There are only two genders

October 26, 2018, 3:49 am

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The debate "There are only two genders" was started by Big_Tuna on October 26, 2018, 3:49 am. 58 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 42 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

kh2g12p posted 1 argument, P627 posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
Brynn posted 8 arguments, Nemiroff posted 3 arguments, crispsandchips posted 1 argument, US7 posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

Big_Tuna, Runtz, xenophon00, Aceabdu2, Emihle, P627, arjitjha and 51 visitors agree.
username, TheExistentialist, NitinTher, Nemiroff, crispsandchips, Brynn, Kanwal, sidhant, Argumentative_Folf, US7, mohamnad and 31 visitors disagree.

Nemiroff
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it is easy. that's sex, not gender.
come on!!!!

16 hours, 34 minutes ago

it's easy if you have a penis you're a man if you have a vagina you are a woman... come on!!!

19 hours, 18 minutes ago

Accept proudly the 3rd form of gender by it's on name rather than hiding it

19 hours, 32 minutes ago

I agree with you now although I think scientists and doctors have a chance of figuring out how to efficiently change someone's sex organs while maintaining their function which is why I make the distinction. I also compare it to hair dye. If a person dyes their hair purple you'd say they have purple hair. Even though they have to constantly redye their hair to make it appear permanent. Its not the best comparison but to me it shows how you would describe someone using their gender and not sex. Like if you saw Blaire White walking down the street you'd probably use female pronouns.

1 week, 4 days ago
Nemiroff
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I said it is not a physical characteristics, and I don't see how sex can change after birth. sex change surgery is cosmetic, like amputation or prosthesis. it doesnt change what you are. and hormone replacement isnt permanent. so sex seems pretty set from birth to death.

1 week, 4 days ago

Let me say this though. There are three main genders male, female, and nonBInary. So yes there are two genders in the sense that all the other genders either exist in between the male female spectrum or exist outside of it when someone doesn't feel like either.

1 week, 4 days ago

Also XX and XY only determine sex at birth.

1 week, 4 days ago

Well gender isn't necessarily a physical characteristic so we disagree on the definition.

1 week, 4 days ago
crispsandchips
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I could describe the difference but not 30 genders, that's too much for me to remember

1 week, 4 days ago
Nemiroff
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as far as humans go, can you name any of these alternative genders? because if you look them up they will be terms like androgenous which clearly describe personality and not an actual physical characteristic.

gender is how you Express yourself on the masculine to feminine spectrum. prince and freddy mercury are both extremely feminine even tho they are clearly men.

androgenous people, for example, act and dress in gender neutral ways which make it difficult to tell what they are, but they are still their sex and can be either gay or straight. they just don't act like the societal gender norm.

as for the definition of sex, very easy: XX, XY. except for rare, mostly sickly mutations.

all that those right wing memes like attack helicopter are completely ignorant jokes that would be funny if those were the lefty stance, but things are only funny if their true, and they are just plain stupid to anyone who actually understands the issues. dont drink the kool aid.

1 week, 5 days ago

male* goodness

1 week, 5 days ago

make cuttlefish* excuse me

1 week, 5 days ago

Well my definition as a biologist for sex is the function of an organisms reproductive organs. Gender is how it expresses itself. Express not in the way we usually think about it. For example make cuttlefish will express themselves as female and trick other males into mating with their females. When they do this their gender changes because they are expressing as female rather than make but their sex is the same because well the function of their organs remained the same. In this sense gender becomes a spectrum between the two points of male and female. So technically their are infinite genders although like there are technically infinite colors between blue and red we still name colors like purple and lavender.

1 week, 5 days ago
kh2g12p
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Could you name at least 30 genders or explain to me the distinct difference between gender and sex?

1 week, 5 days ago

There are organisms with a distinct third gender as well.... and you didn't specify that it's only humans.... we aren't the only animals buddy

3 weeks ago

so this is factually wrong twice over. We have 2 distinct biological sexes (male and female) and then we have an infinite number of genders. Gender and sex are not synonymous nor interchangeable.

3 weeks ago
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