If you had the chance, what sex would you be?

Male
54% (7 votes)
Female
46% (6 votes)
Total votes: 13

Comments

Dracofangxxx's picture

To clarify. If you got to

To clarify.

If you got to PICK to be one for the rest of your life.
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Sometimes I like to sit at night and stare at the lamppost because it's the brightest thing in my life...

625539's picture

if i could have the choice,

if i could have the choice, i would be genderless.

625539's picture

clarifiying...

though like, i'm comfortable being male, and i identify as male.
but if i had the choice...

625539's picture

clarifiying...

though like, i'm comfortable being male, and i identify as male.
but if i had the choice...

fox333's picture

Like picked and belonged or

Like picked and belonged or picked and stayed the same as you are now on the inside?

A man is educated and turned out to work. But a woman is educated and turned out to grass.
Pearl S. Buck

jeff's picture

Curious...

I doubt anyone doesn't pick the gender they already identify with, except the genderless people who have to agonize over the census.

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"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." - Kurt Cobain

Dracofangxxx's picture

I picked a different

I picked a different gender...
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Sometimes I like to sit at night and stare at the lamppost because it's the brightest thing in my life...

fox333's picture

I picked a different gender.

I picked a different gender.

A man is educated and turned out to work. But a woman is educated and turned out to grass.
Pearl S. Buck

typicalmusician's picture

Same as magic fantastic. No

Same as magic fantastic. No gender for me. I'm a girl by any definition you please, but I would rather just be a person.

I want everyone to just be people! No offense to anyone who likes their genders binary, but I don't. :)

-KBO-

typicalmusician's picture

PS-I find it fascinating

PS-I find it fascinating that we have all used the word "gender" instead of "sex" thus far (except for the original post, of course). Since, as I understand it, "gender" is your consciousness and "sex" is your physical body....I'm loathe to draw melodramatic conclusions, but I think it's interesting.

Either that, or nearly nobody wants to write the word "sex". But I find that option highly unlikely. I personally tend to use "gender" because it, for me, takes into account societal structures instead of just pure science. And because being genderless would be really awesome, while being sexless would just flat-out suck. :D

-KBO-

Dracofangxxx's picture

I know, I caught that too.

I know, I caught that too. It weirded me out.

SEX! SEX! SEX!

THERE now the awkwardness should be gone, everyone.
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Sometimes I like to sit at night and stare at the lamppost because it's the brightest thing in my life...

elph's picture

Sex replaced with gender

I'd like to read a serious article on this subject.

This switch seems to have taken place in the middle of the last century when to even say the word (sex) embarrassed many... so, a presumably "politically correct" term (gender) was consciously substituted!

This, regrettably, is not the only "socially correct" change in language that has been rammed down our throats in recent years.

TotalGeek42's picture

eh, not really... they're

eh, not really... they're two different things. well, maybe they weren't when gender was first taken on as a word, but they are now.
Sex is the scientific term... the term that means your body and your chromosomes and all of that stuff that's crazy hard to change.

Gender is the mental term... the bit that is impossible to figure out for some people, easy as pie for others, and just a pain in the ass for some.. and lemmee tellya, when your -gender- does not match up with your -sex-... it sucks. Bigtime.

"Assets, assets..."

"Well I've got a banana, and in a pinch you could put up some shelves..."

"Dreaming that someone unknown has died means that either you've been watching too much CSI..." - 5thstory

elph's picture

Not quite...

Gender has throughout much of the history of languages has referred to distinguishable categories (often, complementary). For example, masculine, feminine, and neuter in nouns. Masculine and feminine were chosen as gender markers because more often than not the nouns referencing these two sexes fell into distinct linguistic categories... but along with many other nouns which clearly had no sexual male/female association! Neuter gender was a 3rd gender... and, in theory, even more genders could exist.

What exists in common usage in today's English when we refer to the complementary sexes (by using gender in place of sex) is an example of avoidance of the term "sex" which many sensitive souls find offensive.

But, that is today's English... and there's no use fighting it! Languages are in constant flux.

TotalGeek42's picture

Hm... my gender already is

Hm... my gender already is what it is. I'm a guy and that's not about to change.. I don't see why I would -want- anything else, tbh. I mean... it doesn't matter to me what I am. I just -am-..

My sex, on the other hand? Yeah, I'd prefer a male body. So much easier on the whole psychological wellness thing. Yaknow, that thing that, for me, has slowly been getting less and less... existent. Bah.

Sowait... were you asking about sex or gender? Cuz everybody's going by gender here, but you said sex. xD

"Assets, assets..."

"Well I've got a banana, and in a pinch you could put up some shelves..."

"Dreaming that someone unknown has died means that either you've been watching too much CSI..." - 5thstory

Dracofangxxx's picture

well I said SEX for a

well I said SEX for a reason, duh ;3 but hell, if people're gonna be all afraid to say it, maybe I'll just write another poll.
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Sometimes I like to sit at night and stare at the lamppost because it's the brightest thing in my life...