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Gender and genetics
Anyone want to get into a discussion on gender roles with me?



I've never identified as anything but female. I don't have "a lower interest than controls in getting married and performing the traditional child-care/housewife role." As someone once said to me (hi, Liz!), I've always wanted to be "Mrs. Someone." (I like being Mrs. Colbeth better than I thought I'd like being Mrs. Someone ;-)

But it's never been that clear-cut for me, either. There are parts of the male role that are simply more interesting to me than the complimentary female role. And I get overprotective of tiny little women as quickly as the next guy.


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moriden From: moriden Date: June 30th, 2010 03:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
One step closer to augments....mmm...catpeople.

But on topic, i have always identified as male, though in my case that is likely to be more because of my early sociopathic traits and need to understand/identify in a logical way so as to attempt to "fit in" with the society around me.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: June 30th, 2010 05:27 pm (UTC) (Link)


My current body is female as far as I know, although I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out to be unusual in that regard somehow. My personality leans toward the masculine. I am rarely all one thing in any category, though, so it's not an emergency for me like it is for some folks.
eseme From: eseme Date: July 1st, 2010 02:27 am (UTC) (Link)
In a paper published just this year in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, New and her colleague, pediatric endocrinologist Saroj Nimkarn of Weill Cornell Medical College, go further, constructing low interest in babies and men—and even interest in what they consider to be men’s occupations and games—as “abnormal,” and potentially preventable with prenatal dex:

I wonder if RPG's count as "masculine games"?

Also, I really like dolls, don't want to have children, do want to be married, but will likely end up in the "masculine" breadwinner role. Oh, and I want to have sex with males (one specific male, but there you go).

Ha, these crazy scientists won't know what to make of me!

I'm reasonably sure that the jury is still out on Nature v.s. Nurture.

I just hope that these "researchers" who are ignoring medical study protocol are not getting government money.
lissa_dora From: lissa_dora Date: July 1st, 2010 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you got E.Mc going on games and masculine vs. female... My understanding is that, while D&D probably counts, they are trying to market new video games & probably RPG's too to a female audience.

eseme From: eseme Date: July 2nd, 2010 12:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Judging by the number of women playing RPGs at the con last weekend, they have a ways to go. The room was maybe 20% female. Better than it would have been decades ago, but not anywhere near 50-50. I think they got about 20% by being at an anime con, which in terms of attendance as a whole was more like 70% female.
moriden From: moriden Date: July 2nd, 2010 05:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I think it really depends on the game.
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