yep, intersex people exist and therefore the whole idea of “2 sexes 2 genders” is pretty silly
“Intersex” is a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male. For example, a person might be born appearing to be female on the outside, but having mostly male-typical anatomy on the inside. Or a person may be born with genitals that seem to be in-between the usual male and female types—for example, a girl may be born with a noticeably large clitoris, or lacking a vaginal opening, or a boy may be born with a notably small penis, or with a scrotum that is divided so that it has formed more like labia. Or a person may be born with mosaic genetics, so that some of her cells have XX chromosomes and some of them have XY.
Sometimes a person isn’t found to have intersex anatomy until she or he reaches the age of puberty, or finds himself an infertile adult, or dies of old age and is autopsied. Some people live and die with intersex anatomy without anyone (including themselves) ever knowing.
The vast majority of the intersex community identifies as either male or female.
Rarely, a specialist is called in due to the ambiguous sexual characteristics of the infant. The specialist assigns the infant a sex (male or female) and then the parents, and society, socializes the infant into a gender (masculinity/femininity) based on the infant’s sex.
If they are assigned male, they are socialized into masculinity, aka male dominance, aggression, emotional numbing, and sexuality. They are placed in a class above females. All males have privilege over females. Females are socialized into femininity, which is submission to males, weakness, fragility, etc.
This is gender. When people say they want to abolish gender, they mean the system that socializes people into different roles based on their sex, while at the same time placing one sex at an elevated position in society (males) Everyone should be free to dress and behave as they want, regardless of their genitals.
We don’t need to make more gender boxes. We need to destroy the idea that males and females are fundamentally different beyond their basic physiological differences.
And for the love of god, OP, stop using intersex folks to further your genderspecial argument. Ugh.