K wrote:I'm no expert so I always fall back onThe Y chromosome is one of two sex chromosomes (allosomes) in mammals, including humans, and many other animals. The other is the X chromosome. Y is the sex-determining chromosome in many species, since it is the presence or absence of Y that determines the male or female sex of offspring produced in sexual reproduction. In mammals, the Y chromosome contains the gene SRY, which triggers testis development.
I work with a trans woman. She is very nice, we got on when she was a man and now... but still in the back of my mind I keep thinking about the chromosomes. And I don't truly understand.
Does that make me bad? Like Jimbo bad?
Do you treat/refer to her as a woman? Does it trouble you to do so when the biological facts as you understand them contradict that?
I know you're not being completely serious, but I would like to get as far away as possible from the idea that having a thought makes one good or bad. Actions are of course a different story...