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Re: db.debian.org (and related infrastructure) updates

Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
> What other kinds of gender are there? It would be interesting to see
> some  examples.

I paste some email I already privately answered.

Someone wrote:
> Wildly OT, but don't people generally self identify more with one
> gender or the other?

If "generally" equals "white and rich" (as in clean tab water), yes.
        Gender can refer to the (biological) condition of being male or
        female, or less commonly hermaphrodite or neuter, which are
Not everywhere else: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_gender

Then you have
- Queer (term used to describe a sexual orientation and/or gender
  identity or gender expression that does not conform to heteronormative
- Gender bender (informal term used to refer to a person who actively
  transgresses, or "bends," expected gender roles)
- Transgender (individuals, behaviors, and groups involving tendencies
  that diverge from the normative gender role (woman or man) commonly,
  but not always, assigned at birth, as well as the role traditionally
  held by society)
- Postgenderism (Advocates of postgenderism argue that the presence of
  gender roles, social stratification, and sexual dimorphisms are
  generally to the detriment of individuals and society, arguing that
  masculinity and femininity are oppressive social constructs)
- Genderfuck is a gender performance which "fucks with" or plays with
  traditional gender identities, gender roles, and gender presentation.
- Genderqueer (someone who identifies as a gender other than "man" or
  "woman," or someone who identifies as neither, both, or some
  combination thereof)

> [I really don't knwo what the proper terms would be that didn't
> conflate both gender and phenotypic sex (which of course, is distinct
> from genetic sex.)]

Me neither, that's why an input field feels less strict to me, and more
welcoming to all individuals.

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