Category Archives: AP Biology

The Skewed Lines Between Science and Society

Although sometimes it is hard to realize it, a lot of the ideas we believe in and the way in which we understand them falls under social ideals. Due to what we as a society have developed to be categorized … Continue reading

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Society and Science on Sex

It has come to my understanding that sex is not defined by your physical features, but rather it is a combination of what is inside: in your DNA. From a science perspective, I’ve always believed that being male meant the … Continue reading

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Science and Society Intersectionality

Science has a duty to inform, or at least update, the general public on their evolving understanding of “maleness” and “femaleness.” In general, scientific knowledge is shared with the public for the bettering of people’s lives. According to Alice Dreger, … Continue reading

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Sex Determination

It is fair to say that I have never thought about gender this way before reading “Sex Redefined” and watching “Is Anatomy Destiny?”. I have heard of several disorders that influence one’s perception one’s sex but never knew about the … Continue reading

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Science and Society Intersectionality: Sex Spectrum

The first time I heard of sex reassignment surgery, I could hardly believe it. How could it be possible to change the body you were born with? Of course, I was only ten years old; my knowledge was limited to … Continue reading

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Science, Sex, and Society

Usually, when we think about the role of science in society, it is to clarify and make life simpler. People often look to science to explain certain phenomena and give definitive answers to questions. As science continues to evolve, however, people … Continue reading

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Alteration of the Understanding of Sex Determination

Sex determination is typically regarded with a binary mindset, assigning newborn infants a sex at birth based on chromosomal makeup and gonadal sex. However, this method has received much contention especially in regard to intersex individuals who do not easily … Continue reading

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