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The meaning of the word gender
Posted 2/20/14

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Don't hate me.


lol clever
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Posted 2/20/14

BearzYo wrote:

With the big thing about facebook now including a whole tonne of different terminologies to define your gender, I got to thinking, perhaps it would be easier to simply redifine or clarify the word 'gender' to be purely anatomical as opposed to cultural and social.

For me, if the word 'gender' is defined by cultural and social tendencies we will end up with millions of genders to fit each person before everyone is happy, and even that just ends up being judgments in themselves, when we could simply be anatomically male or female and have away with 'gender roles'.


I refrain from sharing this opinion in debate classes at university because of how... vicious... some of the goody goods can get when their opinion that the world is made of pixies is challenged, which makes me think, perhaps I am being insensitive...

What do you think?



What is wrong with a world made of pixies ...someone is a little uptight.

The whole facebook thing is just a PR campaign.

For the confused, there are two genders ..say it with me B - O - Y & G - I - R - L!

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Posted 2/20/14

happy-pizza-face wrote:

Don't hate me.


Don't want to be judged by what you post? Don't post things you know will provoke.
If you thought you were being funny just say so. if you're a sociopathic wanker who doesn't care about others feelings just admit.

but really "don't hate me?"

Don't post hateful things then.

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Posted 2/20/14

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happy-pizza-face wrote:




i couldn't agree more. people tend to not realize that it's not just gay and straight, male and female. it's really more of a very elaborate spectrum. if we're going by labels then i would consider myself gay, but quite honestly, why should it be a big deal who we like or what we identify as? i personally don't like labels, mainly because i feel everybody is different when it comes to these things, so i don't really see why we try to classify people into groups when we are all unique. to me, labels are just an attempt to classify something that really can't be classified accurately.


If you're gay, the last thing even cross your mind is 'going by labels, at least that's what I thought. But hey, who am I to type like that, I'm not gay.


the reason i said that is because "gay" doesn't completely and accurately describe my sexuality, but it is the label that i can most closely associate with.


I understand and relate because I'm terrible with names, terms and whatnot. But hey, the word 'gay' is pretty accurate to describe certain sets of people in which you're categorized in, probably, if not I am clueless. To be honest, without using the word 'gay' along with its predicament, how can you describe your gender with only couple of letters to form up an largely excepted, concise word to describe?. There are many more questions dragged along with this question but a stop here would be wise so yeah.

And look, I'm not against you, unless you decide to cut off your penis. God or evolution gives you a penis, assuming you have one, just in case lol, do not cut it off because I do not like that. Thank you.

To pagagolfwhiskey:

It shows how uptight and sensitive some people are these days. It is not hateful. That is it. There is nothing more.
And nope, you can't make me post things that according to you, hateful.
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Posted 2/20/14

dougeprofile wrote:


BearzYo wrote:

With the big thing about facebook now including a whole tonne of different terminologies to define your gender, I got to thinking, perhaps it would be easier to simply redifine or clarify the word 'gender' to be purely anatomical as opposed to cultural and social.

For me, if the word 'gender' is defined by cultural and social tendencies we will end up with millions of genders to fit each person before everyone is happy, and even that just ends up being judgments in themselves, when we could simply be anatomically male or female and have away with 'gender roles'.


I refrain from sharing this opinion in debate classes at university because of how... vicious... some of the goody goods can get when their opinion that the world is made of pixies is challenged, which makes me think, perhaps I am being insensitive...

What do you think?



What is wrong with a world made of pixies ...someone is a little uptight.

The whole facebook thing is just a PR campaign.

For the confused, there are two genders ..say it with me B - O - Y & G - I - R - L!



Nope. And you can't make me.


Posted 2/20/14

papagolfwhiskey wrote:

Labels are fine as long as you remember that the person is not the label.


I believe it's quite the opposite.

People live up to their labels.

We pick a card and say, "This is me!" and live our lives within the confines of what being "that" is, whether it's our gender or our profession or our relationship status or whatever other aspect of our lives we decide to label.

That's how society works. That's how we function the way we do.

Sure, we refuse to let society label us, but we sure take pride in labeling ourselves.

Case in point: your entire argument on this thread.
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Posted 2/20/14
papagolfwhiskey : "Nope. And you can't make me."

Trust me, "making" you is the furthest thing from my mind.

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Posted 2/20/14 , edited 2/20/14

demongurrl13 wrote:


papagolfwhiskey wrote:

Labels are fine as long as you remember that the person is not the label.


I believe it's quite the opposite.

People live up to their labels.

We pick a card and say, "This is me!" and live our lives within the confines of what being "that" is, whether it's our gender or our profession or our relationship status or whatever other aspect of our lives we decide to label.

That's how society works. That's how we function the way we do.

Sure, we refuse to let society label us, but we sure take pride in labeling ourselves.

Case in point: your entire argument on this thread.


perhaps that is so, I don't agree, but perhaps.

If you took all the labels that describe facets and components of the person conveniently labeled PGW it would be paragraphs long. Each facet only turns to the sun for a moment before the next facet is in view. I'll USE labels to exchange a thought. That's all language is after all, our crude crutch/prosthesis that we use because we are all handicapped and disabled telepathically.

I know who I am and I am not a label.

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Posted 2/20/14

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papagolfwhiskey : "Nope. And you can't make me."

Trust me, "making" you is the furthest thing from my mind.



Since the feeling is mutual then we are are in perfect agreement on one thing. now that we've got the childish talk out of the way. do you have anything better to offer than just unsupported assertions phrased in tones of contempt? Or should I just start ignoring you now?

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Posted 2/20/14
Gender is a grammatical term. A noun or pronoun in a sentence can be masculine, feminine, or neuter. It is also a word misused by uptight prudes and ninnies who can't bring themselves to say sex. I am a member of the male sex, not the male gender.
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Posted 2/20/14

dougeprofile wrote:


BearzYo wrote:

With the big thing about facebook now including a whole tonne of different terminologies to define your gender, I got to thinking, perhaps it would be easier to simply redifine or clarify the word 'gender' to be purely anatomical as opposed to cultural and social.

For me, if the word 'gender' is defined by cultural and social tendencies we will end up with millions of genders to fit each person before everyone is happy, and even that just ends up being judgments in themselves, when we could simply be anatomically male or female and have away with 'gender roles'.


I refrain from sharing this opinion in debate classes at university because of how... vicious... some of the goody goods can get when their opinion that the world is made of pixies is challenged, which makes me think, perhaps I am being insensitive...

What do you think?



What is wrong with a world made of pixies ...someone is a little uptight.

The whole facebook thing is just a PR campaign.

For the confused, there are two genders ..say it with me B - O - Y & G - I - R - L!



If I've learned anything from this thread then ignoring the definition of gender in favor of simplification, is something that upsets people, and assigning only 2 categories, based on anatomy, to a word that has an entirely different meaning, is insensitive.

Also, a 'world full of pixies' is just a poor explanation on my part, it would be better to say ' a world without issues' perhaps. (which is something we don't have!)
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Posted 2/20/14
Freedom itself comes the biggest problem in all of this.
Are people free to feel and think what ever they want about any topic, or will they be subject to the hatred of the throngs of the inevitable offended enemies of every conceivable(or imagined) wrong?
We are not free to speak freely. Can I label myself as anything I wish? I can if I can weather the free thought of others, who are after all merely human.
I for one would not stand against the power of the masses; although, I admit I am constantly impressed by those who cast themselves against those rocks.
If people would back down a little for the assumptions of hate, then maybe we could at least have some decent conversations.
But I won't hold my breath.
Posted 2/20/14

papagolfwhiskey wrote:

perhaps that is so, I don't agree, but perhaps.

If you took all the labels that describe facets and components of the person conveniently labeled PGW it would be paragraphs long. Each facet only turns to the sun for a moment before the next facet is in view. I'll USE labels to exchange a thought. That's all language is after all, our crude crutch/prosthesis that we use because we are all handicapped and disabled telepathically.

I know who I am and I am not a label.



I understand what you're saying about using labels/words to communicate.

Of course you're not a label. You're a person. You will always be more than just a name or a label. Even I know that a female is not JUST a female. What I was saying was that we take labels because we see ourselves as "that." We pick the labels that we believe would define who we are. Sometimes we take on labels that help us change who we are. That's how we form our identity. The only labels we reject are the ones we did not choose for ourselves. That's why people hate being judged, because they feel they're being labeled incorrectly.

I mean, why else would you choose a different gender than the standard 2? If it didn't matter and labels do not define you, then why would you need more choices? Because you're not gonna let those labels define you but it's okay if you find another that fits you better?
Posted 2/20/14
Gender is now human.
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Posted 2/21/14

"If I've learned anything from this thread then ignoring the definition of gender in favor of simplification, is something that upsets people, and assigning only 2 categories, based on anatomy, to a word that has an entirely different meaning, is insensitive.

Since the feeling is mutual then we are are in perfect agreement on one thing. now that we've got the childish talk out of the way. do you have anything better to offer than just unsupported assertions phrased in tones of contempt? Or should I just start ignoring you now?




I'm not worried about being "sensitive" (as if that were some sort of virtue) to a willfully blind world; non contemptuous obvious realities aside - ignore away!
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