I’ve just been arguing with a biology graduate on Facebook who maintains that intersex people are a, quote, “genetic abnormality” and a “mistake”. He also maintains, contrary to research I have read, that gender is determined in the womb but brain sex – gender identity – is not.
To my mind an “abnormality” or a “mistake” suggests something which is incorrect, wrong, or needs to be corrected or cured.
Oh, he also likened intersex children to those born with tails, extra digits, and with eyes but blind.
Feedback please peoples.