sexes. Identity is in the mind for both sex and gender. Resistance is not futile.

Disgust with Sex and Gender Non-binarism and Manipulation to Avoid
Transgenders use Sex and Gender as Different Things

…..Sex vs. Gender
…..Sex Identity vs. Gender Identity
…..Sex Orientation vs. Gender Orientation
Why do so Many People Insist on Sex-and-Gender Conflation?

Disgust with Sex and Gender Non-binarism and Manipulation to Avoid

It seems almost reluctantly, some science, educational or therapeutic oriented organizations will admit that sex and gender are two different things, but then, illogically, will use gender identity both for an identity of gender and an identity of sex while omitting an identity of physical sex. Statements such as these seem to be carefully worded to try and retain some sense of academic integrity while at the same time trying to appease people who are trying to hide T sex issues.

As an example: I’m disappointed in the American Psychological Association, supporting transgender social movement scripture while suppressing T sex issues and transsexualism (seen herein below and also here). They define that sex is biological and gender is a cultural association, but in an indirect way, use “gender identity” as both cultural associations and physical sex, while omitting “sex identity.” The APA doesn’t even own this mis-use. They struggle for academic integrity while trying to appease an a ideology in social denial.

Note the APA Style Guide, 7th Edition defines sex and gender as two different things. Correct. Then they define “gender identity” correctly. Good. Then they do not themselves own it but state that “Many people describe gender identity” as a sex-and-gender conflation. Then the APA uses that conflation while trying to return to intellectual integrity. It’s subtle but the message is clear, particularly when we note they include an identity one may have for gender yet omit an identity one may have for physical sex—sex identity—which is meaningful, can be opposite, and usually do not correspond in trans people.

This kind of thing happens commonly, and in some places it’s much more blatant.

Why not include such as “sex identity”? Why not admit that most trans people want to change gender but do not want to change sex?

I’ve been in this since 1977, known many principals, been associated with or talked in many universities since…and the things that keep coming back are

  1. DISGUST of sex-and-gender non-binarism, a desire to distance, and

2. FEAR of transgender radical antagonism or bad press, having insecure radical transgenders falsely accuse or rail in anger, such as institutions and researchers have experienced before (see below for more on this).

Transgenders use Sex and Gender as Different Things

In the simplest sense:

When millions of people change some things but not another thing, those are two different things, or at least they’re being treated as two different things.

If someone does not want the genitalia of the other sex, then it is not desired to actually be the other sex.

A person will over time tend to express how they really feel inside, regardless of assertions.

Most people are “certain” of the “fact” that sex and gender are all part of the same thing because they see it every day. Women are female; men are male. And they like it that way, are even offended with non-binarism.

But trans people are different, even opposite, from that conflation in meaningful ways. Most trans people want to change gender yet do not want to change sex (transgenderism, non-binary). Untold false reasons are given in obfuscation and subterfuge to hide or modify this fact.

Don’t be swayed by social ideology. Put on your scientific hat:

Sex vs. Gender

Where gender is changed and it is desired the sex not be physically changed, they may become clear as separate.

SEX: Physical sex goes to the ability of the species to reproduce; biology; primary sex characteristics; chromosomes, reproductive organs, genitalia, and a system that leads to reproduction; male or female. Where sex and gender are inconsistent in trans people, I believe with Virginia Prince that for us “sex” does not include “man” or “woman,” “masculine” or “feminine,” which are gender terms. Several characteristics are common to or resultant from (are secondary to) the physical sexes, such as stature, breasts, body hair, voice…which do not themselves denote the sexes; they connote, imply, suggest. A person can be of one sex, even fertile, with secondary sex characteristics of the other sex. As of yet, biologic sex cannot be changed, but it can be legally, socially, and genitally in form and function.

GENDER: A social construct, a conception, an idea, a perspective on how to group things; varies with culture and through time; masculinity or femininity; manly or womanly; sometimes man or woman. Where in trans people sex and gender are inconsistent, I believe with Virginia Prince that “gender” does not include “male” or “female,” which are physical sex terms. Gender is often used as a euphemism for physical sex, but the differences are made clear with transgenderism where, for example, a male may womanize yet desire and keep male genitalia, sexually respond as male. Gender can be changed as it’s a social role, or masculinity or femininity, and can be affected by attire, hormones and surgeries.

Sex Identity vs. Gender Identity

Where sex and gender are two different things, “sex identity” and “gender identity” are two different things (Milton Diamond, 2002).

  • Sex Identity: an identity of physical sex; “I am or need to be male or female.”
  • Gender Identity: an identity of gender; “I am or need to be man or woman.”

The assertion that both are covered under “gender identity” is an assertion of conflated sex-and-gender binarism and is a mis-understanding of what most trans people are all about. Transsexualism is a need to be that other binary, but transgenderism is a need to be non-binary, of one gender and yet not the other sex.

Sex Orientation vs. Gender Orientation

Where sex and gender are two different things, “sex orientation” and “gender orientation” are two different things.

  • Sex Orientation: What sex you’re into; “I am attracted to females.”
  • Gender Orientation: What gender you’re into; “I am attracted to women.”

This is not a light distinction. In transgenderism, where people want to change gender but not sex, as in someone with a gender identity of “woman” yet who still likes and wants to keep her penis, these distinctions become important in both love and sex. There are people who are specifically attracted to this feminine gender yet male sexuality: gynandromorphophilia, a gender orientation of women yet a sex orientation of male.

This needs to be an okay thing to be and to say.

If society is ever to accept and include transgender sex-and-gender non-binarism, we must also accept people who are attracted to them.

Why do so Many People Insist on Sex-and-Gender Conflation?

That is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

1. Society, people at large, do not like sex-and-gender non-binarism, are offended by it, and seek to hide T sex issues by focusing on gender and hiding T sex.

2. Transgenders know that people at large are offended at their sex-and-gender non-binarism, and so they assert society must focus on gender and not sex issues, in an effort to reduce rejection.

3. Society comes back, disowns their own hatred of non-binarism, and claims they are being accommodating to transgenders.


In minimizing trans person sex issues (the need to be a sex and the needed sexual response of a sex), both trans people and society disrespect trans people in general and are transphobic.

The transgender paradigm needs to evolve, to begin to embrace what it’s really doing, much as Kenji Yoshino shared in his marvelous book Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights (2006).

In order for people to accept us as we truly are, we need to BE who we truly are. Transgenders need to embrace the concept with society of being the other gender and keeping the same sex and sexuality. “Yes, I’m a woman and I have a penis. I am a woman with male sexuality…”

Transgender-focused social movement leaders write books to please a buying base and marginalize the truth of this, which hurts all of us, leaves main-stream transgenders alone when facing family, friends, co-workers and maligns transsexuals, like me, erasing the narrative of our sexually opposite issues.


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