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21 Reasons why Gender Matters
http://www.gendermatters.org.au/ ^ | Nov 17,2008 | www.gendermatters.org.au

Posted on 11/16/2008 9:08:02 PM PST by Maelstorm

There is an enormous and growing body of research, encompassing the fields of biochemistry, neurobiology, physiology and psychology, which all point to a clear conclusion: that there are profound differences between men and women. These go well beyond the obvious physical appearances and reproductive differences; men and women differ at many levels, and also approach relationships differently. As such, this document rests upon, and makes the case for, these four foundational principles:

1. Gender differences exist; they are a fundamental reality of our biology and impact our psychology. Our maleness and femaleness is a key aspect to our personhood.

2. Acknowledging, rather than ignoring (or worse denying), gender differences is the only intellectually honest response to this reality.

3. Gender differences are complementary; individuals, our collective humanity, and society as a whole, all benefit from masculine and feminine characteristics. We are better for having men with a clear understanding of their masculinity and women with a clear understanding of their femininity.

4. Gender identity confusion does exist in a small minority of individuals.

5 It is a painful pathology and warrants a compassionate response. However it is not the ‘normative’ experience and is not therefore a paradigm upon which to drive social policy and institutions.

(Excerpt) Read more at gendermatters.org.au ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 21; gay; gender; genderiddisorder; homosexualagenda; orientation; psychology; sexdifferences
This is just a small excerpt of a very informative .pdf. I think we could learn a thing or two from the Aussies. This is exactly the kind of thing we need to help turn and reinforce the firewall against radical sexual activists.
1 posted on 11/16/2008 9:08:02 PM PST by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm
I'm in a snarkiy mood.

This reminds me of a blog topic I saw, "What's different about gay marriage?"

To which I replied, "Why would anyone have to ask?"

2 posted on 11/16/2008 9:12:45 PM PST by GVnana ("I once dressed as Tina Fey for Halloween." - Sarah Palin)
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To: Maelstorm
And the #1 reason why gender matters...


3 posted on 11/16/2008 9:12:52 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: VigilantAmerican

A good download to save as a pdf and think about.


4 posted on 11/16/2008 9:17:30 PM PST by jacquej
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To: Maelstorm
4. Gender identity confusion does exist in a small minority of individuals .

Apparently they did not do their study in Seattle or LA.

5 posted on 11/16/2008 9:18:42 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: Maelstorm

Thanks for posting. This should be read and studied by every person in politic, and every school teacher. It’s very well researched, has many references, and is clear.


6 posted on 11/16/2008 9:20:18 PM PST by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: GVnana

Exactly. I think the fact that the obvious has become so lost in todays world unfortunate. One does not need Jesus or religion to believe that same sex mating is essentially incorrect. It doesn’t take much analysis to prove this but the left wants to marginalize this as a religious issue. It doesn’t matter the diseases, the physical illnesses, the natural mental and social consequences. What is particularly unfortunate is how many cases of same sex molestation go unprosecuted and unaddressed because of the ascendancy of homosexual activism in modern culture.


7 posted on 11/16/2008 9:23:37 PM PST by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: gidget7

I think that is where we often fail. We do not need to approach the issue from a purely religious perspective. Reasonable, intelligent people of all stripes should be able to see and agree on this issue.


8 posted on 11/16/2008 9:27:07 PM PST by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: GOP Poet

Yeah that is true but even in California it is still a minority. It is time to turn the tide and bring back a sense of what true decency and sexual integrity is.


9 posted on 11/16/2008 9:28:55 PM PST by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: billorites

Wow Sandra Bernhardt is looking really rough in that pic... /sarc


10 posted on 11/16/2008 9:30:13 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Maelstorm
1. Gender differences exist; they are a fundamental reality of our biology and impact our psychology. Our maleness and femaleness is a key aspect to our personhood.

I am inclined to say: "Well, Duh...."

11 posted on 11/16/2008 9:30:17 PM PST by WVNan
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To: Maelstorm

Hundreds of years people knew this. Now, we have to have a ‘scientific study’ for us all to catch on.


12 posted on 11/16/2008 9:31:05 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Maelstorm

Thank you for posting this, Maelstorm. I am sending it along to family and friends.


13 posted on 11/16/2008 9:57:50 PM PST by jacquej
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To: Maelstorm
...that there are profound differences between men and women.

Commonly know as the Third Leg theory.

14 posted on 11/16/2008 10:04:22 PM PST by Force of Truth (The "common good" will make us all common.)
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To: Maelstorm

Yes. I so pray for this.


15 posted on 11/16/2008 10:42:36 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: jacquej

You’re going to love this:

I had a supervisor not even a year ago who, when I was introduced to “her”, was in the middle of the process of “gender reassignment.”

Co-workers informed me that prior to his transgender adventure, he was just one of the guys, a military vet in his original country (Ireland) who leered at women along with them and so on. Everyone was surprised by the new situation...

I was very uncomfortable having to interact closely with “her” on a nightly basis...”she” was rather arrogant, condescending, and discontent...I eventually gathered that “she” felt harassed and discriminated against at work; that there had been complaints about “her” insistence on using the women’s locker room in the earliest stage of transformation, that management had supposedly both bent over backward to accomodate and simultaneously micro-managed “her”, disciplining “her” on at least one occasion for the slightest dereliction of orders, allegedly.

The upshot of the story is that “she” wound up resigning and going into another field of work, complaining to the end about how “she” had been treated. I heard that she got $80,000 in an out-of-court settlement against our employer.

My position is that people such as “she” suffer from a mental illness and all, and should be afforded some compassion of course, but the concurrent (and perhaps greater) concern should be for the effect on workplace morale; the freakish discomfort caused to people like myself, to women in the locker room, and to others; for the overall rights of others around such a person not to be subjected to the will of a sick, twisted, and confused person to the point that we have to be affected, uncomfortable, and distressed ourselves. And of course there’s the economic injury to the company wrought by lawsuits from such people.


16 posted on 11/17/2008 1:17:30 AM PST by VigilantAmerican (We will not waver, we will not tire; we will not falter, we will not fail)
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To: gidget7
This should be read and studied by every person in politic, and every school teacher.

Don't just say that. Make it happen! :-)

17 posted on 11/17/2008 4:39:51 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Maelstorm

Bump for later reading!


18 posted on 11/17/2008 6:33:19 AM PST by Nonperson (Live Free or Die!)
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To: Maelstorm

That was interesting. However, by using the word “gender,” instead of “sex,” they’re already giving ground to their enemies. Humans are born male or female, one of two “sexes.” Parts of speech have “gender,” with up to seven possibilities in some languages, iirc.

By using “gender” to describe men and women, a writer tacitly agrees that this distinction is as arbitrary, and as meaningless, as the assignment of “masculine” gender to a raincoat and “feminine” to a table.


19 posted on 11/17/2008 8:33:14 AM PST by Tax-chick ("I thank Thee, dear Jesus, that Thy will and not mine has been done." ~St. Frances Cabrini)
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To: Tax-chick

Interesting take but I think a bit taxing on the details. Most understand that gender as it refers to sexual relationships male or female. I personally like the idea of getting back to a clear definition of gender. I do believe you are confusing two distinctly different things. Gender as it applies to language is not the same thing as gender in reference to human sexuality. Same word different things. :-)


20 posted on 11/17/2008 9:55:19 AM PST by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: VigilantAmerican

They do have a mental illness. The difference is that if someone wants to self mutilate themselves outside of the context of sex they are restrained and put in an institution.
What ever happened to the idea of do no harm? I mean it doesn’t take a genius to first see the damages that the hormone treatments wreck on the human body lending to a reduced lifespan and the potential for severe liver damage. Also there is the natural recoil that society has to such things. Men can usually detect readily a woman is not a woman.
So a person who may have had some sick fantasy ends up being physically transformed into a sick joke by doctors who I believe are probably mentally deranged themselves and get their kicks playing mad scientist.


21 posted on 11/17/2008 10:00:37 AM PST by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: jacquej

You are welcome. I just stumbled onto it because some homosexual activist was complaining about it.

http://www.starobserver.com.au/soap-box/2008/11/05/21-reasons-to-be-outraged/2493


22 posted on 11/17/2008 10:02:33 AM PST by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: Gondring

Yeah hand it out at church.


23 posted on 11/17/2008 10:03:04 AM PST by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: billorites

You’d think Howard would have gone for I or J cups.


24 posted on 11/17/2008 10:11:12 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: Maelstorm

Good post!


25 posted on 11/17/2008 10:31:37 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Secret Agent Man
Wow Sandra Bernhardt is looking really rough in that pic... /sarc Yo, I thought that WAS her at first!
26 posted on 11/17/2008 11:07:00 AM PST by Titan Magroyne ("Drill now drill hard drill often and give old Gaia a cigarette afterwards she deserves it." HerrBlu)
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To: VigilantAmerican
I had a supervisor not even a year ago who, when I was introduced to “her”, was in the middle of the process of “gender reassignment.” I'd be right peed off at having to address that as a woman. I am the woman here.

I find that as offensive as a white person in black facepaint claiming to be black, and see no reason why the fairer sex should shut up and take it like a man by allowing a mutilated man in the women's locker room.

I gotcher freak-bashing right here, you deluded, mutilated mental case. Good luck paying a surgeon with his scalpel to excise my contempt, 'cause you haven't made your bones as a woman. Hardly matters how fabulous that surgery is when it doesn't change anyone else, huh?

/rant

*chuckle*

Whew! Thanks for allowing me to get that out of my system! I don't mind gays, but effiminate men tick me off at a gut level. It's about being fake, I guess. Nor am I religious AT ALL, but biology saw fit to require 2 sexes for most flora & fauna, and that's good enough for me. Two involved parents, a mother and a father, make different yet complementary contributions to child-rearing. That holds from conception on up.
27 posted on 11/17/2008 11:30:04 AM PST by Titan Magroyne ("Drill now drill hard drill often and give old Gaia a cigarette afterwards she deserves it." HerrBlu)
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