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Horses were being tamed long before they were brought over here from across the oceans.
People seem pretty friendly to animals around here. There was this one guy who smashed the head of a turtle, it was in the news a couple months ago. I knew that turtle too, never bothered anybody.
You gotta be nice to horses, you know. It's good to be friends with your horse.
Hey, I don't think that it is necessary to inspect the genitals of the people I encounter, I'm just pretty sure that saying you are something doesn't make you something.
This is clearly some type of identity fallacy.
All definitions courtesy of Merriam-Webster...
Gender is defined as...
"a subclass within a grammatical class (such as noun, pronoun, adjective, or verb) of a language that is partly arbitrary but also partly based on distinguishable characteristics (such as shape, social rank, manner of existence, or sex) and that determines agreement with and selection of other words or grammatical forms"
So what, it is basically about what people call you. That is where the arbitrary element comes in. So no, it isn't intrinsic that they are who they say they are no matter how many people play along with it.
My gender is Tzar. To not refer to me in the regal fashion is a clear violation of proper etiquette. You don't hear me throwing a fit about it.
It looks to me like technically you can say someone getting a big promotion is transgender. Instead of being referred to as "hey you" they are now referring to by everyone as "sir", "mam", or "boss". OR well, more accurately, they are in the transitional phase of people getting used to calling then "sir", "mam", or "boss". Isn't that what transgenderism is about? Waiting for the world to bow down and agree to YOUR grammatical forms? I don't have to call you doctor because you have a PHD. I don't have to call you "Mr." because you insist on it. Maybe I'll just give you a nickname. Call you shish kebab from now on.
"the behavioral, cultural, or psychological traits typically associated with one sex"
typically associated.... See, there is nothing solid or objective about gender. It's mostly determined by prejudice.
But there is one definition that is very simple.
What is "Sex"?
"either of the two major forms of individuals that occur in many species and that are distinguished respectively as female or male especially on the basis of their reproductive organs and structures"
There you have it folks. Depending on the definition being used, your gender is either determined at birth or COMPLETELY ARBITRARY.