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View Poll Results: How many genders are there?
2 31 75.61%
2-50 3 7.32%
>50 2 4.88%
42 5 12.20%
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:42 PM
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Money

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n his studies of hermaphrodites, Money found that there are six variables that define sex. While in the average person all six would line up unequivocally as either all "male" or "female", in hermaphrodites any one or more than one of these could be inconsistent with the others, leading to various kinds of anomalies. In his seminal 1955 paper he defined these factors as:[12]
assigned sex and sex of rearing
external genital morphology
internal reproductive structures
hormonal and secondary sex characteristics
gonadal sex
chromosomal sex
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"Patients showing various combinations and permutations of these six sexual variables may be appraised with respect to a seventh variable:
7. Gender role and orientation as male or female, established while growing up."[12]
He then defined gender role as
"all those things that a person says or does to disclose himself or herself as having the status of boy or man, girl or woman, respectively. It includes, but is not restricted to sexuality in the sense of eroticism. Gender role is appraised in relation to the following: general mannerisms, deportment and demeanor; play preferences and recreational interests; spontaneous topics of talk in unprompted conversation and casual comment; content of dreams, daydreams and fantasies; replies to oblique inquiries and projective tests; evidence of erotic practices, and, finally, the person's own replies to direct inquiry."[12]
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As an LGBT man this has bothered me.

1. Gender is a construct of society.
2. I am (genderfluid/non-binary/etc).

How do the two coexist? I don't deny gender is a vague, arbitrary societal thing. So why give yourself a special name saying you're "in-between" two goalposts or whatever? You're recognizing the goalposts and gender being a linear spectrum of some kind.
Yeah, I feel like they are using gender in a different sense than everyone else, at which point it's a different word. And the different pronouns is straight-up nonsense. The purpose of a pronoun is to be less specific. I could get on board with dropping gender from personal pronouns, but making up a million new ones for each permutation, PLUS then some people insisting that theirs change day to day and you need to constantly check in with them? That's just attention-seeking IMO.

But am I gonna post the above on facebook under my real name? Not worth the hassle.
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There were five sexes on Tralfamadore, each of them performing a step necessary in the creation of a new individual...
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It is in the sense that genders are simply labels that we've attached to observed phenomena. I agree with George Frankly on this one. Historically it has been 2, but that number has been trending up. The words we use to describe what we see change in meaning over time, and this is one example of it.
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Didn't languages have genders and people have a sex back in the day?



Or is that the point -- that a false equivalency is being made between these two words.
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I just noticed that OP didn't specify whether the question applied to any other species besides humans. If so, there are species out there that we've observed to have more than two genders.
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Where's the choice for less than 2? poll is flawed.
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Doesn’t the B in LGBT imply 2?
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