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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2021 4:26 a.m. PST

Just for the record, I do not have a "gender." I have a sex. Nouns in Spanish and German have genders.

One of my primary points of conflict with the cultural left is their shifting, inconsistent and frequently deceitful use of language, and I am not inclined to concede issues to them.

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2021 5:09 a.m. PST

+1 Robert

Deucey Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2021 5:37 a.m. PST

No surprises so far: All male and a few complaints about the wording of the poll.😇

Raynman Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2021 6:06 a.m. PST

When asked, I say, A$$ and A$$hole. They usually leave me alone after that.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2021 6:56 a.m. PST

Not surprised either Deucey. Every year or two someone wants to "grow the hobby" by recruiting women, but (mostly) it's hard to spark female enthusiasm in pretending to kill people and blow things up on mano a mano conflict. On the other hand, not a lot of men in my cousin's weavers' guild, or when I sign on for continuing ed art classes.

We'd do better recruiting black and Latin males, and this seems to be happening, slowly.

williamb17 Nov 2021 8:13 a.m. PST

According to my copy of the "Complete & Unabridged, The Little and Ives Webster Dictionary and Home Reference Library" dating from the 1950s (no publication or copyright date), the second listing under Gender is one word "sex".

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2021 8:32 a.m. PST

Technically sex is a biological fact and gender is a cultural construct

Given that, the choices are somewhat restrictive – when they do this sort of survey at work (which for some reasons seems all the time) there are about 8 different choices

MajorB17 Nov 2021 10:46 a.m. PST

"So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them."
Gen 1:27

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Nov 2021 1:01 p.m. PST

Words written by men MajorB, hardly a reliable source in my experience.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2021 2:45 p.m. PST

Would words written by women be more reliable, Gildas?

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian17 Nov 2021 4:42 p.m. PST

when they do this sort of survey at work (which for some reasons seems all the time) there are about 8 different choices

I considered the list of 76 genders (available online), but a lot of them overlap and I didn't want to turn this into a Top Five poll…

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2021 5:21 p.m. PST

shifting, inconsistent and frequently deceitful use of language

And yet you seem to have dropped thou, eek thee, eek Ye, and eek eek (eek of course means "also") and various other modes from Original English. Should we tar you with your own brush, sirre?

Language evolves, and few languages more than English.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2021 2:22 a.m. PST

+1Major B

Personal logo pavelft Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2021 3:51 a.m. PST

I am male. My biological sex is also male. That being said refusal to believe in a real thing does not obviate that that thing exists, Robert Piepenbrink. That's willful ignorance. Your assertion that gender, which by the way has been scientifically studied for a long time, does not exist because of "cultural left" things, is weaponizing ignorance in support of your own political beliefs.

MajorB18 Nov 2021 10:06 a.m. PST

Words written by men MajorB, hardly a reliable source in my experience.

Written by men, inspired by God. Unless of course you don't believe in God …

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Nov 2021 11:16 a.m. PST

Which I don't, either your's or anyone else's. Neither do I see the relevance of religion to this topic.

Old Contemptible18 Nov 2021 3:49 p.m. PST

+1 GildasFacit

Dn Jackson Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2021 10:22 p.m. PST

+1 Robert

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2021 2:55 a.m. PST

+1 Robert
+1 Major B

Gildas refusal to believe in a thing does not obviate that that thing exists.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Nov 2021 3:38 a.m. PST

Which I don't, either your's or anyone else's.

So you discount them based on your personal world view, not their actual content.

Neither do I see the relevance of religion to this topic.

Me, either.

The problem is that people confuse the biological fact with the social construct. The relatively new social construct that feeds into this was called "gender identity" … which is self identification by personal standards based in biolohical gender stereotypes that I reject.

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2021 6:19 a.m. PST

Lots of blah, blah-blah, blah-blah, blah, blah in this thread. The poll isn't that tough, and some are making way more out of it than necessary. Time to get our underware laying flat against our private parts, and go paint.

14Bore20 Nov 2021 2:18 p.m. PST

I am happily surprised how many women were at Historicon, had 1 on my side in Napoleonic game.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2021 7:22 p.m. PST

XY

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