But if you are in an online space allowing user content I'd start preparing for a shitstorm
There are some things inherent to Hubski's design the slow proliferation of this kind of thing. First of all - hubski doesn't host anything but the text... so I guess if someone started posting a bunch or erotica based on children we could/should get concerned.
I remember very clearly stumbling on a post years ago with a title of something like "I wonder if we'll find a home for like minded people here" and it was a terribly graphic photo of a victim of violence. I don't remember if I replied to the post, but I certainly reached out to mk on the side and I believe he deleted the post.
Eventually - if you post a bunch of stuff that people find objectionable, you get ignored into oblivion.
please help me understand the current definition of "gender" vs. "sex". Somewhere along the way, I feel like the definitions have evolved, and have gained some emotional gravity that I'm ignorant about. I don't want to go around offending people by using the wrong term in the wrong way. (and I'm being completely genuine and vulnerable here).
it's a silly example but it helps me remember: back in the day pink wasn't associated with femininity and it wasn't a gender-related thing, but somewhere along the line pink became associated with one gender and suddenly little girls like pink
they aren't born liking pink inherently, they're encouraged to like it by society - in contrast they aren't encouraged to have ovaries and shit like that, they just have it
the characteristics of sex are the characteristics of sex; gender is anything you want it to be because it's arbitrary
the gist of it is "sex" is what you are from a reproductive-y, chromosome-y perspective and "gender" is the role you play socially - e.g. little XX humans don't pop out the womb as "female", that's the set of behaviors / expectations 'n' all that that get placed on you when society sees you have a vagina
people are born as whatever sex they are and get assigned a gender associated with their bits, then later their "gender identity" (their own sense of what set of behaviors / expectations align with them) develops and either matches the gender assigned to them or not
people that have a gender identity = assigned gender match are cisgender (although that word isn't well liked sometimes)
people that have a gender identity =/= assigned gender mismatch are transgender
I personally don't think that "gender reveal parties" matter one iota for reference but if you wanna be finicky then yeah "sex reveal parties" would be a better name - who gives a shit frankly
Spring of '15. I was mostly in Boulder, and tried to meet up with you, 8bit, and beezkneeze(?), but the stars weren't meant to align. I'll be back up there within a couple of years, I'll let you know :).
With some luck he'll end up like me: hating every band I liked before I was 20. There's a dark path though. I know of like two Korn fans who are semi functional adults in 2018 and I was surprised they existed both times I heard about their musical taste. For this generation I think the dark path involves facial tattoos. Those aren't bad odds though for people moving beyond shitty music. My non scientific or rigorous sampling can be a beacon.