Scientists and David Attenborough are not using heavily gendered language at all because they are in fact speaking of sex, not gender. Biologists speak about the sex of animals, not the gender, unless they are studying gender expression. Sperm is a product of biological sex, not gender. When biologists say “male” they mean “male biological sex.” None of them are referring to male gender.

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