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Genderfication of Adolescence

HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 1:21 PM
I know the part of the bible you're referring to. But the bible says nothing about love being the primary reason to get married. Most marriages in those days were arranged by parents. My point is that the kind of marrigae Beckett is describing isn't reflective of past marriage traditions. Marrying for love is very new to Western civilization and it's because of that novelty that the concept of marriage and family has changed so much.
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...