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Genderfication of Adolescence

ThreeStone Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 8:48 AM
What nonsense. You are correct in one thing though, the words have changed. Sexual behavior has gone on more or less the same for hundreds of thousands of years - we're just more open about it now.
DCM in FL Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 9:08 AM
"Sexual behavior has gone on more or less the same for hundreds of thousands of years -- we're just more open about it now."

Not exactly, unless you're covering a reeeeeally wide range between "more" and "less." It's only been widely like it is today in certain times & places -- and there was always destruction that followed.
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...