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- Apr 1, 2007
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What is with the gender ideologue's obsession with genitals? When did I mention genitals?And it is another to insist pronouns always and only refer to sex, and that people always use them to refer only to sex, so that one can be unkind or an ass.My operating context is that pronouns always refer to gender in non-animal objects, and they always refer to sex in animals (in English).This new format is hell for me to edit. I never claimed that pronouns only referred to gender. Pronouns refer to sex or to gender depending on the context.
Some activists and their supporters demand that the rules of engagement be changed, and that pronouns now refer to a person's 'gender' when that person has decided that's what they want (and some jurisdictions use the force of law to punish people who do not or cannot conform to this change). It is one thing to demand this change. It is another to assume that people who use pronouns to refer to sex are mean or thoughtless, and it is another again to gaslight people into thinking it was always thus.
BTW, your baby example is incredibly dumb. Most people when they encounter a baby, use a pronoun based on their perception of the baby's sex (i.e. the gender), not because they have viewed baby genitalia.
Parents everywhere, in every culture (as far as I know), openly and freely reveal the sex of their children to all and sundry, in some cases starting from before the birth of that child. My own sex was revealed in that way, back when people advertised it in newspaper classifieds - my parent's names, the date of my birth, and the revelation that I was a baby boy.