[LMB] A Herm question
marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Thu Jan 17 06:45:37 GMT 2019
On Wed, 16 Jan 2019 18:37:44 -0500, Damien Sullivan
<phoenix at mindstalk.net> wrote:
>On Tue, Jan 15, 2019 at 11:51:56PM -0800, A. Marina Fournier wrote:
>> It’s okay, Gwynne, I understand. Brains must have an agenda for some of us.
>> Call one Robin, Leslie, Hil(l)ary, and the other another unisex name—all I can come up with now. I just can’t think of a pair of ungendered words or terms that doesn’t sound contrived.
>Chris, Pat, Sandy... and more!
A lot of names are occasionally re-purposed in a gender-skewed way.
Sometimes it's just a shortened version which is somewhat misleading (we
have a vegan lesbian blogger called Jack, for instance) but sometimes a
name that's strongly identified with one gender is used for another
(there was a famous wrestler in the UK called "Big Daddy", whose real
name was Shirley Crabtree, and of course there's Stacey Keach).
We are all atheists about most of the Gods humanity has ever believed in,
some of us just go one God further. - . Richard Dawkins
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