Posted by Long Hair In Albany (other posts) on February 18, 2018 at 20:11:34 Previous Next
In Reply to: Re: Gender posted by Native Carolinian on February 18, 2018 at 19:44:30:
: : What gender are you?
: : Before you answer, there are only two, it seems that in 2018
: : there are now many more than two genders.
: : Below is a list of all the genders.
: I am a man. The only other possibilities are female and hermaphrodite. I feel bad for the people out there who have lost sanity and go beyond this.
Is it a sex difference or a gender difference?
According to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, "Gender is cultural and is the term to use when referring to women and men as social groups. Sex is biological; use it when the biological distinction is predominant." And according to the World Health Organization, "Sex refers to the biological and physiological characteristics that define men and women. Gender refers to the socially constructed roles, behaviours, activities, and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for men and women."
I would mention that in science fiction fandom there are many who identify as different genders, so much so that they've started using ribbons with their chosen gender pro-nouns. And they will get all
bent out of shape if you address them with the wrong pro-noun.
I would also mention this is all very new, and i'm still coming to grips with it.