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Genderfication of Adolescence

Kenneth L. Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 9:22 AM
Tinsldr2 Wrote: "There is nothing Dishonest, or lewd about referring to Gender." I don't mean to be stubborn about this, but you are missing the point of Fields' article, and I don't understand why. Yes, as in German and French, gender was used to classify nouns and pronouns in the past. Now it is also used to denote sex. This usage (sex) was call "Colloquial" as recently as 1998, according to my dictionary. Why are you refusing to get Fields' point? This "mincing" of words in the interest of promoting new, politically correct values, is what she is writing about. It is a subtle evil that is helping to erode the traditional values which at one time protected us (society) against our base impulses. It is dishonest.
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...