Although this is a popular idea, it is based on a misunderstanding of biology, social constructs and anatomy, and it needs to stop. Cox recently became the first out trans person Chelsea Manning was on the cover before she came out to be on the cover of Time Magazine. However, inside the magazine, Time said that an easy way to gain some understanding of trans people is to realize that gender and sex are two different things. Written by Kevin D.
May 17, at 8: Heartiste is arguing that if everyone was polyamorous, the average low-status man would be out of luck, not that it is bad for individual low-status men to practice polyamory if they could choose to do so obviously, allowing for more partners will increase your expected number of partners!
Even if a low-status man has to choose between being exclusively mono and only dating poly people, the apparently larger fraction of women who are currently poly might still make this an attractive option, while being worse overall if universalized.
Scott Alexander May 17, at 9: Then we have about 4 times as many polyamorous relationships per randomly selected woman than we do per randomly selected man, which means that either extremely high fractions of poly women have majority or exclusively female partners unlikely, given the sexuality demographics of the survey or the LW survey has biases beyond the gender split.
I did find some additional polyamory data, though: People who drink more than me would argues strenuously that they are not alcoholics. Which would be weird, until you realize that people whose identities are built around their problems with alcohol spend a lot of time thinking about and fighting those problems.
People who go so far as to self-identify as poly think a lot about that lifestyle and have coping mechanisms to deal with it. You can self-identify as a top-class basketball player, but this does not make you a top-class basketball player.
Like, non-binary genderqueers are totally legit, but Rachel Dolezal is phony?
Hyzenthlay May 18, at 4: I mean, most of the people who accept that gender is to some extent a social construct also accept that race is to some extent a social construct. Though, IIRC, Rachel Dolezal also lied about being the victim of hate crimes and some other stuff, so I think a lot of the dislike toward her is coming out of that.
SchwarzeKatze May 18, at 4: It refers specifically to the observed differences in the sexes that are cultural. Dresses are a gender thing.
Breasts on the other hand are a sex difference. When it comes to race, it usually refers to real or perceived biological differences between human groups.
Transsexualism is also far easier to admit because the genetic difference between a male and a female of the same racial group is lower than two individuals of different racial groups and the differences between the sexes are on a spectrum because of how sexual selection works.
Dolezal successfully passed as black for years.
If someone wanted to go even further they could get plastic surgery to change their facial structure. SchwarzeKatze May 18, at 5: I doubt she passed as black, but yes she probably passed as mixed race, and mixed race people are usually considered black by default.The old thread went over posts, find it here: >> You know how this goes: if you want to talk about how /tg/ games are being ruined by out-of-game politics you talk about it here instead of makin a thread of its own on the subject.
The sociology of gender examines how society influences our biology and sociology all mixed up, as with your narrow understanding of gender and sexuality.
Both gender and sexuality are social constructs – that means that categories, behaviours, identities and social expressions of both gender and sexuality have varied across time, place. These “scripts” for social interactions rely heavily on whether you’re a man or a woman and whether you’re interacting with a man or a woman (here’s that pesky little gender binary again).
Heteronormativity is what tells you who is supposed to pay for dinner when you’re out – and who cooks dinner when you’re at home. The social construction of gender is a notion in feminism and sociology about the operation of gender and gender differences in societies.
According to this view, society and culture create gender roles, and these roles are prescribed as ideal or appropriate behavior for a person of that specific sex.. Some supporters of this idea argue that the differences in behavior between men and women.
[page needed] Heteronormativity describes how social institutions and policies reinforce the presumption that people are heterosexual and that gender and sex are natural binaries. Heteronormative culture privileges heterosexuality as normal and natural and fosters a climate where LGBT individuals are discriminated against in marriage, tax .
It’s Time For People to Stop Using the Social Construct of “Biological Sex” to Defend Their Transmisogyny The social constructs .