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    Question Gender: Social Constructs in the Animal Kingdom?

    Using the 38 minutes I've been stuck on hold to while away the time - indulging a mad personal interest - unusual creatures. It's occurring to me that they contain possible parallels to gender topics I've been discussing with others.

    Do you think there is merit in looking to nature to observe gender roles? Or, should the human & animal arena’s be afforded entirely separate consideration?








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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloudpatrol View Post
    Using the 38 minutes I've been stuck on hold to while away the time - indulging a mad personal interest - unusual creatures. It's occurring to me that they contain possible parallels to gender topics I've been discussing with others.

    Do you think there is merit in looking to nature to observe gender roles? Or, should the human & animal arena’s be afforded entirely separate consideration?








    Interesting, but some people will take it as "nature is right" and cherry pick to support self.
    Im out, its been fun

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    At most, you could see how a natural selection process can lead to various expressions of sex and related behavior in the animal kingdom, which human beings are a part of.
    So if you are interested in understanding the variety of sex and gender expression among human beings as biological animals, sure.

    But some people don't approach it that way -- they don't accept natural section on the large scale as having given rise to homo sapiens.
    Or on the other extreme, some assume that the ideal norm of natural selection is a law in itself and those things that don't conform to nature's plans are in some way deficient and shouldn't reproduce.
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    Omg, I hate these topics. The results are always wayyyyyyy backwards compared to average society, and people employ group-think to convince themselves that non-normative thoughts and behaviors are actually normative.

    Nature isn't needed. Anthropology is enough. Also, sexual dimorphism is increasing in the human population, not decreasing. If it doesn't breed, it doesn't count biologically.

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    Newsflash: gender noncomforming people breed too.
    The one who buggers a fire burns his penis
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    Newsflash: gender noncomforming people breed too.
    Newsflash: Takes two sexes to breed. Heterosexual couple breeding. Doesn't matter what you call a peach, it's still a peach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anaximander View Post
    I think she's making a distinction between gender and sex.
    Which is why I retort with such being an insanity bred of insanity lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anaximander View Post
    I don't fucking care anymore. I'm a misanthrope who hates men and women equally.
    I tried to let you yap at me in your blog lol.

    I'm fairly positive this thread is Cloudpatrol seeking Jeremy attention and amusement lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy8419 View Post
    I tried to let you yap at me in your blog lol.

    I'm fairly positive this thread is Cloudpatrol seeking Jeremy attention and amusement lol.
    ...we're still waiting for the amusement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Totenkindly View Post
    ...we're still waiting for the amusement.
    Nah, I'm good. Lol.

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