Stephen J Bungard
sbungard at ZENECABP.DEMON.CO.UK
Tue Jun 6 14:53:14 CDT 1995
> In message <9506041358.AA12096 at unlinfo.unl.edu> mbolick at unlinfo.unl.edu writes:
> > Traditionally gender referred only to "a formal linguistic
> > category involving morphological and syntactic variations in
> > accordance with the grammatical classifications masculine, feminine,
> > and neuter." In 1955, John Money borrowed the term gender to
> > distinguish innate biological sex from "psychological sex, the
> > individual's self-image, and social sex, the complex of attitudes
> > and expectations that a society attaches to maleness and femaleness."
> This seems to be a re-writing of history to change the meaning of
> a word in order to suit contemporary mores in a single country...
> Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary 1950 edition (oldest I
> have to hand!):
> gender n. kind, esp. with regard to sex; (gram.) the distinction
> of nouns according to sex.
> gender v.t. to beget. v.i. (B.) to copulate.
> (B. means Bible)
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