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#76    Yamato

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:29 AM

At a glance, that grey looks like a dude to me.  And why does "Professor" make me think of a male?  *knocks head*

Your replies have always seemed gender-neutral.  Civil, thoughtful, persuasive, and compassionate.

Maybe you leave your gender unspecified because while your body is one, you identify personally more with the other?   Maybe you're transgender?

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:52 AM

View PostThe New Richard Nixon, on 11 December 2012 - 09:11 AM, said:

I know Mr.T is a male, I can feel it
hands off, you'll be getting finger marks all over the monitor







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Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:31 AM

Interesting, many people think that ones avatar can indicate gender. In some instances I think that could be the case, but I'm pretty sure it's not a fool proof method.

One thing I'm sure of...Professor T isn't a grey alien. I await the results.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:09 AM

View PostLilly, on 11 December 2012 - 10:31 AM, said:

Interesting, many people think that ones avatar can indicate gender. In some instances I think that could be the case, but I'm pretty sure it's not a fool proof method.

One thing I'm sure of...Professor T isn't a grey alien. I await the results.
Well, my current avatar is pretty accurate, I can tell you that much.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:34 AM

No question I had just assumed Prof T was male.  A nice guy at that.

Hmmm, got me thinking about this now.  Professor T is always being nice to ppl on UM (that I've seen) and giving sensible and encouraging advice etc. ie the poets challenge thread.  I could be wrong but it just feels 'male' maybe because I am lucky enough to have some male friends like that IRL?

Whatever you are, Professor T, you're alright with me :tu:


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:28 PM

i will go with female doing a job in a mans world...very strong individual with a caring side but able to keep a stiff upper lip when needed x

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:29 PM

View Post747400, on 11 December 2012 - 11:09 AM, said:

Well, my current avatar is pretty accurate, I can tell you that much.

You're like 7 feet tall and covered in fur?

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:53 PM

View PostProfessor T, on 10 December 2012 - 08:10 PM, said:

Nope..

Since I joined I've been Gender unspecified..

I have also gone out of my way to ensure that I've never let slip my Gender.. It's been difficult at times I can tell you.. but never have I let slip anything that could lead someone to believe I was male or female, except two users by PM.. (which I ask not to spoil the Intuition test)

Well, I see you want attention  from everyone, so you have to be........male..  I  feel males will go all out to get more attention than females.. BUT before you feel off by this, don't..  Because it is fun to see guys try and grab attention..it shows personality and fun spirits... :P

We females never have to try  that hard, because we already have it all :D

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:23 PM

I would assume Prof T is a male because of the name and avatar, but I haven't seen enough dialogue to form an impression.

When I first came on, I didn't indicate gender, and it wasn't for any particular reason, but once I was referred to as a male, I indicated my gender because I didn't care to be anonymous in that regard.

I think people will say that gender shouldn't matter, but I think it's more negative than positive for others not to know, and a hinder/burden for the poster to always have to make an effort to conceal it.


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:36 PM

View Postregi, on 11 December 2012 - 02:23 PM, said:

I would assume Prof T is a male because of the name and avatar, but I haven't seen enough dialogue to form an impression.

When I first came on, I didn't indicate gender, and it wasn't for any particular reason, but once I was referred to as a male, I indicated my gender because I didn't care to be anonymous in that regard.

I think people will say that gender shouldn't matter, but I think it's more negative than positive for others not to know, and a hinder/burden for the poster to always have to make an effort to conceal it.

I make a casual effort to conceal by not advertising. No work beyond that, I don't censor my every post here or conversation while in the chatroom, especially if the venue is smaller, even this post is rather lengthy for me but  so easy to follow because no walls of text to read...for now; sorry.

Is it more negative that positive when others don't know? The negativity is there, but I don't have share it or own it.

So no hinder/burden in making an effort to conceal here and the negativity only affects one person if they participate in the transaction, we are lucky online for we can really choose who to interact with, unlike real life when we have to be around others at times due to family, friends, school, or work.

ProfT if you are interested, to be honest my experiment is simply to challenge gendered harrasment in the real world. I would eventually like to see the end of labels such as "males have to act this way" "females have to act that way". Labels such as "male" "female" are OK but too many times people believe they are saying male or female but are really using the first labels I mentioned, the whole sentence/thought is triggered by one word, and some, many still expect others to act a certain way and if not there are several levels of hostility involved from exclusion to harrasment.

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Gendered harassment is a term used to describe any unwanted behavior that acts to assert and police the boundaries of traditional gender norms: heterosexual masculinity and femininity. It is related to, but different from bullying. (Meyer, 2006)
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Forms of gendered harassment include: (hetero)sexual harassment, homophobic harassment, and harassment for gender non-conformity (or transphobic harassment). I link these three forms of harassment because they are linked to the norm-setting and policing of narrowly defined traditional heterosexual gender roles (Larkin, 1994; Renold, 2002; Smith & Smith, 1998; Stein, 1995)

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As I investigated this problem further, I learned that although BGLQT youth are commonly targeted for harassment, they are not the only ones suffering due to the homophobic and heteronormative climate of the school. Any student whose behavior is perceived to be different in some way can be isolated and harassed using anti-gay insults, and any student who wishes to establish his/her place in the social pecking order of the school must engage in heterosexualized discussions and behaviors which often include various forms of gendered harassment.



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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:47 PM

Hmm, 50-50 chance of being right or wrong, or 100% of being both which would be even rarer..

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:18 PM

My profile says 'male'. I just love confusing people lol


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:19 PM

Also I think professor T sounds like a guy... Hey I come from a sexist society... You could very well be a girl.... I don't think you should tell anybody lol...

Or should I say woman...

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:20 PM

You can't really tell half the time.
So you don't know if they're male,female or bi-sexual.
In my brief interaction with the prof in writers corner I would say he's a man.
But us blokes are not well known for their intuitation.
You never know. This person could come out with "I'm a tomboy".
Bi-sexual's are not the only ones who might be ambiguous.



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Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:41 PM

.....Sung to the tune of Al Jolson's 'Sonny Boy'.......
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"Funny little fellow,
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Don't know what to call him,
But we think he's one of those!"
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