Gender Is a Construct—Except When It’s Not

For academic feminists, male and female biology is either interchangeable or immutable, depending on what complaint they need to lodge.

A foundational tenet of academic feminism holds that alleged differences between males and females are socially constructed. This credo usually maximizes the opportunities for charging sexism, yet it will be discarded in an instant if acknowledging the innate biological and psychological differences between men and women yields an additional trove of feminist complaint. The current issue of the Yale Alumni Magazine shows how the game is played.

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