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Definition of Transgender?

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micknordic Tue 28-Feb-17 10:30:37

My definition of a woman is "a person without a Y-Chromosome"
According to Transgender Theory, a person with a Y-chromosome can be a woman.
So, they must have a different definition of the word "woman"
Can anyone clarify what this is?

Bambambini Tue 28-Feb-17 19:46:28

For me - a woman is an adult hunan female, you know the ones that menstruate, grow babies, birth them etc. A Transwoman is different - a male who thinks/feels/wants to be a woman.

i'm interested if and how this is dealt with educationally in our schools.

Fighterofthenightman Tue 28-Feb-17 19:48:46

Why are you only seemingly talking about transwomen?

Bambambini Tue 28-Feb-17 20:00:04

Pressed post too soon, obviously it goes the same for man and Transman. I'm still interested as a parent how schools will deal with this subject if it comes up.

JoJoSM2 Fri 03-Mar-17 11:47:20

Here's something:

kidshealth.org/en/parents/transgender.html

Klaphat Fri 03-Mar-17 11:50:25

My definition of a woman is "a person without a Y-Chromosome"

Women are not non-men. This sounds an awful lot like 'women are people without a penis'. The Y chromosome is not some magic thing you either have or 'lack'. You are (in almost all cases) either XX or XY. Not 'with or missing a Y'. Perhaps the way you phrased it is not actually the way you think about it, though.

Bluntness100 Fri 03-Mar-17 11:55:03

The Oxford English Dictionary defines a woman as an adult human female.

It defines female as " of or denoting the sex that can bear offspring or produce eggs, distinguished biologically by the production of gametes (ova) which can be fertilized by male gametes.".

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