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Old 04-03-2011, 02:49 AM   #21
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Interesting that as of this moment, >23% of our members are not sure of their own gender.

I hope that as a group, we are more certain about our own asset allocations.
Interesting that you put a "Don't Ask Don't Tell" option. Very PC
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:58 AM   #22
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It's as though they want to trick everyone into believing that they really ARE sandwiches...
Who is going to start the "what kind of sandwich are you" poll?
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If we truly are "what we eat" most often as a sandwich. I am an egg scrambled hard on wheat toast with no butter sliced diagonally sort of person.

Simply having a not sure catagory was an invitation to awaken Shakespear's mischevious Puck the trickster in at least five of us.

It is an interesting question due to the change in hormones at the age of retirement in the sexes.
For men our testosterone levels are waning, makes us more likely to pity someone, or be a little fearful, than to bust them up for messing with us. I do remember when young scanning the other guy and telling myself if I could take him out or not.

For women that relative testosterone level is increasing, hear you roar as you spread your wings. Not only is that fuzz on the lip getting more noticable but maybe that annoying guy isn't just to be pitied.. even if not bust him up at least don't put up with it. Power shifts in subtle ways in relationships too.

Strange to think about today, but imagine the survival benefits to a small clan of stone aged humans. The person least likely to confront the sabretooth would be the child bearing aged woman. Regarding the grayed out male, he is no longer as willing to challenge the young bucks who would eventually break him up. More mobile allies when danger threatens and the main response would come from the young, fast, and better able to heal.
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People know my gender when they see me...but I must confess I think it would be the bomb if I could change to the other gender for at least 24 hours.
Hummmm, Puts me in mind of that movie Orlando where the he turns into a she. But just thinking, 24 hours as a guy. Now that would be cool but only if I could be 6'4", ripped, Black wavy hair and blue eyes with a baritone voice. Mustache optional. Nope. I'll stay a she. I'd much rather enjoy what I described above than being it.
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If this poll is representative, likely this board has a higher female membership than other financial oriented boards by quite a bit. It certainly has a different, perhaps less geeky tone than others I have visited. I think this balance is likely one reason why this board is so successful.

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I am not sure I would care for the sort of sandwich that has a "gender."

2 He's with She in between? Or the other way 'round? How unsanitary, as my mother would have said

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Can I just stay female and lose 30 pounds, 30 years, and know what I know now?
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Hummmm, Puts me in mind of that movie Orlando where the he turns into a she.
Many of us who live in urban areas see she(s) who have become he(s), and he(s) who have become she(s) every day, and ordinarily cannot tell.

This thread intentionally or not asked about gender, rather than sex. And as I have learned, gender is a very nuanced issue in today's world. Right now there is a political battle going on in a state that I cannot remember, over gender identification on drivers' licenses. The state says, yes, your license will reflect your new "sex assignment", but only if your external genitals also reflect the same. But the petitioners say that the state cannot force them to have surgery that they do not want, and that may have various negative consequences. The petitioners assert that if the person feels male (or female), and adopts that social role, then he/she needs identification to reflect this.

The unexpected byways of this world seem odd to an outsider- like a man who becomes a woman with a surgical reassignment, then enters into a lesbian relationship with a woman. Without a fairly advanced understanding this would seem to be a lot of expense, pain, and risk to arrive back where you started, but those affected do not usually feel this way.

I have even read about men who got surgically reassigned as women, then decided they really preferred being men after all. From my POV, not an overwhelmingly successful outcome.

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Oh, that is tragic - poor things. Isn't life complicated enough? /A

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I have even read about men who got surgically reassigned as women, then decided they really preferred being men after all. From my POV, not an overwhelmingly successful outcome.

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I have even read about men who got surgically reassigned as women, then decided they really preferred being men after all. From my POV, not an overwhelmingly successful outcome.

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I met such a person who was a cruise entertainer while on that ship. He had pictures and had become a fairly attractive mid sized woman. Regarding the transition back the person had the eyebrows permanently removed or narrowed by electrolysis/laser and the nose feminized.

Somehow having the eyebrows penciled in thicker did not do it at arms length conversation to make the revision natural looking. No idea if there are hair transplants for that sort of thing.
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Many of us who live in urban areas see she(s) who have become he(s), and he(s) who have become she(s) every day,
Yes, here in New Orleans, especially in the French Quarter, some of the most beautiful women are anatomically male (a nasty surprise for some of the more unsophisticated male tourists from time to time), and then there are those who were born male and have had surgery/hormones to change that, and others who venture into the zone between male and female in one way or another for a plethora of reasons. Situations such as these can make a question like this difficult or painful to answer for some. In deference to ALL of those who really aren't sure what to answer, I included the third choice.

And this is why I asked for gender, not sex. It just seems more understanding.

For me the question is pretty clear and easy to answer since I have only been female for my entire life, and feel comfortable with that. Most others here are similarly certain that they are female, or male, so the question is simple to answer.
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..........I have even read about men who got surgically reassigned as women, then decided they really preferred being men after all. From my POV, not an overwhelmingly successful outcome.

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I wonder if there is organ swapping between people moving in opposite directions.
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While our genitalia may mark us in a binary fashion, it has always seemed to me that our self-image is not so digital. I think we all fall out at different places along a spectrum running from manly men to girly girls.
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All woman, I am, I am.

I do think like a man, a product of hanging out with you guys for as long as I can remember.
I have never let my gender serve as a roadblock to anything I wanted to do. The world is not always perfect in this respect, but so what? My signature says it all.
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I get the distinct impression that more males than females belong to the ER Forum. Many of our profiles show for Gender: "undisclosed".

So, I am curious:

Are you male or female?

I did a search on "gender" and didn't find any previous threads on this topic - - hope I didn't miss any.
Slow day? And, where do we post the proof?
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If this poll is representative, likely this board has a higher female membership than other financial oriented boards by quite a bit. It certainly has a different, perhaps less geeky tone than others I have visited. I think this balance is likely one reason why this board is so successful.

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I am physically female and str8, but tend to come across as male on all those gender identity tests.
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