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by Stu
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Historical Crossdressing - 27th Feb 18:00GMT webinar
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Historical Crossdressing - 27th Feb 18:00GMT webinar

As we on this site know gender and sex are two completely different things and in fact she is wrong - there are more than two genders. As a linguist with a particular interest in semantics, I think the problem with the word "gender" is that it has such a wide range of meanings. Grammatically, there...
by Stu
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Sexual Fetish or Gender Expression?
Replies: 34
Views: 790

Re: Sexual Fetish or Gender Expression?

I do believe that if men's skirts were marketed consistently and seriously using celebrity endorsement and clever advertising, as much as they do conventionally, then we will see more men in skirts. I hope that is being recognised, instead of treating not just as a niche or novelty product. The day...
by Stu
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Sexual Fetish or Gender Expression?
Replies: 34
Views: 790

Re: Sexual Fetish or Gender Expression?

Sexual fetish? I don't think that's a motive for most of the guys on here. I don't know, but I think that might be a factor for those who, while not having gender identity issues, want to go the whole way and dress up as women. If someone does, then it's a harmless "hobby" - live and let live - but ...
by Stu
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A Sincere Request of Help from Those Who Disagree with My Politics
Replies: 99
Views: 2051

Re: A Sincere Request of Help from Those Who Disagree with My Politics

I don't tend to talk much about politics and I rarely adhere to any British political party's philosophy or policies. Unlike some other Brits on here, I was an avid supporter of Brexit, and I still believe it was the right decision for the UK. I have family members who believe the opposite, and I wo...
by Stu
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Names and Gender
Replies: 23
Views: 338

Re: Names and Gender

For the vast majority of us, we have a name which is unmistakably applied as a member of the sex we were born, but there is a tiny bit of leeway. I noticed in Sweden that the names Kim and Jan were mostly given to males while in the UK, Hillary can be a male name (like the MP Hillary Benn). At my ow...
by Stu
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Pink
Replies: 19
Views: 233

Pink

A few months ago, I visited a niece I hadn't seen for some time. She had her two children at home - a girl aged 9 and a boy aged 7. The girl dragged me to her room to show me all her "stuff" which largely consisted of masses of doll-related items including a house, limo, toy swimming pool etc. She a...
by Stu
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Names and Gender
Replies: 23
Views: 338

Re: Names and Gender

I'm old enough to remember "A Boy Named Sue" -- a number of smiles but I'm afraid it only solidified the gender stereotypes. I kind of like Stu's notion of folks having mixed gendered names; yet today we have so many that it is a challenge to return an email at times without pronoun issues! :? Oddl...
by Stu
Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Names and Gender
Replies: 23
Views: 338

Re: Names and Gender

I totally take your point, but I was trying to imagine how I would feel if I was being asked for my full name by someone completing a form or computer application and I had to add "Caroline" between my first and last names. I think I would want the ground to open up and swallow me. :(
by Stu
Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: update on mom
Replies: 9
Views: 123

Re: update on mom

Really sorry to hear that - you have my condolences and empathy. I remember when my mum passed away. That was a decade ago and I still miss her - and especially her wicked sense of humour. Nature takes its course and the best any of us can hope for is that, when our time comes, we will have had a fu...
by Stu
Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Names and Gender
Replies: 23
Views: 338

Names and Gender

I know some people here have an interest in gender, so I will throw this in for your thoughts. I recently had a female student whose middle name I discovered was Willem. I assumed that was part of her last name, but I learned it wasn't and I was sure that was a boy's name. A colleague mentioned that...
by Stu
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What were you doing an hour ago?
Replies: 53
Views: 688

Re: What were you doing an hour ago?

pelmut wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:51 pm
Hope they didn't misunderstand you.
They probably did as they are all Swedes.
by Stu
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What were you doing an hour ago?
Replies: 53
Views: 688

Re: What were you doing an hour ago?

What was I doing an hour ago?

Giving a lecture on ambiguity to my linguistics undergraduate students on Zoom.
by Stu
Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Dress
Replies: 38
Views: 1371

Re: Dress

Moon - I think if a child does anything that makes them stand out as being different, they are way more likely to be bullied. In the case of a boy who does anything that could call his masculinity into question, he's going to be a particular target. You think a boy wearing a skirt to school wouldn't...
by Stu
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Dress
Replies: 38
Views: 1371

Re: Dress

MrSoapsud wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:04 am
What's your point here?
My point is that inequality is urgently addressed when females are the victims, but generally overlooked or considered normal when males are the victims.
by Stu
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Dress
Replies: 38
Views: 1371

Re: Dress

So what do the boys get to wear during gym then if it isn't shorts? Boys at many UK schools are allowed to wear skirts. In theory. They allow them that option so that they can give girls a choice, but they know perfectly well it's not a genuine choice for boys because it would be a major taboo if a...