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Genderfication of Adolescence

Maire Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 8:22 AM
I like Mickey Ds and take my grand daughters to McDonald's - so don't take offense. "Hookups reduce sexual experience to McSex" gets right to the point.
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...