Center for Public Service
“You can’t check a box between male and female; you are either a boy or a girl.”
My professor makes this statement often. It is pretty easy to see why he would use gender in this example: he is trying to give us a simple, understandable explanation of a binary. When explaining the binary, he just wants to show that it is a two-option classification: from his experience, male and female fits. [excerpt]
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Center for Public Service, "Choosing Sides: The Gender Dilemma" (2013). SURGE. 158.