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Genderfication of Adolescence

1morethot Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 1:46 PM
DCM, the passage you quoted from Ephesians 5:25 is, "Husbands, love your wives..." The command is to all believers and not endorsing polygamy. What I find questionable is Ms Fields' use of "cultural institutions." She doesn't define it, but Rousseau included the Church among those varying institutions. If the standard is the Christian Bible, then the "hookup" trend for sexual gratification is completely inappropriate.
DCM in FL Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 3:06 PM
Who said anything about endorsing polygamy? You mean because "wives" is plural? (So is "husbands.")
Not so long ago, "gender" was something mostly of interest to flirtatious nouns. But then, as the culture became both more vulgar and more squeamish, "gender" replaced "sex" as the distinction between "him" and "her." Now "date," which described how him and her got acquainted, is replaced by "hook up."

Gender used to tell us about language; now, it describes behavioral roles. The word sex was unambiguous, referring to the natural biological differences. But the genderfication of sex expands to encompass the experiences of the transgendered, lesbian and male homosexuals.

Whereas sex refers to two, gender creates a crowd -- emotional...