"My dog is gender dysphoric."

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    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:

    Agender
    Androgyne
    Androgynous
    Bigender
    Cis
    Cisgender
    Cis Female
    Cis Male
    Cis Man
    Cis Woman
    Cisgender Female
    Cisgender Male
    Cisgender Man
    Cisgender Woman
    Female to Male
    FTM
    Gender Fluid
    Gender Nonconforming
    Gender Questioning
    Gender Variant
    Genderqueer
    Intersex
    Male to Female
    MTF
    Neither
    Neutrois
    Non-binary
    Other
    Pangender
    Trans
    Trans*
    Trans Female
    Trans* Female
    Trans Male
    Trans* Male
    Trans Man
    Trans* Man
    Trans Person
    Trans* Person
    Trans Woman
    Trans* Woman
    Transfeminine
    Transgender
    Transgender Female
    Transgender Male
    Transgender Man
    Transgender Person
    Transgender Woman
    Transmasculine
    Transsexual
    Transsexual Female
    Transsexual Male
    Transsexual Man
    Transsexual Person
    Transsexual Woman
    Two-Spirit

    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.

     

    #32634

    PopeBeanie
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    axolotles

    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?)

    #32635

    PopeBeanie
    Moderator

    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.

    #32637

    Unseen
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    axolotles

    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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