Biology is Bigotry

Just read a story in the Telegraph: “Use ‘egg-producing’ not ‘female’, say scientists in call to phase out binary language.” The subtitle: “Experts say other terms that could be problematic include man, woman, mother and father as well as ‘survival of the fittest.’”

I checked it out. The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Language Project IEEBLP) is a real thing. Check it out:

The EEBLP says our terminology is not “inclusive.”

The group says that the words “male” and “female” should be phased out in science because they reinforce ideas that sex is binary. I’m guessing this is because sex is binary and the EEBLP wants to take science denialism to the next level in the woke project to cancel the Enlightenment and stamp out humanism—and women. 

Researchers studying ecology and evolutionary biology should be encouraged instead to use terms such as “egg producing” and “sperm-producing” or to differentiate between XX and XY individuals, the EEBLP suggests. We should do this, the organization says, to avoid emphasizing “heteronormative views.” Apparently biology is bigotry.

Of course it’s better to dehumanize members of our species by reducing them to their reproductive function rather than to refer to them as “men” and “women.” Dehumanizing language has always made life better for people. 

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Andrew Austin

Andrew Austin is on the faculty of Democracy and Justice Studies and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay. He has published numerous articles, essays, and reviews in books, encyclopedia, journals, and newspapers.

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