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Re: OT: [Let_It_Be_Forever_Islam] THE WORLD OF THE JINN

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Friday, October 17, 2003, 23:38
On Fri, Oct 17, 2003 at 04:49:49PM -0400, Paul Bennett wrote:
> On 17 Oct 2003 at 16:02, Mark J. Reed wrote: > > > On Fri, Oct 17, 2003 at 01:01:35PM -0400, Paul Bennett wrote: > > > "sex" is biological - humans have 2; "gender" is a social convention - > > > humans have from 2 to 7, depending on the culture. > > I did not. That's the antithesis of the points I've been making. > Stone Gordonssen was the originator of that comment.
Whups, sorry. Didn't mean to misattribute. Also didn't realize anyone was in violent disagreement with the above statement, though. However, there is more to gender roles than social convention. At least some of the difference between traditional male and female gender attitudes seems to be programmed into the brain while the fetus is in the womb, and when that programming is at odds with the biological sex, the gender confusion that leads to transexualism is the result. -Mark


Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>