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Genderfication of Adolescence

Tinsldr2 Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 3:29 PM
you are correct i made a typo . In my 3rd paragraph I typed She and in the fourth I typed he. OOOPS But then maybe you can explain what SHE could not. How does changing word use of Sex and Gender relate to Hook Up and Date? Where is the link between the two? Word use changes over time. But what she is referring to is a change in behavior involving a courtship ritual. Sorry but SHE fails to make that causal link as opposed to corollary link.
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...