The July 2013 Philosophy Forum Meeting

The topic of discussion will be:

The Essentialist Trilogy, Episode III:

What is gender?

Recommended reading:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3082140/#!po=[masked]

In 1926, In " A Dictionary of Modern English Usage" Henry Watson Fowler recommended that the word gender be restricted to this grammar-related meaning only:

"Gender is a grammatical term only. To talk of persons...of the masculine or feminine gender, meaning of the male or female sex, is either a jocularity (permissible or not according to context) or a blunder."

Things have changed.......

Subtopics:

Is "gender" synonymous with "sex"? Should it be?

Gender role vs gender identity.

Sexual identity vs gender identity.

Is gender binary?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_gender

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genderqueer

The case of Coy Mathis:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/24/coy-mathis_n_3488306.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_identity_disorder

Can science help us sort all this out?

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/917990-overview#showall

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leQiMBPUz0g

 



 

 

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  • Sonya S.

    Guy, synopsis of topic? Was there any consensus?

    July 14, 2013

  • klm

    PFLAG Lexington -is on Facebook and Twitter
    Meets in person on the 2nd Tuesday each month. website
    http://www.pflaglex.org/site/

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    we encourage all LGBTQ persons and allies to join us at our meetings."

    Next month: Lexington Fairness will talk about their progressive anti-bullying program 'Project Speak Out'. A collaborative effort with GLSEN, intentionally designed to educate our school administrators and staff on ways to support our LGBTQ students.

    August 13 6:30-8:30p
    2025 Bellefonte Dr Lexington, KY 40503
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    This is the next meeting of PFLAG, which I mentioned at the Meetup and people asked that I post the links. The main speaker is usually the first hour and meeting time discussion follows.

    September's meeting will be a part 2 of Faith and Sexuality. In June there were 4 representatives from local faith groups.

    July 10, 2013

  • klm

    Glad to meet up after so long. This is a good group of people, I will be back much sooner than before. Thanks for choosing this vital topic. - Karen

    July 10, 2013

  • Sonya S.

    Sorry guys. I am a weather wimp. Staying home snuggled on the couch high and dry! Have fun.

    July 10, 2013

  • Frank S.

    So sorry...have a conflict.

    July 10, 2013

  • barbara a s.

    Have company comin....

    July 10, 2013

  • Gary B.

    My sister is in the process of moving and I will be helping her.

    July 10, 2013

  • klm

    Look forward to discussion.

    July 9, 2013

  • Guy

    Cordelia Fine discusses "Delusions of Gender"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leQiMBPUz0g

    June 27, 2013

  • donna h d.

    ah , memories of the man i knew who got out of army wearing his army uniform & soon began wearing a long silver dress

    June 25, 2013

  • Guy

    Maybe the local bookstores will get that edition before the meeting...not so as of this week...

    June 23, 2013

  • Gary B.

    Current issue of Skeptic magazine is on gender differences.

    June 23, 2013

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