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Genderfication of Adolescence

TheReadyTexan Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 6:35 PM
Women in the U.S. have less power now than we had back in the 1950s. Watch the old TV shows and notice how men used to listen to women and take their advice (Miss Kitty to Matt Dillon). What power do we have to make men commit now?
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...