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

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Friday, October 17, 2003, 14:37
Quoting Stone Gordonssen <stonegordonssen@...>:

> > > In fact, one could argue that there is a stronger case for > > > classifying people by race than there is on the basis of gender. > > > >I find this somewhat amusing, since undoubtly the _practical_ consequences > >of > >your biological sex/gender is greater than those of your race. > > "sex" is biological - humans have 2; "gender" is a social convention - > humans have from 2 to 7, depending on the culture.
I'm aware of this distinction, but see it violated so often that I cannot be bothered to uphold it consistently. I'm generally all for maintaining distinctions, but this particular fight does seem pretty lost to me (outside scholarly litterature). However, what I said above was intended to be parsed as [biological sex]/ [gender], so in this case you cannot blame me for anything worse than being ambiguous. That humans have two biological sexes is debatable; chromosomal and anatomical gender doesn't map quite one-to-one for instance. Andreas


Joe <joe@...>