Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

SSE tells HHS to acknowledge sex and gender diversity

Posted 16 Nov 2018 / 0

Society for the Study of Evolution Letter RE: Scientific Understanding of Sex and Gender

It is really exciting when one’s professional society stands up for an important issue, and this issue is near and dear to both my teaching interests and my heart. The idea that theĀ Department of Health and Human ServicesĀ (HHS) — an agency charged with providing support to all of our citizens — would try to define both sex and gender in such narrow and unscientific terms is disturbing. This is just another example of the current administration trying to substitute a fantastical culturally-constructed idea of how the world works for the actual scientific reality.

Thanks SSE for standing strong on this issue!

A Minor Post, Professional Societies, Public Policy, Science (General), Sex and Reproduction, Social Norms, Society for the Study of Evolution

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