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Poll: gender, what is with that stuff?
i am a man and i think it is 100% social construct (5)
3.55%
i am a man and i think it is 100% nature (28)
19.86%
i am a man and i think it is mostly social construct (18)
12.77%
i am a man and i think it is mostly nature (33)
23.4%
i am a woman and i think it is 100% social construct (9)
6.38%
i am a woman and i think it is 100% nature (7)
4.96%
i am a woman and i think it is mostly social construct (22)
15.6%
i am a woman and i think it is mostly nature (19)
13.48%
mimi112
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i have divided the poll into men and women. please vote and add reasons/evidence if you have any.
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No, it's a biological fact. This relentless drive from some people to try and pretend that men and woman would be exactly the same if it wasn't for society is getting boring.
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"Gender" in terms of whether you define yourself as male, female or both or neither is up to you.
But, unless you change it through re-assignment surgery (which still is'nt a true change), then your sex is what were biologically born. Not referring to genuine cases of gender dysmorphia here by the way, just in general and less specific scenarios.
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No.
However, that's not an excuse for (in b4) sexist rants
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There's no poll
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(Original post by SecretDuck)
There's no poll
there is now !!
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(Original post by mimi112)
there is now !!
I see it now
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I am a man trapped in the body of a woman that is trapped in the body of a man. Which option do I pick?
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Anybody who thinks gender is a social construct should be sent to the mental asylum and never allowed out.
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I am a man trapped in the body of a woman that is trapped in the body of a man. Which option do I pick?
is your name Garrison ?
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My knowledge on this matter is this. When you talk about being male or female you are talking about your biological sex. If you are talking about masculinity, femininity and androgyny you are talking about your gender!

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(Original post by kk_15)
"Gender" in terms of whether you define yourself as male, female or both or neither is up to you.
But, unless you change it through re-assignment surgery (which still is'nt a true change), then your sex is what were biologically born. Not referring to genuine cases of gender dysmorphia here by the way, just in general and less specific scenarios.
You seem to be talking about sex. Gender isn't the same as sex.
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You seem to be talking about sex. Gender isn't the same as sex.
Yeah, I was just confirming the difference between both of them.
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It's a biological fact that men are more predisposed to be masculine and women are more predisposed to be feminine. There's no particular reason why that should be a fixed rule that applies to everyone, though.
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I think femininity and masculinity are routed in biology but masculinity isn't exclusive to men and femininity isn't exclusive to women.

Ultimately you should judge people as individuals and not make assumptions about them because of trends in a group that they belong to.

Does that make sense?
yes it does.
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It's a social construct. The traits we assign to men and women are not innate to each gender but are the result of the socialisation we receive throughout our lives. Boys and girls are treated differently from childhood and rewarded for different types of behaviour which create differences that were not there before/exacerbate differences that may already be there. It is undeniable that the our ideas of what each gender should be influences how people perceive and act out their own gender identity.
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(Original post by ArtGoblin)
The traits we assign to men and women are not innate to each gender but are the result of the socialisation
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exacerbate differences that may already be there.
Inconsistency?
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(Original post by kk_15)
Yeah, I was just confirming the difference between both of them.
Ah, sorry. I misread your post!
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(Original post by ArtGoblin)
It's a social construct. The traits we assign to men and women are not innate to each gender but are the result of the socialisation we receive throughout our lives. Boys and girls are treated differently from childhood and rewarded for different types of behaviour which create differences that were not there before/exacerbate differences that may already be there. It is undeniable that the our ideas of what each gender should be influences how people perceive and act out their own gender identity.


It's not a social construct. Men naturally think and operate differently to women.
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(Original post by Ham22)
I think femininity and masculinity are routed in biology but masculinity isn't exclusive to men and femininity isn't exclusive to women.

Ultimately you should judge people as individuals and not make assumptions about them because of trends in a group that they belong to.

Does that make sense?
No, that's just stupid.

You would be a moron to not assume that somebody who is mates with a bunch of druggies isn't a waster, for example.
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