May 21, 2021 In light of the simple fact that nonhuman animals do not have gender identity, we call on scientific journals to adopt a simple policy that ensures accuracy in publications. One line is all that is needed. "Articles about nonhuman animals should specify animals' species as well as their sex; authors should not … Continue reading Call for scientific journals to adopt accurate language about the sex of nonhuman animals
On Naming Ants
Ants aren't gendered, but the people they are named after may, or may not, be. The ant species named Strumigenys ayersthey. Image credit: D.B. Booher & P.O. Hoenle, 2021.
#FactCheckNeeded: Non-human animals cannot have a gender identity
April 14th 2021Kelsey Lewis, Allyson J. Bennett, Sangy Panicker, Amanda M. Dettmer, Jeremy D. Bailoo & Justin Varholick A group of individuals, many of them self-identified as being opposed to animal research, recently signed an open letter to the Associated Press asking that animals with unknown sex be assigned "he/she" or "they" gender pronouns. These … Continue reading #FactCheckNeeded: Non-human animals cannot have a gender identity