Re: "Men, Women & The Sex Difference"

Damien Broderick (
Mon, 19 Jan 1998 11:25:48 +0000

At 12:04 PM 1/18/98 -0600, Natasha wrote on Kathryn Aegis:

>>and I'm ready to
>>propose it as a manner of identifying gender as opposed to body

>Hormones as part of chromosomes XX, XY, XYY?

I suspect Kathryn's proposal makes more deep sense than any other,
including chromosome complement. Sporting authorities are going to have to
come to terms, if they haven't already, with the fact that some XY people
are female because they lack the enzyme that enables testosterone or one of
its precursors to set off the usual XY masculinizing cascade (IIRC).

Damien Broderick