Earlier this week Vice President Kamala Harris ran down a list of the “most vulnerable” in our society, and we took note that she updated the standard LGBTQ+ to LGBTQI+, adding an “I” for intersex. As far as we know, it wasn’t until last year that intersex people were reflected on the pride flag, which had already been updated to include trans people as well as marginalized communities of color.
We were wondering if LGBTQI+ is the new standard adopted by the Biden administration, and then we saw this lesson plan from a biology class that informed us that intersex people represent about 2 percent of the population — comparable to those born with red hair.
Your children may be receiving gender ideology indoctrination in school during their "genetics" units in biology class.
— Colin Wright (@SwipeWright) January 25, 2022
There’s also a slide of non-human examples of variation: the common reed frog apparently changes sex after mating. Plants too change their sex.
Remember: critical theory is not taught in high schools. This is critical gender theory disguised as biology. Are we supposed to do nothing? https://t.co/ekQMZ3kGVm
— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) January 25, 2022
And the lies! 2 percent are not intersex.
— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) January 25, 2022
Yup, it's more like 0.02%. https://t.co/lnilBUzG4N
— Colin Wright (@SwipeWright) January 26, 2022
They always use us gingers as their token baseline.
— Strxwmxn 🌵 (@strxwmxn) January 26, 2022
What’s the actual percentage of genuinely “intersex” in the population? Can’t possibly be 2% as claimed can it?
— John A. Boudet (@JohnBoudet) January 25, 2022
They must have a very generous definition of intersex since the prevalence of ambiguous genitalia is about 1 in 5000 births.
— Larkin Magnus (@larkinXmagnus) January 26, 2022
Intersex is .018, that 2% BS is straight from activists.
— Bob Johnson III (@TheGardenGuy1) January 26, 2022
They beef up the 2% number by using common conditions such as pcos as being intersex. It's a slight hormone imbalance most women never know they have.
— Solveig283 (@solveig283) January 25, 2022
The 2% is Anne Fausto-Sterling's estimate of 1.7% rounded up. Her estimate includes people who have no idea they're in the population and who have unambiguous genitalia. This estimate is used in most of the activism, but people don't question it.https://t.co/92u4hlOcq9
— David (@hcetamd) January 26, 2022
Isn't the real number of intersex people way lower.
— Joey (@Joey_Pumpkin) January 26, 2022
But it helps activism if you pump the numbers up.
What they are saying about Intersex people is a lie. 99,98% of Intersex people are clearly either male or female. They don’t like the misleading term “intersex,” either. XO Turner syndrome are FEMALE. Kleinfelter syndrome are MALE. etc. biology class should not lie about biology.
— Actual Justice — follow me on GETTR @nutlawpete (@NutlawPete) January 26, 2022
Intersex folks getting drafted for front-line infantry duty in the gender revolution.
— Nick_Campion (@Nick_Campion63) January 25, 2022
0 mammals here, wonder why… pic.twitter.com/jYK5KSaHrR
— Bachelor (Zero Femboy Tolerance Policy) Eternal (@BachelorEterna1) January 26, 2022
I notice none of their animal examples are mammals which, last time I checked, humans are.
— Abide (@abide_dude42) January 26, 2022
The non human examples… what sophistry. As if hermaphroditism in amphibians is an analog of what these radicals are pushing.
— Carpe Canis (@hbergeron79) January 26, 2022
Notice all of their examples of animals who change sexes during their lives are 1) Not mammals, and 2) Anomalies even within their classes
— Suzanne (@catholicmom2) January 26, 2022
Not to mention the animals listed lay eggs, and as a result have significantly less complex reproductive systems…
Also they don't need surgeries to do something approximating but not really changing sex.
— Myrddraal (@HandOfTheDark) January 26, 2022
Well if humans can naturally change their gender then I guess they’d have a point. Pretty sure it’s done in a hospital though 🤷♂️
— James (@jayzeae) January 26, 2022
Humans are not the same as clownfish. Clownfish are sequential hermaphrodites. They transition from male to female to ensure the survival of the species. They don't do it because they're confused about their identity. These people have no idea what they're talking about.
— Brandon Harris (@DarkSoutherner) January 26, 2022
“Only mentioning biological sex as male and female marginalizes intersex people, who have been persistently discriminated against.” Really?
So remind me again, are we trusting “the science” or not?
— hipsterdoofus21 (@HipD21) January 27, 2022
The problem isn't teaching acceptance of differences – we probably all mostly agree with that – but the implication that we must all adapt to this by politely assuming none of us our binary, when we mostly are, are happy in that fact, and celebrate it through art and culture.
— Jan F (@JanF39268688) January 26, 2022
‘I’m getting seizures just from looking at it’: Pride flag gets yet another update to include intersex people https://t.co/7pCSybI9IO
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 8, 2021