Academics and researchers

I do not want to pursue a career teaching and professing falsehoods

As an academic in social sciences and, partly, gender studies, I do not want to pursue a career teaching and professing falsehoods. In short, gender identity may lead to a person’s social identity and legal sex to be modified, but her/his genetic and reproductive make up remain unchanged. This, apparently, is contentious to utter.

So far, practicing my arguments on this in social media and discussing this with colleagues. I live in a small European country where these debates are very niche but do exist.

I have experienced scolding from some quarters (people on social media, PhD students), for not being “inclusive” enough. I have heard of other scholars in Europe being scolded in seminars or having papers rejected for applying a binary classification of sex.

Ellen , Post doc in social sciences, Scandinavia