Signpostings

Relationships in a World of Individualism

  • rWorld

    The rWorld is about more than Dale Kuehne's book Sex and the iWorld.
    The rWorld is a New England based, non-profit (in formation), that is composed of a growing number of people and organizations from many faith and ideological backgrounds worldwide. We believe that much of the fulfillment for which women and men are looking can be found by enhancing the quality of our relationships. While the individual freedom we enjoy in the West is a gift, the love and intimacy for which humans yearn will not be found in self-serving materialism or hedonism, but in a variety of healthy relationships.

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  • Dale Kuehne

    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

    I also blog at Sharewik.com

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71 Different Genders and Counting

Posted by Dale Kuehne on August 4, 2014

To update a previous signposting, Facebook now is up to 71 different genders. 56 were not enough.

The contemporary political debate surrounding gender and marriage and bathrooms is behind the times. Male and Female and all that is connected to them is so yesterday.

71 and counting.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/10930654/Facebooks-71-gender-options-come-to-UK-users.html

You can change your life – if you wanna
You can change your clothes – if you wanna
If you change your mind
Well, that’s the way it goes

So Yesterday by Hillary Duff from Metamorphosis (2003)

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3 Responses to “71 Different Genders and Counting”

  1. Dr. Kuehne, I attended your seminary in Arlington, VA last month. It was very enlightening. I now have an informed framework to understand stories like this:
    http://www.examiner.com/article/boys-and-girls-called-purple-penguins-a-nebraska-public-school
    Thanks for all the work you are doing to equip those who want to communicate and model the gospel for our culture in winsome ways.

  2. I am reminded of a psychiatrist friend shaking his head about folks claiming to have multiple personalities: “Somehow, they always add up to less than one.” So too with gender. By moving toward ambiguous self-definitions in an effort to have an opportunity to hold the floor in conversation for a few minutes (see also Artists saying “I wanted to start a conversation about what art/beauty/meaning/ is”), the poor floundering, angry miserable person ends up with less than one full gender, however the legos are assembled.

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