When I was young, but not so young, gender referred to the expectations society had of the male and female members of society. In those days, if one acted contrary to the expectations society had of their gender, it would be said of such a person acted like a man if the subject was a woman or vise versa. But there was really no change in the sex of that particular individual.
But now things have changed.
These days when one feels or acts contrary to society expectations, they can change not only their gender but even their sex. And to question such claims leads to one being labeled phobic.
Now that we are in the age of pronouns, what’s next? And because the other related question is of fairness, what happens?
But maybe I am wrong on all this and gender was always about pronouns.
No, I am talking about nudes today but I want help with a matter that I find very confusing and it is at the heart of what is a woman and local transgender student with penis sues school district to be allowed to change clothes openly in woman’s locker room.
What are you views on the two issues?
Here is a very interesting but slightly long article on gender identities
Fellow sufferers, a few days ago we looked at Arthur Schopenhauer’s views of the fair sex and most if not all of those who read the post found them to be wanting. Whether it was the dominant view then or are his personal views, it appears the general agreement is that he was wrong.
In a chit-chat with one of my friends, I was told, in majority of women’s opinion, men behave like 5 year olds or rather it appears to them that we reach maturity at age 5 and don’t get any better.
On the other hand, while having a similar discussion with the menfolk, some of them think women are mad or mature babies and should be handled with care.
Lastly, there is that group of men and women who hold the view that we are all equal.
Given the above, I have a few questions
- What is the extent of equality being sought or advocated?
- Are the sexes really equal in any sense?
- At what point does an observation or opinion made regarding the sexes become misogyny or sexist?