Interpreting The Exchange, I 'm A Woman, And You 're Really A Man

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In this paper I will be interpreting the exchange “I’m a woman.”, and “You’re really a man.” using the tools Bettcher provides in Trans Identities and First-Person Authority. Bettcher explains what the first person authority is and how it is useful for the transgender community while mainstream uses of gender and sex negatively affecting the transgender community.
First person authority is things that happen internal to a person, such as their thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and desires. These are things others cannot object, and you do not have to show evidence for. Someone cannot oppose when you say, “I’m sad”, “I’m in pain”, or “I want to eat”, and you do not need to show evidence for your belief. This is why it is called first person authority. It would be illogical for someone to say, “I am hungry” and for a second person to reply, “No you are not hungry”. As a person you have the authority of your thoughts, because you are the only one who knows what is going on internally. When you share a thought you have an ethical responsibility for your thoughts and feelings. Which means you also have the right to keep those thoughts and feelings private.
The concept of sex and gender can be defined in multiple ways and many people have different beliefs on what it means to be a woman or to be a man. Some believe it depends on a person 's chromosomes XX for female and XY for males. Others believe that it relies on what genitalia a person has, either a penis or a vagina. Some people…

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