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Professor T

UMers, Gender: Not Specified... Intuition.

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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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I know Mr.T is a male, I can feel it

hands off, you'll be getting finger marks all over the monitor

:unsure2:

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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)

...

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

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

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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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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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.....Sung to the tune of Al Jolson's 'Sonny Boy'.......

♪♫♫

"Funny little fellow,

Wears his sister's clothes,

Don't know what to call him,

But we think he's one of those!"

♪♫♫

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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.

Very true, the Q in LBGQT encompasses a wide range of people, some very different than others, the definitions we traditionally have are not adequate, "straight" "gay" "bisexual" are terms which are being rejected by some within the Millennial generation. They are doing something that should have been done long ago but was stopped short by the Reagan and Bush years. Those are labels, labels people use to lock others in, to hurt others, while for others they are just casual words and not controversial at all, but the two are related.

The range of what "queer" includes varies. In addition to referring to LGBT-identifying people, it can also encompass: pansexual, pomosexual, intersexual, genderqueer, asexual and autosexual people, and even gender normative heterosexuals whose sexual orientations or activities place them outside the heterosexual-defined mainstream, e.g., BDSM practitioners, or polyamorous persons.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queer#Inclusivity_and_scope

Mostly every group on that list will have members that in public look and act very much like "straight" people.

Tomboys could very well self-identify with Q.

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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.

No, I don't follow.

The OP asked for our impression, and I explained why I couldn't make an educated guess as to their gender.

As for any poster who doesn't want their gender revealed, I don't give a rat's behind whether they're male or female.

In this internet world, it's how others respond that gives me the best impression of "who" they are.

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No, I don't follow.

The OP asked for our impression, and I explained why I couldn't make an educated guess as to their gender.

As for any poster who doesn't want their gender revealed, I don't give a rat's behind whether they're male or female.

In this internet world, it's how others respond that gives me the best impression of "who" they are.

I was simply commenting on the last 29 words of your post that I quoted, no worries (:

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Very true, the Q in LBGQT encompasses a wide range of people,

http://en.wikipedia....ivity_and_scope

You're telling me. Is that Pomosexual or Pornosexual? I'm guessing that Autosexual is... well, why don't we all have a guess.

:unsure2::santa:

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You're telling me. Is that Pomosexual or Pornosexual? I'm guessing that Autosexual is... well, why don't we all have a guess.

:unsure2::santa:

Pomosexual

A portmanteau of pomo, short for postmodernism, and sexual, used as a noun—a person who shuns labels (e.g., heterosexual and homosexual, which define people by their sexual preferences)—and as an adjective, referring to such a person or to the philosophy of pomosexuality

http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Pomosexual

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Pomosexual

A portmanteau of pomo, short for postmodernism, and sexual, used as a noun—a person who shuns labels (e.g., heterosexual and homosexual, which define people by their sexual preferences)—and as an adjective, referring to such a person or to the philosophy of pomosexuality

http://medical-dicti....com/Pomosexual

Oh this 'kind' of sexuality fits more in line with my own feelings towards people and sexuality as a whole, wonderful to find this out. Thanks IBY~

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get out of bed professor t, and get in here!!

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Oh this 'kind' of sexuality fits more in line with my own feelings towards people and sexuality as a whole, wonderful to find this out. Thanks IBY~

I identify with pomo. It has nothing to do with the way you look or act but everything to do with your outlook and how you interact with others.

Postmodernism in general is about breaking all boundaries, black/white, christian/witch, rich/poor, whatever...a world where these labels don't exist and people can just accept people as people. The you-vs-me and them-vs-us script is outdated...

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i think all these 'new' categories to define sexuality are ridiculous.

first of all why do we need them? you are just you. your sexuality is not going to change you. to have a name for your sexuality does not change you. who you romp in the hay with does not define you.

the bottom line is we are (most of us anyway) sexual beings. to define it further only creates unecessary division.

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I say Professor T is male. I just get the feeling by the way posts are worded...and as others have said, "professor" for some reason says male to me.

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