Is it bad to use 'gender' to describe male/female?
Some people get sensitive over that term, but I don't want to say 'sex' since that obviously has negative meanings
- robin_lionheartLv 71 month agoFavourite answer
When you're talking about biology, "sex" is the appropriate word
When you're talking about social roles, "gender" is the appropriate word.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
You have a man, you have a woman. Then now you Heshes and Shehes with operations'. I guess that's about it.
- BillLv 71 month ago
What is the negative meanings to sex?
On a side note, Zirp is an idiot. lol
- .Jerry.Lv 71 month ago
"Is it bad to use 'gender' to describe male/female?"
It isn't "bad". It is what it is. And what it is, has been morphed by social justice warrior types to become a bunch of nonsense that has been used as a weapon of social shaming on the one hand ("this person misgendered me"), and one of legal harassment on the other hand (see the Jordan Peterson/Canadian government fiasco).
Since our corporate ruled judicial system is increasingly on board with these strange ideas based on critical theory (and not actual science), then the best way forward, at least in public, is to refer to people by SEX and not GENDER. This way you cannot be guilty of misgendering someone. Male and female are sex terms. Man and woman are deemed to be gendered terms.
Tread carefully now since cultural Marxists keep changing the language, and you can now be guilty of a language crime that can have you ostracized at the minimum, and jailed to lose your freedom ...which I'm sure we'll see an example of in the near future.
- What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Well, if someone gets upset about this,it is their problem.
I would say, just get a gun and shoot them as they are clearly the weakest link in human evolution, but this would be considered offensive too so I won't say it.
Use whatever you are comfortable with.
For me male/female is how you were born, otherwise I use transwomen. If someone has problem with that...with the truth that they were operated...that calls for another solution, maybe see a shrink or something.
- ZirpLv 71 month ago
It is bad to write SEXE with just three letters.
There are two sexes, and some people are in between.
There are as many GENDERS as society acknowledges. If a person with a penis doesn't consider zirself male, or is only attracted to people who also have one, it's not my place to tell them they are as male as I am
- David SLv 71 month ago
Sex has negative meanings? I had no idea.
- RobertLv 71 month ago
No. You can describe people by what they are. Personally I leave those who want to be something else describe themselves anyway they choose, but I still call and apple and apple and an orange and orange and a creature with a penis a male.