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Genderfication of Adolescence

Mark1963 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 10:21 AM
I suspect that this isn't new. Even 30 or 40 years ago, some high school children were too busy to pursue relationships. For some, it changed, and they dated. For others, they remained relationship-free into and even through College, and then, after finding a career, they dated, and eventually married. The point of this article is obvious. The whole meaning of having a relationship has morphed into something that may indeed be "Bad", as far as intimacy is concerned. This is just another sign that things are changing. So what else is new?
Kenneth L. Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 9:24 AM
You "suspect." So what?

I realize that Kinsey perpetrated a fraud, and that any self-described activity is subject to bias relative to societal norms. Nevertheless, if you talk with anybody over 60 years of age who is familiar with the sexual behavior of children today (e.g., pediatricians) they will tell you that there is no comparison. It is a case of virtually no sex in the 50s and almost universal sex (if you count Bill Clinton sex and mutual masturbation, etc.) today.

And it is not good for kids. So what else is new?
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...