Thoughts on “Am I male or female? Well that just depends.” [And Women’s Work Habits] | Telegraph

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Am I male or female? Well that just depends… – Telegraph.

“Traditional determinants of gender identity in the clothes we wear and the products we use are blurring fast. When asked to tick a box on one of those annoying local authority questionnaires that demands to know whether you are male or female, I am always tempted to avoid a straightforward yes/no answer and write: “It depends.”

Oh boy.

What great men and women of our history would be rolling around in their graves to learn of the popularization of what may as well be termed “gender indiscrimiation”; the inability and insubordinace in determining / distinguishing a man from a woman or a woman from a man.

There are just certain differences between being a man and being a woman THAT CANNOT BE CHANGED.  And I am arguing, should not be changed.

This article tries to blur the lines and speak in a line of forward thinking that claims women are becoming more like men and men are becoming more like women.  Which is, as some would say, “As it should be.”  Congratulations, you’re wrong!

I enjoy a doubleshot of whiskey every once in a while, sure, and maybe I love fast and fancy cars more than the average person, but those tendencies don’t make me want to shed my femininity in the pursuit of those indulgences.  I know my role in this world as a woman and I am more than happy to live it.  It extends to more than the interests lists I maintain, which don’t necessarily mean excluding the feminine aspects of my role in society.

There is no line-blurring in the clear-cut world of sexuality unless you are looking to adapt the rules to magically fit the lifestyle you are trying to lead.

Related thoughts:

I’m going to go out on a limb here, too, and claim that the greatest threat to American society began when women started working outside of the home.  Flog me, fine, but when you outsource the raising of your children to someone who is not you, you open the door to a whole host of potential problems.  If you need to work, sure, if you have to work, fine, but if the priorities of raising a family are not at the top of your list, don’t be surprised when your family doesn’t turn out raised.


4 thoughts on “Thoughts on “Am I male or female? Well that just depends.” [And Women’s Work Habits] | Telegraph

    TinCan said:
    July 11, 2011 at 19:54

    So I’m still waiting patiently for you to present something like an argument rather than statements like “There is no line-blurring in the clear-cut world of sexuality.”

    Funny how the majority of psychologists, doctors, and mental health practitioners disagree with you about the obvious and immutability of gender identity and sexuality.

      Lacy de la Garza responded:
      July 11, 2011 at 22:21

      I don’t understand how sexuality is anything but clear-cut. The malleability you speak of is generated from an attempt to pervert the end result of sexual actions solely into a type of gratification. There is just no place in the natural order for homosexual-type sexual activity. Note I did not say attractions; because often one cannot control who one is attracted to, but ultimately it is only ourselves who are responsible for our sexual interactions.

    TinCan said:
    July 14, 2011 at 15:28

    Don’t take this the wrong way, but are you in high school? I have been wondering if you’ve yet learnt the meaning of constructing an argument or if you are more interested in making blanket statements.

    Pretend you are confronted with someone who says “I disagree. Sexuality is not clear-cut. There are people who find themselves biologically and otherwise attracted to the same sex, there are people who are happy with certain gender roles and other people of the same gender who aren’t happy with those roles, and there are intersex individuals, cross-dressing individuals, and trans-gendered individuals.”

    Is your only answer to this “sexuality IS CLEAR-CUT.”

    What do you even MEAN by “clear-cut”? What’s “the natural order”? How do we know what it is? How come there is such variation across human cultures if there is a “natural order”? These are the types of questions you may want to address, and you may want to learn how to construct an argument if you are going to carry your opinions into the adult world.

      Lacy de la Garza responded:
      July 14, 2011 at 16:27

      Let’s say I do encounter that person. Let’s say their argument is exactly what you say it is, that people exist who find themselves biologically and ‘otherwise’ (whatever that is) attracted to the same sex. Fine. I’m not denying that homosexual attractions exist, or that transgendered people exist….My argument is contending this point. My argument is for those people who act on those attractions and in that way choose to challenge the traditional idea of what a man is and what a woman is.

      When I say that sexuality is clear-cut, I am exhibiting my adherence to the idea of a natural order and an ultimate purpose to all sexual activity. Thus, I am saying that the people who embrace the lifestyles previously mentioned are acting in a way that is counterproductive to the ultimate purpose of sexual activity.

      But, if you’re struggling with whether there is a natural order or not, I’m not sure anything I say will bear weight with you. I hold that there is a natural order, and that every action either upholds or detracts from that order we are bound through our humanity to obey. I recognize that historically, civilizations are ripe with immorality, and ours is no different. These variations across human cultures you mentioned are easily answered when examining the failings of humanity…. human nature has not changed from Day 1 and it never will. No civilization has ever been full of people striving to live the utmost value-filled life, and there are always going to be people who succumb to the temptations of their passions, whether that’s towards the flesh, food, drink, or any other such thing. Ultimately what allows for the prevalence of permissibility is our own inability to restrain our indulgences, or in certain cases, the attitude of permissibility derives from the belief that no restraint is even required.


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