New York magazine contributing writer Jesse Singal, who writes a lot about gender and trans issues, removed the identifying information from the tweet to which he’s referring, so we’ll respect his wishes and leave it anonymous, although it takes only a 5-second search to find it. We’ll just say that the tweeter is an honorary professor of sociology at a university in Birmingham, England. Of course it’s a professor
The problem is this is a professional sociologist!!!!!! We're so doomed, for reasons large and small. (I'm not saying this is the reason we're most doomed but if academic elites think the sex binary was invented by the Enlightenment, maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan…) pic.twitter.com/XLYdAaKXdu
— Jesse Singal (@jessesingal) June 27, 2019
We’re not sociology professors, but we’d agree: the sex binary was a thing long before the Enlightenment, not to mention before the advent of schools, advertisements, jobs … even human beings.
I, too, have seen Village of the Damned.
— neontaster (@neontaster) June 27, 2019
Sounds like a lot has been erased from his mind already.
— Thomas Stern (@shmarxism) June 27, 2019
If what they’re describing happened we’d… probably double down on the binary if history is any guide
— Woke Space Emperor (@EmperorCoolidge) June 27, 2019
Im pretty sure it would come back as soon as people looked in their pants and realized there were two basic set ups.
— varyar (@varyarpol) June 27, 2019
perhaps if 'enlightenment' referred to when our predecessor species developed eyeballs
— Andrew Knox (@aknox92) June 27, 2019
Lemurs and tarsiers are mostly monomorphic so in fairness the binary would only have emerged 60 million years ago.
— James Garcia Alver (@JayAlver) June 27, 2019
Evidence strongly suggests that dichotomies, such division of labor along sex lines, predate civilization itself, being endemic even among hunter-gatherers.
Sex differences naturally lead to gender differences, which in turn enhance sex differences…https://t.co/eP7TVVtTdS
— ┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴ Tāylôr Ōwĕns ΛVΛᛋᛋᚺΛᚾΛV (@anukasan1977) June 27, 2019
Heck, even the writers over at Teen Vogue know that science proves there is no binary, coherent thing called “biological sex” and the male-female gender binary is straight-up “bulls**t.”
I wonder what gorillas did before the enlightenment
— Charlie Utter’s Posse (@vasnayebali) June 27, 2019
before the enlightenment babies were delivered by storks, obv
— Dr Ilaria Meliconi (@FakeHummingbird) June 27, 2019
I think sex binary was "invented" at the time of creation. I remember this story about about Adam and Eve.
Or, if you don't believe in the bible, God, etc.
Cave man: Why you look different from me?
Cave woman: Me female.
Cave man: Me like. We make cave baby now.
— John Atchison (@atchjs) June 27, 2019
Actually, I believe sex binary was part of the Great Plan before the creation took place but I'll get slammed no matter what on this whole subject.
— John Atchison (@atchjs) June 27, 2019
Nah, you’re good.
I had honestly never heard of this guy before and generally UK sociology is more cultural studies oriented than US sociology, though I have to admit I have previously encountered the "there is no spoon" school of sociology here in the US
— Rogue Works Progress Administration (@GabrielRossman) June 27, 2019
What percentage of sociologists are actually unknowing participants in a psychological study about gullibility?
— Josiah Neeley ? (@jneeley78) June 27, 2019
Speaking of, Bernie Sanders’ senior policy adviser apparently took out at least $180,000 in loans to get her Ph.D. in sociology, so … gullibility makes sense.
Imagine: the world has a 10-second flash blackout and Sociology is erased from everybody's minds. It disappears from their memories, universities, everywhere. Would we face chaos? Would we organize ourselves differently? Or would things go on exactly as before?
— Bradley Campbell (@CampbellSocProf) June 27, 2019
Would anyone notice?
Teen Vogue drops some science, says the idea of the biologically male or female body is ‘totally wrong’ https://t.co/GzxP3g1aUA
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 1, 2019