Re: Gender importance (was Future Relationships)

Gina Miller (
Wed, 21 Apr 1999 14:58:58 PDT

I'd say leave each to his or her own selection. Just as in today's dichotomy there are variations on gender attributes. If you've ever seen the silliness of the Jerry Springer show, you can see this in it's most extreme of actions. When left on it's own natural course, there are bisexuals, transvestites, homosexuals, heterosexual's and some who dabble in a little of each.
Might the future society do more of the same but with further advances of varieties?
Maybe I could be a boy for a day? Or could exude a little more testosterone one day and then a little more estrogen for a different situation. Ying and yang?

There may be different idea's of adaptablity incorperated by strong differences of infuluence. We may not even yet to fathom the full spectrum of possibilities.
Gina "Nanogirl" Miller

>Having two genders is an important part of the survival strategy for
>species. Our biology and psychology is well-adapted to this the two-
gender survival strategy.
>Moving humans to a single gender for both sexes could have a long-
term impact on the survivability of the species. After all, every aspect of both genders is extremely useful under some circumstance. Having two genders allows a species to embody multiple conflicting characteristics, which appears to be a strategy to maximize adaptability; to a certain extent, differences between cultures would seem to be a manifestion of a
>selection process among the large number of characteristics found
>both genders.
>Cultural artifacts such as patriarchy and matriarchy would then seem
todemonstrate selection for attributes that are closely tied to gender. Achange in the selection pressures among the two genders will inevitably
>change the culture as well, and I think history is full of examples
of this. For example, civilizations that are becoming increasingly dependant on skill specialization have decreased the value of some male-specific characteristics that can probably be linked to most patriarchal cultures.
>IMO, skill specialization has done more to decrease the amount of
>patriarchy in Western civilization than any other factor by
selecting for
>attributes that are common to both genders. However, future
>pressures may lead to cultures that are (necessarily?) strongly
female or
>male dominant.
>-James Rogers

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