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Controversial Ideas 2021, 1(1); doi: 10.35995/jci01010005

Gender Muddle: Reply to Dembroff

1 Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 15 Sep 2020 / Revised: 8 Feb 2021 / Accepted: 7 Mar 2021 / Published: 25 Apr 2021
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Abstract

Robin Dembroff’s “Escaping the natural attitude about gender” replies to my “Are women adult human females?”. This paper responds to Dembroff’s many criticisms of my arguments, as well as to the charge that “Are women...?” “fundamentally is an unscholarly attempt to vindicate a political slogan that is currently being used to undermine civic rights and respect for trans persons”. I argue that Dembroff’s criticisms fail without exception, and explain why the claims about my motives are baseless.
Keywords: gender; sex; transgender
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Byrne, A. Gender Muddle: Reply to Dembroff. Controversial_Ideas 2021, 1, 0.
Byrne A. Gender Muddle: Reply to Dembroff. Journal of Controversial Ideas. 2021; 1(1):0.
Byrne, Alex. 2021. "Gender Muddle: Reply to Dembroff." Controversial_Ideas 1, no. 1: 0.
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