Journal of Controversial Ideas

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Controversial Ideas 2022, 2(1), 11; doi: 10.35995/jci02010011

The Female of the Species: Reply to Heartsilver

1 Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, USA;
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Received: 25 Jul 2021 / Revised: 16 Mar 2022 / Accepted: 29 Mar 2022 / Published: 29 Apr 2022
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Maggie Heartsilver’s “Deflating Byrne’s ‘Are women adult human females?’” subjects the arguments and conclusion of “Are women…?” to a probing and comprehensive stress-test. The present paper responds to Heartsilver’s objections, and also discusses the significance of the proposition that trans women are women.
Keywords: gender; sex; transgender; women; Maggie Heartsilver
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Byrne, A. The Female of the Species: Reply to Heartsilver. Controversial_Ideas 2022, 2, 11.
Byrne A. The Female of the Species: Reply to Heartsilver. Journal of Controversial Ideas. 2022; 2(1):11.
Byrne, Alex. 2022. "The Female of the Species: Reply to Heartsilver." Controversial_Ideas 2, no. 1: 11.
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