An anthropology professor at the University of Pittsburgh denied the difference between male and female skeletons to derisive laughter from students during a speaking engagement from college swimming champion Riley Gaines.
Gabby Yearwood is a professor whose research focuses on ‘the social constructions of race and racism, masculinity, gender, sex, Black Feminist and Black Queer theory, anthropology of sport and Black Diaspora’ according to his bio.
Gaines, a rising star on the conservative speaking circuit, is an advocate to keep student athletes who are born biological males out of women’s sports. She spoke at the school recently and posed a question to her audience.
‘If you were to dig up a human — two humans — a hundred years from now, both a man and a woman, could you tell the difference strictly off of bones?’
Yearwood responds: ‘No’ to laughter from the students in the audience, as well as Gaines.
Yearwood doubles down, saying that he’s the ‘expert in the room’ on this issue.
‘Have any of you been to anthropological sites? Have any of you studied biological anthropology? I’m just saying, I’ve got over 150 years of data, I’m just curious as to why I’m being laughed at,’ he said.
At one point, Yearwood exclaims: ‘I have a PhD!’
The Independent Women’s Forum, who posted the clip, wrote: ‘This is how far removed the Left is from reality that they must deny basic scientific facts.
‘[Gaines] might not have a PhD in anthropology like Professor Yearwood, but she and her teammates know the physical advantages of biological males over females in sport firsthand,’ they added.
According to the Smithsonian: ‘Males tend to have larger, more robust bones and joint surfaces, and more bone development at muscle attachment sites. However, the pelvis is the best sex-related skeletal indicator, because of distinct features adapted for childbearing.
‘The skull also has features that can indicate sex, though slightly less reliably.’
They note that sex-related differences are not obvious in the bones of pre-pubescent children.