Monday, March 31, 2008

Even Slightly More Thought Out

Just a couple of responses to various comments in the post below. It's true I'm being sloppy and conflating "sex" and "gender." For those for whom it wasn't clear, the biological differences I'm referring to are primarily, though not entirely, the babymaking apparatus. The fact that women can have babies, and that babies are a consequence of an activity they might want to engage in even if they don't want to have babies, is a nontrivial difference between men and women which impacts their existences as individuals as well as their relationships with careers and society more broadly. I never suggested or claimed that all gender issues are limited to biology and are not socially constructed, but was just trying to say that even in some imagined utopia sex blindness wouldn't really be the point.