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"Queers", "Eunuchs", etc.

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in response to reader comment: At least four genders

Submitted by Michael S, Dec 5, 2018 at 10:14

Hello, Stein.

Sex chromosome disorders belong to a group of genetic conditions that are caused or affected by the loss, damage or addition of one or both sex chromosomes (also called gonosomes).

In humans this may refer to:
45, X, also known as Turner syndrome
45,X/46,XY mosaicism
46, XX/XY
47, XXX, also known as Triple X syndrome and trisomy X
47, XXY, also known as Klinefelter syndrome
47, XYY, has normal phenotype
48, XXXX
48, XXXY
48, XXYY
XX gonadal dysgenesis
XY gonadal dysgenesis
XX male syndrome

-- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_chromosome_disorders

Besides the classifications used by the rabbis, I will note that Jesus used the term "eunuch", in a generally positive sense:

Matt. 19
[9] And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
[10] His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.
[11] But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given.
[12] For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

Most of the sex disorders listed in the Wikipedia article seem to result in infertility. From an evolutionary perspective, therefore, you might correctly suppose that they are rare conditions. Because of this, the old term "queer", for such genetically ambiguous persons, is appropriate. In every case, though, the aberration appears in the natal DNA, and can easily be determined by testing. The current, politically generated, fascination with "gender identity", on the other hand, does not have this scientific basis.


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