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
> >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
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
That humans have two biological sexes is debatable; chromosomal and anatomical
gender doesn't map quite one-to-one for instance.