I don’t remember referring to it as the female body?
There really isn’t any way to be inclusive of EVERYONE. I do use menstruants in regards to period-havers, but in most cases, saying “people with vaginas” and “people with penises” would also exclude people of certain variations. I DO try my best to use “people with vaginas” and “people with penises”, but it’s important to realize that no term is perfect.
As well as this, I know of some transpeople that would prefer me to use the term “XX body” or “XY body”. That would also alienate intersex people. You seriously can’t please everyone.
Also, when I speak about birth control etc., I use the term “women” because damn, if cis-men gave birth, none of this would be an issue. The birth control issue is misogynist, not really transmisogynist - transmen ARE affected by it, but people aren’t actually intending to target transmen, just women.
Also, for the record, gender is most definitely a social construct, but sex is not. biologyweeps can explain this better than I can. Something about gametes and eggs and sperm or whatever. She is (was?) a biology major.
Note that I WILL refer to you as whatever sex you please - I realize that forms and papers often (incorrectly) use sex to refer to gender, which can cause dysphoria - but you’re bringing science into it, so yeah.
Female in this context is a MEDICAL TERM. You know how cancer can be both a zodiac sign and disease. Well if you’re talking about cancer in a medical setting you’re most likely talking about the disease. If you’re talking about ‘female’ on a blog about sex ed, you’re most likely working on the medical term of female.
Sex is not a social construct, sex is based (and defined by) the gametes produced by the individual. Small mobile gametes: male. Large immobile ones: female. That’s why we can define male and female for everything from hermaphroditic plants over animals that work via gene dose effects (drosophilia) or with different sex chromosomes (birds). The fact that we reproduce through nothing else but heterosexual reproduction (meaning we need two different kinds of gamete to reproduce) should show you that no, sex is not a social construct. Sex as defined in biology is also not tied to chromosomes. Once you got figured out what sort of gametes are produced, you usually add sex characteristics for a species. Primary ones are directly involved in reproduction normally. Secondary ones don’t have to be and can rage from boobs in humans to the plumage of birds.
Gender is ALSO not a social construct. Gender is what your brain thinks your body is. In most cases body and brain agree and the person is cis. In the cases where it does not coincide, you get dysphoria, which is the medical symptom of transsexuality. You cannot change your gender because it’s inherent to your body and most likely caused by hormone washes during fetal development. Implying that gender is a social construct is a tactic often used to deny that trans people need to medically transition and indeed, ascertaining that gender is not inherent to the person implies that gender is a choice and that trans people could just chose to stop being trans. Do you really want to argue that way, anon?
GENDER ROLES are a social construct. The whole thing with color preferences and ‘girls are more empathic’ and ‘boys can’t be nurturing’ is for the most part bullshit.
Now onto the ‘penis is not male!’ in humans it is, based on the gamete definition you get additional organs considered male and female based on the production of said gametes. Your gender and your sex don’t have to coincide meaning that you can be very well a woman with a penis, your sex does not delegitimize your gender. However, unless you have fully transitioned, including bottom surgery, you will have to deal with the organs that come with being born biologically female. It’s not pleasant, it’s not fun, but it might be necessary and you will confuse the hell out of your doctor if you show up complaining about strong abdominal pain and never tell them that ovarian cysts might be a problem. That’s why medical forms have the ‘sex’ line somewhere on them. Again, that’s the ‘context of words’ issue I already talked about up there.
As for intersex people, the majority of them is not intersex due to chromosomal aberrations, but due to autosomal mutations you wouldn’t see in a karyotype anyways. Additionally, many intersex people STILL come with organs set one way or the other, at least on the outside, aside from the fact that they might have their own unique health concerns, such as the tendency of streak gonads to go down the way towards cancer.
Additionally I trust know-your-body to be able to address specific issues as they come up, or find someone who can do it for them. Sometimes you might want to restrict a conversation to a topic. Any conversation can’t every conversation and in such cases it might be more reasonable to have a second conversation about this other, related topic, than to derail the existing conversation with unwieldy wording and yelling.