I cover this in more detail here: What is biological sex?
Bio-who-whatsit-gical? You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
This word is used every time someone tries to start any kind of counterpoints as to why someone like me, a trans woman, is not a *REAL* woman. “You are biologically a man” they say… “you were born a boy“. No, I’m not, and I wasn’t… sorry. I’m a woman who has had 17 or so years of testosterone poisoning.
Let me see if I can rephrase this any better, shine a different light on this and see if I can help you see it how I see it. First, make sure you read the first link in the “Science!” section of this blog (LINK for the lazy). So, according to recent studies, I was born with the physical brain that’s in closer resemblance to a woman’s brain, than it is to a man’s. As in, I was biologically born with a female mind, a.k.a, I was biologically born female. I have XY chromosomes, sure… but as I’ve mentioned before in Argument #2 doesn’t really mean anything to me AFTER being born. There ARE women out there with Y chromosomes, as well as men with XX, they are just instructions for my body to follow when developing. I was born 30 years ago, so they don’t mean anything to me at this point in my life, and I bet you $20 that you don’t even know what your chromosomes REALLY are. You have a good guess, sure… but have you gotten the tests done to know for sure? I doubt it.
My brain makes me who I am. You can argue that my body as well makes me who I am, but look, if you chop off my arm, I am still me, and if now you cut a piece of my brain away, then I am now in a vegetative state, I am no longer the same person. My brain is where the identification of who I am takes place. I was born BIOLOGICALLY with a female brain, and therefore identify with being a woman. I was born with an intersex condition of having biologically male genitals, sure… but they don’t make me who I am. Take them away and I am the same person. This is why it is proper to say I was “assigned male at birth”.
The verdict? I suggest you look closer at the definition of a word before you misuse it. We are human it happens all the time, just learn to correct yourself that’s all. English is missing so many words to describe things, so it’s challenging sometimes to define things to someone else the right way. For me, I was biologically born female with an intersex condition that made it so I was assigned male. If you think that without having a WOMB, I am no WOMBman, then talk to the women who’ve had hysterectomies and tell them the same thing. I’ll let you know now, that’s probably a bad idea… but it’s a free country, right?