The Myth of Binary Sex: Social construct, not biological truth

While recent efforts to include the study of sex as a biological variable in biomedical research is a well-intentioned effort to correct historic sexism, scientists must recognize that binary sex is itself a social construct – one constructed for the purpose of dominating and controlling human bodies. Recognizing the variability and changeable nature of biology is one way that science can work to counteract the enforcement of sex categories which is the basis of oppression, and uphold the fundamental right of people to self-determine their relationship to their bodies.