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Zodiacal:Equinox Discussion & Fanthread - Why no update?? 316 Gaia Community Discussion 5/23/15 6:37am
Niki-Senpai
mercury is in retrograde. maybe communication about the equinox got mixed up.
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5/23/15 12:56am
hornworts
"Opposite Gender"? 185 Recycle Bin 5/21/15 3:05am
hornworts
Gender and sex aren't interchangeable-- gender refers to how one feels about themselves and how they express themselves, sex can refer to biology, and neither work on binaries. I don't see how "catering to the demands" in the interest of equality is such a bad thing or would cloud the judgment for what's right, but I'm not you.
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5/18/15 4:45am
hornworts
"Opposite Gender"? 185 Recycle Bin 5/21/15 3:05am
hornworts
I don't know what to say. I don't feel I was ever came across as very offended nor inflammatory, and I do not feel victimized, nor that I complained. I was interested in discussing ideas about the gender spectrum in how people make their avatars.
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5/18/15 4:43am
hornworts
"Opposite Gender"? 185 Recycle Bin 5/21/15 3:05am
hornworts
I understand the point you're trying to convey about the site applying a visible label of gender of your avatar base choice. That said, there are options to go about editing it on profiles. One way, a user can hide the "gender" display on their profile preferences. If they'd like to change what shows up to a "custom" gender, CSS can be applied to the profile (I don't have the code, but a sim ...
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5/18/15 2:16am
hornworts
"Opposite Gender"? 185 Recycle Bin 5/21/15 3:05am
hornworts
Well, you've said it yourself: if there you can build a personal gender for yourself through avatar making, then why is the concept of a binary opposite gender system being applied to something that can be so malleable and genderless? I do hope they finish unisexing items soon.
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5/18/15 12:56am
hornworts
"Opposite Gender"? 185 Recycle Bin 5/21/15 3:05am
hornworts
Yes, another good thing to consider!!! The paw base could be seen as a totally gender neutral base-- the user applies gender via the avatar they create, and this can also occur in the humanoid bases.
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5/18/15 12:49am
hornworts
"Opposite Gender"? 185 Recycle Bin 5/21/15 3:05am
hornworts
"Phobia" is used to assume the discrimination or hatred stems from fear (which could be argued it does psychologically), but really just refers to discrimination. Self-definition and fracturing of identities can make an annoying inexactness, but nobody ever said society was exact.
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5/17/15 11:49pm
hornworts
"Opposite Gender"? 185 Recycle Bin 5/21/15 3:05am
hornworts
I don't know why you're trying to bait me, or why you try to create false equivalencies between color theory and queer theory. I also don't see why creating new definitions of concepts for self-identification warrants hatred and discrimination. I'm not offended or hurt, either. I wanted to discuss a feature of the site that feels outdated in light of recent events for trans, queer, and g ...
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5/17/15 11:46pm
hornworts
"Opposite Gender"? 185 Recycle Bin 5/21/15 3:05am
hornworts
I guess "biologically" there is a sex binary, but intersex individuals complicate that. The gender spectrum is psychological, however. I'm not screaming at anyone, or shaming any one for being cisgender, so I don't know where you got that.
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5/17/15 11:41pm
hornworts
"Opposite Gender"? 185 Recycle Bin 5/21/15 3:05am
hornworts
I'm not offended, but I do think that you should analyze and dissect all aspects of society-- that way you can see how different types of people function and are expected to function. The only thing that is required is my own interest.
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5/17/15 11:39pm
hornworts
"Opposite Gender"? 185 Recycle Bin 5/21/15 3:05am
hornworts
Someone is designated as male or female at birth due to their genitalia. Personal gender identity is determined later, and may conflict with that initial designation. Nobody is "born" inherently male or female. "Transphobia" is in the same vein as "homophobia," "misogyny," and "racism." All refer to acts of discrimination, not fear.
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5/17/15 11:37pm
hornworts
"Opposite Gender"? 185 Recycle Bin 5/21/15 3:05am
hornworts
I do think the profiles thing is a big problem-- thank you for bringing it up! It would be interesting if the bases weren't technically labelled at all-- their forms would be the same, and users could easily identify which could be "male" and "female," but using one or the other wouldn't brand you as either/or.
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5/17/15 11:35pm
hornworts
"Opposite Gender"? 185 Recycle Bin 5/21/15 3:05am
hornworts
So gender can be used to state male or female, it is just more recently begun to apply to one's fundamental sense of self. It doesn't make it wrong to have "view opposite gender" for an avatar maker that only has two human gender bases to choose from. Editing to add to my opinion... Like others have mentioned, this is something that has been on the site for ages. Want to make an account? Do y ...
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5/17/15 11:33pm
hornworts
"Opposite Gender"? 185 Recycle Bin 5/21/15 3:05am
hornworts
The new preview for the avatar builder shows that progress is being made, but I have one problem: the option to switch bases, I would assume, is labelled as "view opposite gender." Not only is this transphobic in that it assumes that the male and female bases represent a gender binary where male and female are "opposites" instead of two options on the spectrum of gender, I think that people on ...
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5/17/15 9:50pm
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Achievement? (Update! Info + link to the achievement inside. 148 Throwback! Spring Party! 5/23/15 12:17pm
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Thank you~
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5/14/15 11:48pm
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