Resolved: Human gender is not binary
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The resolution is self-explanatory. My opponent must prove that human gender is binary (either male or female, no in between) while I must show the opposite. BoP is evenly shared.
The time limit between replies is 2-weeks. If special circumstances arise, one side may ask the other to wait out his or her remaining time. If one side explicitly concedes or violates any of these terms, then all seven points will be awarded to the other. By accepting this challenge, you agree to these terms.
The burden of proof is shared.
"biology is not as straightforward as the proposal suggests. By some estimates, as many as one in 100 people have differences or disorders of sex development, such as hormonal conditions, genetic changes or anatomical ambiguities, some of which mean that their genitalia cannot clearly be classified as male or female. For most of the twentieth century, doctors would often surgically alter an infant’s ambiguous genitals to match whichever sex was easier, and expect the child to adapt. Frequently, they were wrong. A 2004 study tracked 14 genetically male children given female genitalia; 8 ended up identifying as male, and the surgical intervention caused them great distress (W. G. Reiner and J. P. Gearhart N. Engl. J. Med. 350, 333–341; 2004)."
True hermaphrodite is one of the rarest variety of disorders of sexual differentiation (DSD) and represents only 5% cases of all. A 3-year-old child presented with left sided undescended testis and penoscrotal hypospadias. Chordee correction was performed 18 months back, elsewhere. At laparotomy Mullerian structures were present on left side. On right side testis was normally descended into the scrotum.
My mind leaped to a fun kritik of this topic...
I mean, it's a brief first round with no rebuttals so i'll be interested to see how this plays out. On second thoughts, the "flaw" I saw is more of a kritik. I'll mention it after the debate is over.
Con’s argument is of a simple yet deadly flaw.
Yes, that'll be great.
Want to debate me on this next?
I see a literally game ending flaw in your argument, though I won't mention it now.
That’s what I was thinking. I’m sure i can make a strong case but with a strong debater like David initiating this debate , I’ll be interested to see if he has any cards up his sleeves.
I actually don't know. David is very scary in religion, but this societal basis idea is more ambiguous.
I'm excited to see just how bad of a mistake I've made
I look forward to getting this over with with you lol
Very tempted to take this. I'll see.