Nyarlathotep wrote:Chani just got hounded out of a Facebook group for saying that You can be whatever gender you want, but a penis makes you biologically male. Someone actually called her a bigot for refusing to accept that a penis on a trans woman is a female penis.
Apparently, the old standard of "Sex and gender are two different things" (which I could accept. There is a physical reason that I will never get ovarian cancer. There are only cultural reasons why I don't wear cute little sundresses) no longer applies.
I like how you describe that difference between sex and gender--it's a better way of what I was trying to say to ed.
I have been fortunate not to encounter such an extreme in my discussions. I would only ask that people not presume everyone interested in less traditional discussions of gender are that far out there. Just like not all feminists are man-haters, not all conservatives are racist, not all Twilight fans are lame (well.... you might get some argument from me there).
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"