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Archived article here: https://archive.ph/igWdw

Just want to take a moment to marvel about a publication called Scientific American running this piece. Truly terrifying, extraordinary times.

Moving on. I was wondering if anyone had done a takedown of this stupid article since I felt like it was needed, and thought if it hadn’t been rebutted already then I would have a crack at it. I found this

https://whyevolutionistrue.com/2021/03/17/scientific-american-transgender-girls-belong-on-girls-sports-teams/

Which although is a bit more cautious and polite than I think it needs to be, covers the bases pretty well. Just wanted to share as a resource. Countering this misinformation is important when you see it, if you can!

Archived article here: https://archive.ph/igWdw Just want to take a moment to marvel about a publication called Scientific American running this piece. Truly terrifying, extraordinary times. Moving on. I was wondering if anyone had done a takedown of this stupid article since I felt like it was needed, and thought if it hadn’t been rebutted already then I would have a crack at it. I found this https://whyevolutionistrue.com/2021/03/17/scientific-american-transgender-girls-belong-on-girls-sports-teams/ Which although is a bit more cautious and polite than I think it needs to be, covers the bases pretty well. Just wanted to share as a resource. Countering this misinformation is important when you see it, if you can!

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[–] Chopu 18 points (+18|-0) Edited

A biologist countering the article: https://twitter.com/SwipeWright/status/1371934158306480129?s=20

Twitter thread by another biologist finding holes in Turbans arguments: https://twitter.com/FondOfBeetles/status/1373475411368292356?s=20

Jack Turban has taken at least $15,000 from a pharmaceutical company that makes puberty blockers:  https://twitter.com/WomensLibFront/status/1372299539252707328?s=20

Here is a biologist countering Turban's dishonesty: https://twitter.com/SwipeWright/status/1372049047473725441?s=20

A Twitter thread by a detransitioner calling him out about the misinformation he is spreading:  https://twitter.com/ImWatson91/status/1369346387603775494?s=20

An Intersex person calling him out: https://twitter.com/XO83766320/status/1371919497129517057?s=20

Also, https://twitter.com/SwipeWright/status/1237292083251015680?s=20

First, this is from Scientific American, which is not a peer-reviewed journal. And second, this chart is very misleading and doesn't in any way demonstrate that sex is a spectrum.

Edit: Added the biologist's counter

Thanks for this, I’ve read things discrediting both Turban and Scientific American but also think it’s worth countering the actual arguments that are presented in the article (such as ‘there is no relationship between testosterone and athletic performance’ ???) because some people might actually start to think that’s true

[–] Chopu 6 points (+6|-0) Edited

Yeah, I was looking for that. I edited my comment to add two more links by biologists pointing out holes in Turban's argument. I will see if I can find more resources.

Lol I am so bored of Scientific American. These people even came out with an article saying, "The penis is just a large clitoris" and compared male and female genitals to burritos and tacos Link

I just can't with these clowns anymore. They seem to have no integrity.