Exploring Gender Sensitivity July 29, 2014Posted by geoff in News.
From The New Yorker:
What Is a Woman?
The dispute between radical feminism and transgenderism.
Seeing that article prompted the following conversation with my wife last night:
geoff: I just can’t follow all this cis/trans gender stuff. I mean, now Facebook has, like, 50 different designations for gender.
Mrs. geoff: Why does it bother you?
geoff: Well, in the old days we had just 2. Male/female. M/F. M. F.
Mrs. geoff: So?
geoff: Well now I don’t know – maybe I’m not a male anymore.
Mrs. geoff: [snorting] You’re a male.
geoff: You don’t know that. Maybe now I’m some sub-category cis-trans-winnebago guy. Maybe I have rights!
Mrs. geoff: You’re a male.
geoff: Help! I’m being repressed!