It has been troubling me for some time that the use of the word sex rather than gender has and is stimulating unnecessary controversy. I am sure that I am not the only one who thinks this but why aren’t we considering fixing the issue.
Gender definition according to Wikipedia is “Gender is the range of characteristics pertaining to, and differentiating between, masculinity and femininity”
In other words, what the doctor saw when you were born. Sex, I believe, is what you do with those body parts. However, in society, some of those activities are heavily judged by other human beings. Because of this I feel the need to blog.
If two same gender persons co-habit why is it assumed they are having sex together. Why are we even discussing this. The discrimination here is blaring. Is a male/female couple asked if they are having sex and if they are is anyone denying them rights.
In the past when rights/benefits were few and far between a male who placed the name of his wife as the insurance beneficiary did not have to show a marriage certificate. He went to the hospital with her and did not have to beg to visit her.
This thinking was so pervasive some even made it “common law”. But I digress….
Too bad I have stuff to do today and I need to stop here but maybe I will revisit this later.
To all the possible genders out there I wish you a great day.