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Does Caitlyn Jenner still have male DNA?



If Caitlyn Jenner’s DNA still contains the XY chromosome, is s/he still a man? S/he makes a beautiful woman, but I’ve been giving a lot of thought to the biology aspect of it. Is it merely an outward, or cosmetic, change?

These days, we can certainly transform our outward appearance to virtually anything. Michael Jackson proved it. But, unless our DNA is transplanted, we can’t change the gender we were born with. (OK, maybe in science fiction it’s possible.) Which means, biologically speaking, Caitlyn Jenner is still male.

Which begs the questions, Who gets to decide our gender?

Food for thought: S/he didn’t make herself. I didn’t make myself. You didn’t make yourself. Perhaps, however, in these times biology no longer matters?

I would love to hear your thoughts.