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See WT:TR#assigned_female_at_birth (permalink). - -sche (discuss) 21:18, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

Updated link: Wiktionary:Tea room/2013/February#assigned_female_at_birth. - -sche (discuss) 04:12, 14 March 2015 (UTC)


You don't necessarily have to be born with typical male genitals/"biologically male" to be male-assigned (and similarly for female-assigned). In the vast majority (if not all) of Western societies, we assign a gender to intersex children at birth, which like for dyadically sexed children, may or may not match their actual gender. (That is, it is possible to be cis and intersex, or trans and intersex; trans/cis status and intersex/dyadic status are orthogonal axes.) Also, in admittedly rare situations, we have assigned genders opposite to the assignment that would usually correspond to one's genitals (the David Reimer case comes to mind). Could we expound upon the given definition to include some of these nuances? As it stands, it errs pretty heavily on the side of essentialism. J0lt C0la (talk) 13:29, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for noticing the error. - -sche (discuss) 00:29, 10 July 2015 (UTC)