Who cares about Y chromosomes?

  • metta

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    Nov 24, 2009 8:44 AM GMT


    Bangor student holds same-sex marriage rally

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    “What is the difference between a man and a woman getting married and two men or two women getting married?” Antonia Carroll, a 16-year-old junior, asked. “It’s that Y chromosome or lack thereof in one of the partners. Who cares about Y chromosomes?”

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    Rebecca Pelletier, 15, of Bangor, said she came to the rally from Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church in Bangor.



    “I spent a really long time in prayer before I got involved in the campaign because I was so conflicted about what to do,” Pelletier, a sophomore at Bangor High School, said Sunday. “I talked to my priest and the leader of my youth group, who told me to do what felt right in my heart.”



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    http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/130497.html
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    Nov 24, 2009 10:10 PM GMT
    Rawrly saidThere are such things as XX males, you know. Biology (and especially sex and gender) doesn't operate on an absolute binary, it's more like a continuum icon_cool.gif


    You mean XXY (Klinefelter's syndrome), right? A male born with this syndrome has a female body shape, and underdeveloped testicles.

    There are also XXX females (triple X syndrome). It is very interesting to study.
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    Nov 26, 2009 12:40 AM GMT
    I Think Rawrly is referring to trans males-FTM. Men who were born female and have transitioned into their true selves.
    it boils down to two things(in my mind) - what kind of sex you like and who/ what you are attracted to . ie masculinity versus femininity. the rest is conveniently accomplished via prosthetic like devices ( read : silicone phalli)
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    Nov 26, 2009 8:23 AM GMT
    Quite true !
    there are so many variations of the XX male ( i just googled it...:winkicon_smile.gif its hard to say ( besides the genetic dominance of the 0/1 - XX/XY ) that there is only one way to be male.

    thanks for making a point to remind the other fellow hominids that "Biology (and especially sex and gender) doesn't operate on an absolute binary, it's more like a continuum"

    happy long weekend
  • Anto

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    Nov 26, 2009 9:14 AM GMT
    There are XY females as well.

    All babies by default develop into females if not for key stages of differentiation to male structures during development mostly due to the introduction of androgens.
    Some people are not sensitive enough to it , or at all, which can cause things like Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, so they don't develop male characteristics and for the most part develop as females: body shape, breasts, vagina etc, but without the internal working parts like uterus/fallopian tubes/ovaries.
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    Nov 26, 2009 10:40 AM GMT
    I'm an xxboy....