Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 29
  1. #1
    Legend
    Points: 174,241, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    alaskaguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    10,204
    Points
    174,241
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 6
    Given: 1

    What makes someone a woman?

    An article from the New York Times opines that there is no reliable gender test.

    Link:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/03/op...&ex=1217908800


    "If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts." Albert Einstein
    "If your worried about falling off the bike, you'd never get on" Lance Armstrong
    "Dress cute wherever you go, life is too short to blend in." Paris Hilton
    "Money is one of the greatest instruments of freedom ever invented by man." F.A. Hayek

  2. #2
    Starter
    Points: 14,220, Level: 36
    Level completed: 22%, Points required for next Level: 630
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    Cyclone711's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    942
    Points
    14,220
    Level
    36
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 2

    re: What makes someone a woman?

    Spelling police incoming...



  3. #3
    Swarm & Punish
    Points: 282,437, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 28.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    keepngoal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    19,278
    Points
    282,437
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 184
    Given: 383

    Re: What makes someone a woman?

    squat to pee? If yes.. well you ARE a woman.

    -keep


    The first and best victory is to conquer self; to be conquered by self is of all things most shameful and vile. - Plato

    May you only need 39 acres to turn your rig around. - keep

  4. #4
    Starter
    Points: 21,269, Level: 44
    Level completed: 58%, Points required for next Level: 381
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    Jeffreyisu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    805
    Points
    21,269
    Level
    44
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3
    Given: 20

    Re: What makes someone a woman?

    I would say a babymaker. A person can look like either sex, but if a person is able to cary a baby, they are a woman in my book.



  5. #5
    Speechless
    Points: 450,369, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    brianhos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Trenchtown
    Posts
    39,551
    Points
    450,369
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 148
    Given: 25

    Re: What makes someone a woman?

    It is all a question of plumbing... internal vs external.


    They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin 1775

  6. #6
    Chile Mac is Back!
    Points: 302,158, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 15.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    LindenCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    22,968
    Points
    302,158
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 319
    Given: 687

    Re: What makes someone a woman?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffreyisu View Post
    I would say a babymaker. A person can look like either sex, but if a person is able to cary a baby, they are a woman in my book.
    I would nuance that a little, because some women have had their uterus removed (for example for cancer) but I would say they are definitely a woman.



  7. #7
    square root(31) = 5.56776436
    Points: 493,206, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 51.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupVeteran50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    Angie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    IA
    Posts
    17,371
    Points
    493,206
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 583
    Given: 2,316

    Re: What makes someone a woman?

    I have a good friend whose sister was born without a uterus, but had everything else - that would make her not fall into a lot of these categories. Hermaphrodites can have both types of plumbing... Are XX and XY chromosomes it? If someone has gender reassignment surgery, do they become the opposite gender? I guess I just always consider someone as the gender they represent themselves as, and don't ask questions.


    M 7/09

  8. #8
    Starter
    Points: 10,831, Level: 31
    Level completed: 41%, Points required for next Level: 419
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Robins, IA
    Posts
    647
    Points
    10,831
    Level
    31
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 2

    Re: What makes someone a woman?

    Gender is really all mental. The individual decides what gender they are, not the world.



  9. #9
    Chile Mac is Back!
    Points: 302,158, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 15.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    LindenCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    22,968
    Points
    302,158
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 319
    Given: 687

    Re: What makes someone a woman?

    I wouldn't go that far. I think gender is at least partly physical. In general it is pretty clear.



  10. #10
    Addict
    Points: 76,794, Level: 86
    Level completed: 14%, Points required for next Level: 1,556
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation First ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Khorasan
    Posts
    5,111
    Points
    76,794
    Level
    86
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 0

    Re: What makes someone a woman?

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    I have a good friend whose sister was born without a uterus, but had everything else - that would make her not fall into a lot of these categories. Hermaphrodites can have both types of plumbing... Are XX and XY chromosomes it? If someone has gender reassignment surgery, do they become the opposite gender? I guess I just always consider someone as the gender they represent themselves as, and don't ask questions.
    I had a friend in college who was Hermaphroditic; He KNEW he was male, but had never been physically assigned.

    It's all well and good to be snarky and turn this into a moral issue, but in reality, there are honestly people in this world where the physical is insufficient to actually determine what gender they are.

    Having said that, I've also met supposed trans-gender people who are just bat-poop crazy and they've chosen being trans-gender as the means of expressing their bat-poop craziness.


    I'm baaack! See my Hot Milk For Breakfast blog under Social Groups for more details

  11. #11
    Addict
    Points: 76,794, Level: 86
    Level completed: 14%, Points required for next Level: 1,556
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation First ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Khorasan
    Posts
    5,111
    Points
    76,794
    Level
    86
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 0

    Re: What makes someone a woman?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone711 View Post
    Spelling police incoming...
    Huh? I keep looking, but Alaskaguy's post appears to be correct.


    I'm baaack! See my Hot Milk For Breakfast blog under Social Groups for more details

  12. #12
    Chile Mac is Back!
    Points: 302,158, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 15.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    LindenCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    22,968
    Points
    302,158
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 319
    Given: 687

    Re: What makes someone a woman?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    I had a friend in college who was Hermaphroditic; He KNEW he was male, but had never been physically assigned.

    It's all well and good to be snarky and turn this into a moral issue, but in reality, there are honestly people in this world where the physical is insufficient to actually determine what gender they are.

    Having said that, I've also met supposed trans-gender people who are just bat-poop crazy and they've chosen being trans-gender as the means of expressing their bat-poop craziness.
    That's the thing. This is actually a legitimate discussion, but many use it to do whatever the heck they want without reality setting in.



  13. #13
    Chile Mac is Back!
    Points: 302,158, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 15.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    LindenCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    22,968
    Points
    302,158
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 319
    Given: 687

    Re: What makes someone a woman?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    Huh? I keep looking, but Alaskaguy's post appears to be correct.
    It used to say "women" not "woman."



  14. #14
    Legend
    Points: 174,241, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    alaskaguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    10,204
    Points
    174,241
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 6
    Given: 1

    Re: What makes someone a woman?

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    It used to say "women" not "woman."
    Interesting since I haven't edited my posts.


    "If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts." Albert Einstein
    "If your worried about falling off the bike, you'd never get on" Lance Armstrong
    "Dress cute wherever you go, life is too short to blend in." Paris Hilton
    "Money is one of the greatest instruments of freedom ever invented by man." F.A. Hayek

  15. #15
    Pro
    Points: 57,404, Level: 74
    Level completed: 24%, Points required for next Level: 1,146
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Spokane, WA
    Posts
    2,283
    Points
    57,404
    Level
    74
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 38
    Given: 0

    Drinking a wine cooler makes one a woman.

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    An article from the New York Times opines that there is no reliable gender test.

    Link:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/03/op...&ex=1217908800
    Drinking a wine cooler makes one a woman...



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 06:00 PM