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

From:Joe <joe@...>
Date:Friday, October 17, 2003, 15:43
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From: "Andreas Johansson" <andjo@...>
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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_
> > >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
> bothered to uphold it consistently. I'm generally all for maintaining > distinctions, but this particular fight does seem pretty lost to me
> 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
> ambiguous. > > That humans have two biological sexes is debatable; chromosomal and
> gender doesn't map quite one-to-one for instance.
Two *functional* sexes.


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>