Marjorie Taylor Greene and the Science of Gender SLCTrojan Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 358 Likes Received: 376 Mar 1, 2021 #1 Marjorie Taylor Greene and the Science of Gender - or, more accurately, how "journalists" handle this topic. https://www.yahoo.com/news/balancing-act-marjorie-taylor-greene-090000809.html (Fascinating article, worth the 5 minutes it will take to read.) This is a good representation of what I see a TON of that passes for journalism. It is 'reported' with the perspective already formed that Gender Fluidity is real, and as such scientifically demonstrable. Sources, facts, and quotes are handpicked (likely from a single Google search) to support the premise. This is NOT reporting. It's a high-school research paper. Take a glance at this article. It uses a simple sleight-of-hand method to demonstrate that something is 'scientific' - quoting the opinion of science-ey folks as though they are results. The first source they quote, you'll notice, is a Doctoral Candidate. Seriously. "Here's a person who's going to College - so she knows..." More legitimately, this opinion piece pulls quotes from the Cleveland Clinic, the Mayo Clinic, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, all saying that Gender lies along a spectrum. Great. So what is the actual 'science' we're discussing here? Are there XX and XY Chromosomes? Are there clearly defined genitals in 99.9% of cases? Are there two sexes required to reproduce? I get the argument that says that Gender has nothing to do with sex, but it's neutralized when you make the Gender argument, and then apply it to clear sexual characteristics (like saying "women and other people who menstruate", or in athletic competition). I think there may be a scientific counter argument to Marjorie Taylor Greene's assertion. This just isn't it. I'm not sure how 'articles' like this get published. -SLC (P.S. - this same complaint applies to every article I've read so far with a headline like 'the $15 minimum wage is actually good for the economy'.) CrownoftheValley likes this.