Wednesday, February 18, 2009
GENDER and SEX
I thought the readings and today's lecture and discussion was very interesting. I am a "female" and "heterosexual" so the questions of being or wanting to look like another sex has never occurred to me to be a problem facing today's social definitions of gender and sex. I would think these online sites only allow people to choose between the two because they are catering to the majority. But then the minority should not be ignored as well. Hopefully a solution can be found such as broadening the gender/sex selection to make it more clear. This will definitely make people who are dating online much easier because they can clearly describe their sexuality.