“Am I a Woman?” What Is a Woman? It Begins with Biology.

by | Mar 7, 2024 | Entertainment, Top Story

“Am I a woman?” “Do I feel like a woman?” “What is a woman?” You probably know someone who is asking these types of questions and who may even feel uncomfortable in her own body.

In the U.S., according to the William’s Institute, 1.6 million people over the age of 13 identify as transgender. In a study done a few years ago, 42% of Americans claimed they knew someone who was transgender. According to another study, half of young adults believe that gender can be different than sex assigned at birth. Society is asking questions about gender like never before.

How can churches and loved ones offer compassion to those who are suffering in this tension? In a tumultuous sea of cultural confusion about gender, Katie J. McCoy sets an anchor by defining female identity through a biblical lens. Her book, To Be a Woman: The Confusion over Female Identity and How Christians Can Respond, encourages the church to view those drowning under the weight of gender dysphoria with compassion and to offer a lifeline of truth through the gospel.