Identifying the sex of ancient remains must stop, woke academics insist. If they have their way, it will be a scientific disaster
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Anthropologists can tell a lot from human skeletal remains. Even when any characteristics that could indicate a person’s biological makeup are long gone, those with years of education and experience can paint a relatively vivid picture of the deceased.
One of the first observations scientists make when studying exhumed human remains is the sex of the subject, and, by extension, their gender – a key factor in figuring out what kind of life he or she may have led.
With the recent push of the social justice brigade to inject their ideology into every scientific field – which includes mathematics, physics, and even rewriting history to suit their agenda – the latest fields to come under attack are archaeology and anthropology.
In a Twitter thread that garnered close to 60,000 likes, Canadian master’s degree candidate Emma Palladino took issue with the offensive, yet not scientifically inaccurate, memes which depict the life of a transgender person whose bones are exhumed a thousand years later by archaeologists, and subsequently misgendered – or rather, identified as their biological sex rather than their gender identity.