guys != gender neutral

Scott Noel-Hemming frogstarr78 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 16:55:55 UTC 2012


On 09/28/2012 09:43 AM, Simon Perreault wrote:
> Le 2012-09-28 12:15, Jay Ashworth a écrit :
>>> The assumption of a 1-1 correspondence between gender and sex is old
>>> fashioned nowadays.
>>
>> Mammals have sex.
>>
>> *Words* (and only words) have gender.
>
> There's an RFC about that! RFC 6350, section 6.2.7, about the GENDER 
> vCard property:
>
> 6.2.7.  GENDER
>
>    Purpose:  To specify the components of the sex and gender identity of
>       the object the vCard represents.
>
>    Value type:  A single structured value with two components.  Each
>       component has a single text value.
>
>    Cardinality:  *1
>
>    Special notes:  The components correspond, in sequence, to the sex
>       (biological), and gender identity.  Each component is optional.
>
>       Sex component:  A single letter.  M stands for "male", F stands
>          for "female", O stands for "other", N stands for "none or not
>          applicable", U stands for "unknown".
>
>       Gender identity component:  Free-form text.
>
>    ABNF:
>
>                    GENDER-param = "VALUE=text" / any-param
>                    GENDER-value = sex [";" text]
>
>                    sex = "" / "M" / "F" / "O" / "N" / "U"
>
>    Examples:
>
>      GENDER:M
>      GENDER:F
>      GENDER:M;Fellow
>      GENDER:F;grrrl
>      GENDER:O;intersex
>      GENDER:;it's complicated
>
> Simon
+1 for bringing it back to a technical discussion in a round about way.

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