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BMO

BMO cannot have a gender. Why? It's a robot. Attributing gender to a non-biological object is an ontological error, otherwise known as a category mistake. It is simply not applicable. 

People have been trying and failing to produce a coherent binary definition of gender based on biology, and biology keeps being too messy.

Actually, in terms of human sexuality, it is an objective biological binary trait. XX or XY.

The norm for human design is to be conceived either male or female. Human sexuality is binary by design with the obvious purpose being the reproduction and flourishing of our species. This principle is self-evident. The exceedingly rare disorders of sex development (DSDs), including but not limited to testicular feminization and congenital adrenal hyperplasia, are all medically identifiable deviations from the sexual binary norm, and are rightly recognized as disorders of human design. Individuals with DSDs do not constitute a third sex.

Emphasis mine.

  • Consortium on the Management of Disorders of Sex Development, "Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Disorders of Sex Development in Childhood." Intersex Society of North America, March 25, 2006.

Although to be fair, sexual orientation is not equivalent to gender. Gender (an awareness and sense of oneself as male or female) is a sociological and psychological concept; not an objective biological one.

No one is born with an awareness of themselves as male or female; this awareness develops over time and, like all developmental processes, may be derailed by a child’s subjective perceptions, relationships, and adverse experiences from infancy forward. People who identify as "feeling like the opposite sex" or "somewhere in between" do not comprise a third sex. They remain biological men or biological women.
  • Zucker, Kenneth J. and Bradley Susan J. “Gender Identity and Psychosexual Disorders.” FOCUS: The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry. Vol. III, No. 4, Fall 2005 (598-617).
  • Whitehead, Neil W. "Is Transsexuality biologically determined?" Triple Helix (UK), Autumn 2000, p6-8

{I recommend also checking Whitehead, Neil W. "Twin Studies of Transsexuals [Reveals Discordance]"}

  • Jeffreys, Sheila. Gender Hurts: A Feminist Analysis of the Politics of Transgenderism. Routledge, New York, 2014 (pp.1-35).
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