Re: OT: [Let_It_Be_Forever_Islam] THE WORLD OF THE JINN
|Date:||Friday, October 17, 2003, 15:43|
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From: "Andreas Johansson" <andjo@...>
Sent: Friday, October 17, 2003 3:36 PM
Subject: Re: OT: [Let_It_Be_Forever_Islam] THE WORLD OF THE JINN
> 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 cannotbe
> 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 thanbeing
> That humans have two biological sexes is debatable; chromosomal andanatomical
> gender doesn't map quite one-to-one for instance.
Two *functional* sexes.