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masterdebater597973
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RonPaulConservative
Con (against)

There are more than 2 Genders

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Started: 10/28/2016 Category: Society
Updated: 1 month ago Status: Debating Period
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masterdebater597973

Pro

Gender will be using the World Health Organization definitions: "Gender" refers to the socially constructed roles, behaviours, activities, and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for men and women.
Sex: "Sex" refers to the biological and physiological characteristics that define men and women.
RonPaulConservative

Con

Gender has always been defined as either male or female, walking along and deciding that it refers to behaviors associated with men and women doesn't change anything
Debate Round No. 1
masterdebater597973

Pro

If you abide by the definition set by the World Health Organization, then you have the genders of Femininity, Masculinity, and Transgender (A Male who identifies more with Female Behavior and Activities or Vice-versa). At the very least those 3 qualify under their definition. Even if you treat Gender as the same thing as sex, we have Male, Female and Intersex (Someone who was born with Male and Female Genitalia. Therefore, regardless of how you define Gender, you have to affirm the resolution.

http://time.com...
https://www.psychologytoday.com...
RonPaulConservative

Con

1. The World Helth Organzation does not get to decidethat gender means something else than what it really means- it is a synonym for sex and that's it.
2. Intersex isnt a third gender, it is merely a combination of the 2 genders that exist.
Debate Round No. 2
masterdebater597973

Pro

If you disagree with the World Health Organization, perhaps one of these sources will tickle your fancy.
Google Search:
the state of being male or female (typically used with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones).
http://www.merriam-webster.com...:
the behavioral, cultural, or psychological traits typically associated with one sex
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com...:
The state of being male or female (typically used with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones)
http://www.dictionary.com...:
either the male or female division of a species, especially as differentiated by social and cultural roles and behavior
https://www.apa.org...:
Gender refers to the attitudes, feelings, and behaviors that a given culture associates with a person's biological sex.
http://www.yourdictionary.com...:
Gender is defined as the socially constructed roles and behaviors that a society typically associates with males and females.
http://www.businessdictionary.com...:
Culturally and socially constructed difference between men and women (as indicated by terms such as 'gender affairs' and 'gender politics') that varies from place to place and time to time. In comparison, 'sex' denotes biologically determined, thus unchangeable, difference between them
https://othersociologist.com...
Gender is more fluid " it may or may not depend upon biological traits. More specifically, it is a concept that describes how societies determine and manage sex categories; the cultural meanings attached to men and women"s roles
http://ejce.berkeley.edu...:
A socially constructed system of classification that ascribes qualities of masculinity and femininity to people. Gender characteristics can change over time and are different between cultures.
Boundless.com:
"Gender" is a term that refers to social or cultural distinctions associated with a given sex; it is generally considered to be a socially constructed concept.

Source: Boundless. "Defining Sex, Gender, and Sexuality." Boundless Psychology. Boundless, 15 Aug. 2016. Retrieved 30 Oct. 2016 from https://www.boundless.com...

The idea that an organization shouldn't be allowed to define words is laughable, as confusion would inevitably result if everyone were able to define words for themselves.

In addition, the idea that intersex isn't a 3rd gender is laughable. They can't be female because they have Male Sex Organs and they can't be Male because they have Female sex organs, therefore they must be a 3rd gender.
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Verithenes 1 month ago
Verithenes
There are two genders but several different sexual orientations.
Posted by CaptainShiny 1 month ago
CaptainShiny
I'd like to point out that Con in round one is using an appeal to tradition, which is fallacious reasoning. Just because it was the way of thinking doesn't make it correct, and justifications used then aren't necessarily valid now.
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