Kladeos wrote:RilianXI wrote:Edit: The whole test seems geared towards biomale androgynes, despite their politically correct mention of "or a woman".
Most of the ones I've seen are like that.
Yeah, it's really annoying. Like that one test most people mention, the COGIATI, it's MtF-specific. It needs a sex-neutral version. I saw one once, and got just on the androgynous side of male, but I can't find it any more.
UncertainKitten wrote:I dislike that test immensely. The difference between sex and gender is mostly ignored unless it's convenient, and the choices they present are incredibly limiting. I mean, seriously, how the hell am I supposed to answer any of those? (not to mention the simple code used to figure out which answers gave you the lowest scores)
It doesn't help that it appears to be focused at people who wouldn't know the difference just as much as people who do. But that annoyed me greatly as well. I really hate it when anything claims to be transfriendly only to do things like that.
dandrogyne wrote:Calm down, at least it acknowledges that you don't have to be one gender or the other and doesn't use stereotypes like most of those tests do.
Which tests? Tests focused at the transgendered or the quizzilas any idiot can throw together? Most transgender ones I've taken have a much better grasp of the difference, or don't use the terms to avoid confusion. And no, not all transsexual-related things acknowledge nonbinaries, that actually has come up several time on this site. It sucks, but do we really have to choose between understanding the difference between gender and sex or acknowledging nonbinaries? The vast majority can't do either, and from what I've seen confusion of the first almost demolishes a good grasp on the second because if you don't understand what the difference between gender and sex is, how easy will it be to understand that not only do some peoples' not match, but some have a gender of neither male nor female? Would that mean anything other than intersex to a person who thinks gender and sex are synonymous?
Also, you shouldn't tell someone to calm down as if they don't have a right to feel what they feel- that test annoyed me as well. Just because you liked it doesn't mean people can't dislike it, or feel strongly about it.
(pretty much ignoring any grammar laws right now as I'm on no sleep and haven't bothered to look anything I've typed over. fuck laws anyway, grammar's nearly as restricting as gender well maybe not but it's just a tool and only relevant because we aren't telepathic. going off on a tangent now, I'm delirious)
I can see how when you get into the nitty gritty of obscure grammar terms that dont' really help anything, but the majority of grammar makes it so you can actually understand what people are saying. I'm good at getting things like that, if you totally mistype a word I generally know what you mean- but the vast majority don't.
And no, we aren't telepathic. If we were- we wouldn't need language. We could just telepathically share our thoughts and ideas in their purest form, without any room for language-based misunderstandings. So, does it really matter if grammar is restricting seeing as the only way it doesn't help is because of something we will likely never be?