"My dog is gender dysphoric."
July 30, 2020 at 9:28 pm #32629
Is the subject line a joke or just a falsehood or something else?
What is all this about there being more than two genders? For humans. No one makes a similar claim for dogs, cats, cattle, hamsters, wombats, komodo dragons, or axolotles.
What am I talking about?
The following are 58 gender options identified by ABC News, which may not even be exhaustive:
Female to Male
Male to Female
Actually, I think biology recognizes just two genders which are pretty easy to distinguish with absolute scientific certainty. There’s the one with two X chromosomes and the one with one X and one Y. Anything beyond that is either a flaw, like the person with one X and two Y chromosomes, or imaginary, at best a psychosocial attitude about gender, not a fact about gender.
This is not a discussion of sexual orientation. Note that homosexual and lesbian does not appear in the list.
My cat is a girl. She’s been fixed. She’s still a girl to me as is a female who’s been effectively “fixed” by her biological clock..
Your thoughts on gender are welcome here.July 31, 2020 at 12:05 am #32634
That looked mispelled to me, perhaps should be an “a” instead of an “o”, so had to look it up.
Nope, I’s wrong, it shouldn’t have an “e”.
It is a rare treat to get to proofread a post from Unseen!
I’m still wrong. Should be “axoloti”! (Who makes these rules, anyway?)July 31, 2020 at 12:17 am #32635
Your thoughts on gender are welcome here.
Merely human constructs. I’m not deciding until AI’s had enough time to figure it out and make a declaration.July 31, 2020 at 1:49 am #32637
That looked mispelled to me, perhaps should be an “a” instead of an “o”, so had to look it up. Nope, I’s wrong, it shouldn’t have an “e”. It is a rare treat to get to proofread a post from Unseen! I’m still wrong. Should be “axoloti”! (Who makes these rules, anyway?)
I thought I made a mistake once…but I was wrong. (one of my favorite classic quips)
You got me. The odd spelling is because the term is Native Mesoamerican. The “tl” ending is exactly the same as the ending of Quetzalcoatl, a Mexican god.
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