Content note: refers to transphobia/ transmisogyny.
Biology should not be destiny. That much we all know as feminists. When de Beauvoir put this out there over half a century ago, she was understood to mean that being able to carry children, give birth and breast feed shouldn’t meant anyone had to, or that having less testosterone shouldn’t mean not being allowed to do things for which testosterone is useful, like sports and heavy lifting, or more generally that we shouldn’t exacerbate the differences between the sexes and make possession of either a penis or a vagina at birth the sole determiner of social role. 1,586 more words