Piggybacking off the recent question about transsexuals... what if a DNA test reveals that a man has female chromosomes, even though he was born with male genitalia? (An XX male.) His DNA says he is a woman; he feels that he is supposed to be a woman; he is attracted to men.
What if a baby is given an inappropriate bath of hormones in the womb, and even though external female parts develop, the baby has more masculine hormones and identifies with males, and feels out of place in the feminine body?
What about those who are born intersexed in one way or another - having both male and female characteristics externally as well as internally and hormonally. What is God's plan for them? I can tell you right now that if such a baby had been born during biblical times, it probably would have been left to die as a monster.
Do you believe that sometimes, gender is a more complicated issue than sex?
BTW, those links are not safe for people who will be offended by ancient artwork and 100 year old photographs showing traditional gay relationships.
Answer by NotPanicking at 7:15 PM on Apr. 22, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 6:40 PM on Apr. 22, 2009
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Answer by aliciatron at 6:41 PM on Apr. 22, 2009
Answer by lisarose45 at 6:45 PM on Apr. 22, 2009
Sex/gender is WAY more than genitalia.
Answer by hannahwill at 7:07 PM on Apr. 22, 2009
Answer by spiritguide_23 at 7:17 PM on Apr. 22, 2009
Answer by Shaneagle777 at 7:26 PM on Apr. 22, 2009
I believe gender is the entirety of an individuals psychosexual make-up and orientation. It is a very complex subject IMO, & beyond that I don't feel qualified to explain it very in depth. Essentially, I think gender is simple for those whose gender identification matches the sex they already belong to. It is incredibly complicated for those whose gender identification doesn't match thier external sex and they are, therefore, placed in the (often unfortunate) position of trying to find ways to project outwardly thier inner gender or otherwise bring wholeness to thier being.
Answer by BubbaLuva at 9:09 PM on Apr. 22, 2009
Next question overall
I was just wondering (for moms with more then 2 kids)