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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:16 pm

I'm hoping that this enlightened group can help me with a conundrum I am facing.

As you no doubt are fully aware, today is International Women's Day!!!!! I want to make sure that I make this day as memorable and rewarding as I possibly can for all of the women I might encounter. But here is the problem. If I see a person who appears to be a woman and I wish them Happy Woman's Day!!!!! then I risk offending that person by assuming not only that they are sis-gender but also that they identify as a woman at that precise moment in time. My much smarter liberal friends tell me that not only are there a lot of genders out there (I think the last count was 27 or so) but also that gender is fluid and can change from moment to moment. So even if a person happens to identify as a woman when I wish them a Happy Woman's Day!!!!! in the morning, by that afternoon they may have changed to identifying as a non-gender specific Poodle by the time I see them again after lunch. I guess I could just play it safe and not say anything, but then I risk offending all of the people who happen to identify as a woman at the precise moment that I cross paths with them in the hall.......

What's a simple minded, self identified hillbilly like myself supposed to do here? Well I mean other than the obvious of feeling guilty for my sis-male privilege, which is of course a given?
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Post by crazy2medic » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:25 pm

I believe you should wish every woman you meet with a "Happy Woman's Day" greeting so long as the dress as and give the appearance of being a woman, for those that might be "offended" they need to get a life! As for Me I aim to offended so there's that.
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Post by anygunanywhere » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:32 pm

International Women's Day is a communist holiday.

March 8 was suggested by the 1910 International Socialist Woman's Conference to become an "International Woman's Day." After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internati ... en%27s_Day

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Post by Pilgrim » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:30 pm

:smilelol5:
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Post by bblhd672 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:44 pm

Personally, I recommend a scowl that is appropriate for any gender that the undetermined humanoid identifies as. :mrgreen:

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Post by Middle Age Russ » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:08 pm

I recognize days commemorating specific people -- birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day, etc..., but I haven't personally worried about extending that to recognition of a whole gender. Maybe I have dodged a bullet in this instance, so to speak, since the whole binary gender social construct I am familiar and comfortable with is now no longer in vogue.
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Post by LDB415 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:43 pm

I celebrate this "special" day the same as International Who Cares day. I ignore it.
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Post by OneGun » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:44 pm

Soccerdad1995 wrote:
What's a simple minded, self identified hillbilly like myself supposed to do here? Well I mean other than the obvious of feeling guilty for my sis-male privilege, which is of course a given?
"rlol"

I didn't see sissy-male or sis-male in the list below:

There are more than 27 genders: Per Facebook:
Agender
Androgyne
Androgynous
Bigender
Cis
Cisgender
Cis Female
Cis Male
Cis Man
Cis Woman
Cisgender Female
Cisgender Male
Cisgender Man
Cisgender Woman
Female to Male
FTM
Gender Fluid
Gender Nonconforming
Gender Questioning
Gender Variant
Genderqueer
Intersex
Male to Female
MTF
Neither
Neutrois
Non-binary
Other
Pangender
Trans
Trans*
Trans Female
Trans* Female
Trans Male
Trans* Male
Trans Man
Trans* Man
Trans Person
Trans* Person
Trans Woman
Trans* Woman
Transfeminine
Transgender
Transgender Female
Transgender Male
Transgender Man
Transgender Person
Transgender Woman
Transmasculine
Transsexual
Transsexual Female
Transsexual Male
Transsexual Man
Transsexual Person
Transsexual Woman
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Post by strogg » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:57 pm

OneGun wrote:
Soccerdad1995 wrote:
What's a simple minded, self identified hillbilly like myself supposed to do here? Well I mean other than the obvious of feeling guilty for my sis-male privilege, which is of course a given?
"rlol"

I didn't see sissy-male or sis-male in the list below:

There are more than 27 genders: Per Facebook:
Agender
Androgyne
Androgynous
Bigender
Cis
Cisgender
Cis Female
Cis Male
Cis Man
Cis Woman
Cisgender Female
Cisgender Male
Cisgender Man
Cisgender Woman
Female to Male
FTM
Gender Fluid
Gender Nonconforming
Gender Questioning
Gender Variant
Genderqueer
Intersex
Male to Female
MTF
Neither
Neutrois
Non-binary
Other
Pangender
Trans
Trans*
Trans Female
Trans* Female
Trans Male
Trans* Male
Trans Man
Trans* Man
Trans Person
Trans* Person
Trans Woman
Trans* Woman
Transfeminine
Transgender
Transgender Female
Transgender Male
Transgender Man
Transgender Person
Transgender Woman
Transmasculine
Transsexual
Transsexual Female
Transsexual Male
Transsexual Man
Transsexual Person
Transsexual Woman
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Uh.... Is there going to be a quiz on this?

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:13 pm

LDB415 wrote:I celebrate this "special" day the same as International Who Cares day. I ignore it.
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Post by Vol Texan » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:38 pm

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