Okay, I’ll bite.
Explain to me the politics of mitochondrial DNA.
Feminism demands there be a comparable, heritable genetic component that can be traced back through generations as the male Y chromosome can. That’s the political aspect. If mtDNA is not strictly female, then that comes apart. We already had people claiming that the X chromosome is the female chromosome, despite the fact that half of the X chromosomes out there came from the father, not the mother.
Maybe women are making a big deal out of passing on Mitochondrial DNA, since it’s something men can’t do.
They don’t have much else to brag about, so... (LOL /s)
Used to only have thought to be from a female.
Once again a scientific proof/thought something was 100%, not true at all.
All those vestigial organs we now know that have a vital purpose, but cutting edge science at the time declared leftovers.
This is why no one should ever put anything “settled” as far as science is concerned, or believe it over anything else. interpretation and errors in observation make science hardly infallible.
I asked to keep politics out of it, please.
Politics can be injected into any realm of science.
Its just science deniers really. Some old white folks just refuse to classify DNA taken from people like Bruce Jenner and Bradley Manning as "female DNA". This messes up record keeping in scientific record keeping. In the old age, back in the caveman era, we would have classified their DNA as "male DNA" simply because these folks had male genitalia and stuff. But, now thanks to science, we can instead classify their DNA as female... this changes how we view genetics.