Thought Bubble Thinker
- Apr 4, 2010
Close. Lets analyse one of your earlier paragraphs:As such, I assume people refer to you like so because you look and sound like a woman? I’m not sure I follow what your point is here? Are you saying that if you look like a woman, that is the definition of a woman?
Clearly in your day to day life, you make an assumption of what gender a person is and if you assume wrong the other person corrects you. I assume in cases where it is ambiguous you might even ask.I assume whether someone is a man or a women by looking at them. That doesn’t mean I get it correct, and I have no way of knowing if I’m right. Almost all the time, it doesn’t matter if I’m right or wrong, and if I get it wrong the person will correct me.
Really what this boils down to is self-identification - if someone sincerely identifies as a woman, they are one. Maybe you have a “scientific” definition in your head but the definition that I have provided is the one that you use on a day to day basis. What I propose is that we do away with the “scientific” definition and just base things off of appearance and (more importantly) self-identification.