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Is it human or is it dancer?
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sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: November 12th, 2010 12:30 am (UTC) (Link)
"I read it somewhere, probably on teh Intarwebs" is not a good citation, is it?

I suspect the size of your number depends on how broadly you paint with your intersex brush. I don't think that people fail to consider the possibility says a great deal really. Some people might want to go on about the tyranny of enforced biological duality or other such concerns, but on the whole it should be, as you say, a "we'll cross that bridge if we come to it" issue. My comment stemmed from the slight bizarreness of some of the assertions people made to you, and whimsically pondering why, when everyone has a theory about the baby's gender, no-one ever seems to theorize in respect of none of the above.

Which is to say, I don't really a have a point to make, other than possibly in relation to society as a whole's tendency to simplify very complex things. And I suppose I was trying to be funny. If it fell flat, I'm sorry.


Edited at 2010-11-12 12:38 am (UTC)
j4 From: j4 Date: November 12th, 2010 08:30 am (UTC) (Link)
I suspect the size of your number depends on how broadly you paint with your intersex brush.

Mm. I'd expect the Intersex Association to have an interest in talking the number up as much as possible, so if they've gone for 1 in 2000, I'd guess that's the highest they could get it without lying... </cynic>

when everyone has a theory about the baby's gender, no-one ever seems to theorize in respect of none of the above

Well, htfb is convinced that it's an elephant, and several people have suggested that it might be a badger... does that count? :-}
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