VT program helps students explore gender

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    Jun 08, 2009 6:41 AM GMT
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090607/ap_on_re_us/us_gender_identity

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    Jun 08, 2009 11:10 AM GMT
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090607/ap_on_re_us/us_gender_identity"We're really clear that gender and gender identify is separate from sexual orientation," Neff said. "Hugh Grant and Russell Crowe have the same sex, they're both male and they're both heterosexual. But they have very different gender presentations. One is sort of seen as much more masculine than the other."


    Paging aurevoir.

    On second though, never mind.
  • DCEric

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    Jun 08, 2009 8:03 PM GMT
    Oh I have already done that on my own. icon_biggrin.gif Thank you though.
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    Jun 08, 2009 8:05 PM GMT
    I like programs such as this. Dispelling the myths and re-educating people about all the gender brainwashing received in formative years. The pink/blue paradigm being a perfect example.
  • Timbales

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    Jun 08, 2009 8:54 PM GMT
    There are more than two genders? icon_confused.gif
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    Jun 09, 2009 9:32 AM GMT
    Timberoo saidThere are more than two genders? icon_confused.gif


    Technically, yes. There is a gender called "Intersex", the so-called 'false' hermaphrodites. They exhibit the external genitalia of both sexes due to genetic defects or hormonal imbalances, but only one of them is functional.

    There are also hermaphrodites (in which both external genitalia are present AND fertile), they exist among animals, but I don't really know if they really exist in humans at all. They are further subdivided into hermaphrodites which can self-fertilize, hermaphrodites that are hermaphrodites all their life, hermaphrodites that change sex as they mature (like limpets), etc.

    Not to mention the species which do not exhibit the dual gender system of higher animals (bacteria) or species which once had a dual system but now mostly rely on parthenogenesis - essentially cloning themselves (probably because of the extinction of one gender among their populations).