Change Your World-NOT your Body

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Gender

As gender has been redefined through post modernism/queer theorist from sex indication to indicating mental sex (gender is not whats between your legs, its whats between your ears), what are the characteristics of those who are "male gendered" and how do those characteristics completely differentiate from those "female gendered"??

dirt 
Enhanced by Zemanta
Share:

11 comments:

  1. Gender (and sex, according to pomo theorists) are undefinable feelings you have, that inexplicably fall into two categories.... except for when they don't. *whew*

    In answer to your question, there is no difference.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Well... how I see gender by now, it is a social construct anyway. So the characteristics of "male gendered" would differ from those of "female gendered" only as much as the current trend in society wants them to. Think pink dolls, dresses and being submissive versus blue cars, pants and being dominant - that is what "gender" is about today. "Gender" is a destructive RPG that the world likes to play.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Gender.. It's a patriarchal invention, I think, more than a mode of expression, and the norms change every 100 years or so anyway.. And vary drastically from culture to culture. which makes the whole innately feeling like one gender or another is pretty ridiculous. Sex is biological and gender is, well, fashion..

    When I saw myself in the mirror this morning it occured to me that most postmodern feminists would probably label me genderqueer. Because I'm androgynous.. because apparently not conforming to prescribed feminine norms makes one not female? >< I'm a woman..

    And this is The Masked Lily, I sort of fell victim to self-censorship and deleted my blog. I'll be making a new one, I think, though. I missed your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  4. We see 'gendered' behaivior in many of the higher life forms.
    Lions
    Great Apes
    Wolves
    Many of the bird species
    Horses

    This is just a tiny off the top of my head list.
    Why is it such a stretch to see that it is true in humans also.

    There IS a great amount of overlap in those things considered male and female. So much so that it can be litteraly impossible to separate them out. But this is due to will of mind and spirit over that of flesh.

    Take my mother, she is a dyke. Yet she had an overrideing need to have children. So she found the least objective male she could stand and settled down with him long enough to procreate.
    The drive to have a baby is solely a female desire.
    Men can desire to father a child, but they can never carry a child to term, and the biological drive to do so is absent in them. Yes they do seek to make children, not the same as having them.
    I once asked my mom why she took up with my dad and had children even though she is a lesbian. Her answer was that her drive to have children was stronger than her sexual orientation, and she was very happy of that fact as she now has 4 children and a passle of grandbabies.

    Women and men are differant.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I can imagine some men actually wanting to bear a child, but they don't seek it, because it would be impossible anyway, because of sex differences.
    Actually I think many men would want to carry and bear kids if the technology made it possible somehow.

    Any way, there is no need for the concept of "gender" to explain seeking to bear a child, sex differences will do.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Not all women have the desire to bear children; I certainly don't!

    ReplyDelete
  7. and I also, like Lily above, have been called and considered 'genderqueer' since the word was invented and I have to always explain that I'm just a gay girl.

    ReplyDelete
  8. "Lions
    Great Apes
    Wolves
    Many of the bird species
    Horses"

    ...Because they need it to survive in the nature or to save the species from extinction. It's called instict. That's also the reason why many animals lose certain instincts when they are living in zoos. Anyway you simple can't compare humans and wolves, horses and whatsoever in this topic. I mean wtf how old are you?


    "Take my mother, she is a dyke"

    Wow that's the way to back up a statement. Take one example and expand it to the whole humanity.


    "The drive to have a baby is solely a female desire."

    So...by this logic women who don't want to have children aren't female? That means a few years ago I must have been kind of a sexless being 'cause I didn't want to have children at this time. Thank god I've magically transformed into a female and now I'm the same like horses, apes, lions...yeahhhh! Absolutely stupid science for the win!!

    "Yes they do seek to make children, not the same as having them."


    "Yes they do seek to make children, not the same as having them."

    Wow! I'm so impressed that you traveled around the world and asked every single man if they seek to make children or to have children. But sadly you left these people out:

    http://www.experienceproject.com/groups/Am-A-Man-Who-Wants-To-Be-Pregnant/218530

    I begin to wonder if you are that uneducated or just another crazy trans troll...or perhaps both.

    Sadly ridiculous and just stupid science is the ONLY thing you can expect from trans allies. They embarrass themselves over and over again.

    ReplyDelete
  9. 11:41
    MTF's are unable to bear children, so therefore they aren't women, right? And what about FTM's who DO bear children? And what about men and women, gay or stright, everywhere who don't want to bear or raise children?

    ReplyDelete
  10. It amazes me that here we are in the year 2012, and people still are hung up on all these gender stereotypes. I had hoped that feminism would have changed that by now. I just read a news article that was talking about "gender nonconformity in children". What a crock of crap. So what if little boys want to wear sparkly clothes and little girls want to play with trucks? I really hope I live to see the day when society moves on beyond all that sexism.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Exactly DM,WTF is "gender non-conformity"???? Total nonsense.

    dirt

    ReplyDelete

Copyright © The dirt from Dirt | Powered by Blogger
Design by SimpleWpThemes | Blogger Theme by NewBloggerThemes.com | Distributed By Blogger Templates20