Texas state lawmaker, James Talarico, insisted during a hearing on transgender issues earlier this week that there are more than 2 sexes...
Admitting surprise himself, he claimed there are 6 sexes...
And the internet isn't happy about it.
This period of time in America will be the time remembered as a time period in which we went backwards in science believing gender is a spectrum and that the earth is flat smh.— Georgiaboi91210 (@georgiaboi91210) April 26, 2021
He's correct. "Modern science" makes all kinds of claims that are blatantly false. But that's because modern science has been politicized and isn't science.— C₳rd₳no M₳xim₳list (@cardanomaxi) April 27, 2021
Daaaaammm, six genders!!— Jack Bidden (@BiddenJack) April 26, 2021
All others are self made, last time I checked you either born a he or a she, and there are some birth defects that I humble respect.
But there are only two genders for any one that don't know.
But, this is only my opinion.
A perfect example of a liberal with his mind so open that his brain has fallen out....😉— #Astrodomania (@Astrodomania) April 26, 2021
where did he get his degree?— Zay (@Zay_trader) April 26, 2021
Modern science appears to be batshit crazy— Jack 🇬🇧🇬🇧🏴🏴 (@Jack_P_H) April 26, 2021
I’m old enough to remember when people understood xx/xy chromosomes ...— 🇺🇸𝐁𝐎𝐒T͎R͎A͎D͎E͎R͎ ® (@Blackopstocks) April 26, 2021
Not true, but even if it was, it has nothing to do with letting males compete in women's sports.— I Remember You (@shiftingnewton) April 27, 2021
Now, this has been a heavily debated topic for quite some time.
Ever since the Olympics allowed trans athletes to compete in 2016, there has been a solid divide in opinion over the matter.
While many are supportive of the inclusion of transgender athletes...
Others argue that it is unfair towards other athletes competing in the sport.
The subject of transgender female athletes is certainly the most debated...
Hi Daniel, you can abuse me all you like but facts matter.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 17, 2020
a) I support fairness & equality for all trans people.
b) Allowing trans women athletes to compete against women born to female biological bodies is inarguably unfair, unequal & dangerous. https://t.co/shAPFFFXIA
With people like Piers Morgan arguing that female trans athletes have an "unfair advantage" due to the fact they were born with a male anatomy, consisting of testosterone and other male hormones that increase strength and stamina.
It has been argued that their competitors don't "stand a chance"...
I know this won't be popular but athletes born female cannot possibly compete on a level playing field with someone born male.— Emma Louisa J 💕🥂🍾 (@Emmalouisajones) February 26, 2020
It's ludicrous and totally unfair to allow this to happen imo.
Meaning that many people feel that transgender athletes shouldn't be allowed to compete at all.
For instance, professional MMA fighter Ronda Rousey refused to fight trans fighter Fallon Fox in 2014.
"I feel like if you go through puberty as a man it's something that you can't really reverse. You can't just reverse that, there's no undo button on that. That's, unfortunately, her scenario," she said of her decision.
And New Zealand transgender weightlifter, Laurel Hubbard, faced a lot of criticism after she won a gold medal at the Pacific Games.
New Zealand-based lobby group, "Speak Up For Women," which advocates that sport must be categorized by sex rather than gender identity, called on the country's Olympic committee and sports minister to "defend women's sport."
"Kiwis (New Zealanders) know that males competing in women's sport is blatantly unfair," the group's spokesperson Ani O'Brien harshly said.
Nevertheless, transgender athletes are allowed to compete here in the United States...
And transgender girls are permitted to participate in sports that match their gender identity at schools and colleges across the country.
However, that has slowly been changing in certain states.
In February, the State of Mississippi voted unanimously to ban young transgender athletes from competing in female sports in all schools and universities.
2 months later, many other states including Florida have followed suit.
And now, the state of Texas is debating the topic.
A Public Education Committee hearing took place earlier this month on House Bill 4042, a measure to bar transgender athletes from girls' K-12 scholastic sports the Washington Times reports.
During which, State Rep. James Talarico made quite the revelation.
He insisted there are more than 2 genders...
In fact, he claimed there are 6.
Talarico, who has a masters in education policy from Harvard, said during the hearing: "The bill seems to think there are 2."
"The one thing I want us to all be aware of is that modern science obviously recognizes that there are many more than 2 biological sexes. In fact, there are 6, which honestly… surprised me, too."
Talarico continued, explaining that there are "6 really common biological sexes" based on X and Y chromosomes.
Chromosomes for females are usually XX and for males XY.
But Talarico pointed out 4 other combinations...
X, XXY, XYY, and XXXY.
"The point is that biologically speaking, scientifically speaking, sex is a spectrum, and oftentimes can be very ambiguous," he said.
Talarico did not cite his sources for his claim, however, according to The Washington Times, the same point was made in a 2013 post, "The 6 Most Common Biological Sexes in Humans," by financial asset manager Joshua Kennon.
What do you think?
NEW - "Modern science obviously recognizes that there are many more than two biological sexes, in fact, there are six," Texas Democrat James Talarico claims in transgender athlete hearing. pic.twitter.com/HXoeu1wFqU— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) April 26, 2021
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