Is someone's gender identity determined by their biological sex?

Or can their psychological/emotional gender be different to their biological sex? I have no doubt that for transgender people, making their outer appearance look more feminine/masculine helps them feel more comfortable and feels right for them, but can you say that they are not purely a ''male'' or a ''female'' as their biological sex is?

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  • 1 month ago

    Gender and Sex have been synonyms since forever, until it was hijacked and separated to apese people that think having a serious mental illness is the same as being special, those people you see demanding to be called them/they or being refereed and the opposite sex just for using certain clothes are delusional, simple as that.

    Gender/Sex is biological, what you have working between your legs is the determinant of your Gender/Sex. 

    There are people whit gender dysphoria that are born whit a "brain of the opposite gender/sex" to put it into simple terms, basically their brain will reject their biological sex, leading to severe depression and in many cases suicide, whit gender re-assignment surgery being one of the options, despite there being no conclusive proof that it lowers the suicide cases it seems, but this still doesn't change the fact that they are what they are.

    So... yes, your gender identity is based on biology, always has been, its a harsh reality for people whit gender dysphoria, but its the reality, science doesn't change in peoples convenience.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    GENDER is Biological not MENTAL

    You can't change your Gender

  • 1 month ago

    Someone's gender is determined by how they're mainly perceived, particularly early in life.

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      1 month agoReport

      No it's not. Gender is Biological not mental

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  • 1 month ago

    It's in brain structure!

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  • 1 month ago

    a person’s gender identity is up to their mind.

    what you said about trans people changing their outer appearances to be more comfortable is true! the discomfort they experience when being perceived as their birth gender is called gender dysphoria.

    for example, if you were a man and people constantly referred to you as “she” and “that girl” and “her,” wouldn’t you feel uncomfortable since you know you’re a man? (i don’t actually know your pronouns so i chose this example, hopefully it makes sense)

    there are also multiple biological sexes other than male and female, but in society, the only two options presented in most cases are male and female (nonbinary people are valid btw!). this can lead to issues like genital mutilation of intersex babies.

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      1 month agoReport

      No it's not

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Gender is like a favourite movie or a favourite car... a person picks their gender, they aren't born into it. All evidence points to gender being a social construct, there is no evidence linking gender to the brain.

    Source(s): MRI scans have been debunked (they're not used to diagnose trangenderism is more than enough proof)
  • "Or can their psychological/emotional gender be different to their biological sex?"

    Yes, that's basically what a transsexual person is.

    Transsexualism (gender identity-body mismatch) is when a person is born with a gender identity programmed into their brain that is in opposition to the sex of the body they were born into.

    It is also often true with intersex people as well.

    However, I need to point out that "biological sex" is a social construct. This video by Riley explains why this is so.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWVRzGMVXbM

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No way

    Gender identity is highly hazy w/no exact 

    division from 1 to another while Biological 

    Sex can be easily defined & had clear dividing

    lines too.

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