The popular science magazine, Scientific American , is facing criticism for it’s new documentary series, “A Question of Sex,” in which the publication claims that the concept of binary sex didn’t exist in Western culture until scientists adopted the “two-sex” model to “reinforce gender and racial divisions,” in the late 18th century.
“While gendered social structures are ancient, a binary framework of biological sex didn’t actually exist in Western culture until the late 18th century,” a clip from the documentary posted to Scientific American’s Twitter said. “Before, science recognized only one sex; the male, and considered the female body an inferior version of it.” “The shift that historians called the ‘two-sex model’ served mainly to reinforce gender and racial divisions by tying social status to the body,” the video continued.
Despite the documentary’s claims that two sexes were not recognized in Western science before the late 1700s, there is evidence to the contrary.
The theory that a single-sex understanding was accepted by Western scholars was popularized by historian Thomas W. Laqueur, who in his 1990 book Making Sex , suggested that from the Renaissance to the 18th century, there was a prevailing inclination among doctors towards the existence of only one biological sex. However, not everyone agrees with his theory.
Scholars such as Joan Cadden and Michael Stolberg have criticized Laqueur’s opinion, with Stolberg writing A Woman Down to Her Bones: The Anatomy of Sexual Difference in the Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries . The book asserts that “already around 1600, many leading physicians, rather than proclaiming a ‘one-sex model’ of female inferiority, insisted on the unique and purposeful features of the female skeleton and the female genital organs and illustrated them visually.”
Cadden has written that “one-sex” theories were already treated with skepticism as early as ancient and medieval periods and that Laqueuer […]
Most “Conservative” News Outlets Are on the Big Tech Teat
Not long ago, conservative media was not beholden to anyone. Today, most sites are stuck on the Big Tech gravy train.
I’ll keep this short. The rise of Pandemic Panic Theater, massive voter fraud, and other “taboo” topics have neutered a majority of conservative news sites. You’ll notice they are very careful about what topics they tackle. Sure, they’ll attack Critical Race Theory, Antifa, and the Biden-Harris regime, but you won’t see them going after George Soros, Bill Gates, the World Economic Forum, or the Deep State, among others.
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