What’s So Complicated About XX and XY?

“I learned that in elementary school”

Melinda "Millie" K. Dooley
8 min readJun 10, 2022

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An artist’s depiction of a double helix
Photo by Sangharsh Lohakare on Unsplash

Hello, friends, and gather round. Today, we’re talking about genes, development, and sex determination. My hope is to prove to you that the more you learn, the more complex this field truly is.

Basic biology is being weaponized against people who are trans, nonbinary, intersex, or many other identities. Heck…

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Melinda "Millie" K. Dooley

Ms. Melinda Dooley is a lifelong educator and enthusiastic biologist, and has earned her expertise the hard way.