Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome

Women with androgen insensitivity syndrome are genetically male, but are in Class:Women.

From Lise Elliot’s Pink Brain, Blue Brain:

“More interesting is the fact that males with [Complete] AIS regard themselves as unequivocally female. They play like regular girls in childhood, develop breasts and puberty, are sexually attracted to men, typically get married, and often become mothers through adoption. About their only distinguishing feature is height, which tends to fall in the normal male range. But while individuals with AIS prove the great potency of prenatal testosterone on bodily development, they are less helpful for the understanding of psychological sex differences, since they both appear to be and are treated like girls from the moment of birth.”

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  1. I know I’ve said it before, but it is worth repeating. Disorders of sexual development (intersex) are not the same as transgender, and every major intersex organization makes a distinction between intersex and transgender. I’m been bitching about trans* activists shamelessly co-opting intersex persons for years.

    Look at this “Transgender Umbrella” with “Intersex Persons”.

    Trans* activists should stop co-opting native cultures and intersex persons, and it needs to stop now.

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