That. One. Digit. Difference

We know each human cell contains 23 pairs of chromosomes. We know that the last, 23rd pair, differs between males and females.

Females have two copies of the x chromosome, males one x and one y. This makes us different. Worlds apart. This is how we hurt. Worlds apart.

That one digit difference that often results in misunderstandings, heartaches, broken promises, wars.

Yet the battle between math and science prevails in our unwillingness to accept that one digit difference as we try every day, over and over and over again to fix the math when the science makes it clear.

Worlds apart.

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