08 September 2015

Quotation of the Day


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ex is a framework, not a fact—a means of interpreting biology, but not a part of it. Of course menstruation, chromosomes and so on aren’t social constructs, but the argument isn’t over their existence, it’s over what they mean. That’s not about empirical reality. Vaginas are as real as Pluto is; defining them as female is like defining Pluto as a planet, a question of inscription not description.—Alex Gabriel
[“Unsex me here! Gender, Julie Bindel and Gia Milinovich,” Godlessness in Theory, 19 February 2014]
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