[LINK] Male/Femail roles - was XHTML
Thu, 3 Feb 2000 17:01:07 +1100
At 10:17 AM +1100 3/2/2000, Stewart Fist wrote:
>finally we have a gender-free form of discussion ... or whether we need to ask
>people with ambiguous names to declare their sex ...
I've corresponded with two people over the years through lists where I made
a mistake as to their gender. One was Kimberly, the other Iris. One I
judged to be overly agressive until I found they were male and was then
astonished to discover that I DID colour my judgements on what people said
on the basis of perceived gender. What I though was fair comment from a
male was aggression if said by a female. I was nonplussed.
I learnt something about me :-(
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