Admitting surprise himself, he claimed there are 6 sexes... | 22 Words

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.

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...

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"...

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.

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