Hey all! Its been a while since we've had a discussion like this on the board and I wanted to take a minute to discuss something that makes my stomach upset every time I see it mentioned. There is a difference between the sex of a person and the gender of a person. The sex of a person is something they are born with. So those born to the male sex would have a penis and the female sex would have a vagina. Gender is the characteristics that a society, a person, or a culture sees as masculine or feminine.
I know we have people of all kinds in this group. There may be people in this group that identify as queer, transexual, intersexed or anywhere on the spectrum. It makes my stomach hurt a little to hear people say they are going to find out the gender of their child when that isn't possible until that child can grow up and discover their own gender.
This has been a public service announcement.