"Biosex" vs "Assigned Sex" with Ash Hardell





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Published on Nov 22, 2017

The amazing Ash Hardell came to visit me in Missoula, Montana and we sat down for a conversation about language. I've been using 'biosex' to describe a person's hormonal/chromosomal/anatomical/reproductive natal 'sex.' Ash likes 'sex assigned at birth'. Even though my intention and the context in which I use 'biosex' make sense and aren't intended to do harm I like that there's a more precise alternative. This video is my transition in language.

Saying 'assigned female at birth' or 'assigned male at birth' is a way to really emphasize that not only is 'sex' not at all binary and that a person can change their biological makeup in some ways, the assignment upon being born is really the reason why a person has a sex descriptor at all.

I love how gently and thoughtfully Ash guides me through rewording things and the opportunity to be more inclusive.

To read Ash's book: The ABC's of LGBT+: https://goo.gl/jysTna
To listen to the Sexplanations Podcast where I interview Ash: 863387665 (up Friday)
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