Azrael wrote:He wouldn't know if gender and sex are different. So, what influences this ogling?
I think this is where the dispute is, you're trying to imply that because gender and sex aren't absoltuely 100% certain all the time always to be the same then obviously he must have some other motivation.
That is a very bad argument.
Johnny, wanting to casually rate whether he'd enjoy getting his dick wet in passers-by, can continue on his way unknowing that his sexing based on gender was wrong this time with zero effect. And that's why it's gender that matters for these interactions. For Johnny to realize this, he just has to accept that there's a difference between every female-projecting person he sees and people who he might actually have sex with.
I'm no longer assuming good faith on your part, you're going back to the attempts to guilt/belittle people. Saying you aren't and then repeatedly doing so doesn't add up to not doing so. Fun side note, people like to complain when doctors in stories are always male but people don't complain so much when the sex obsessesed person in stories is always male.
But women catagorise everyone around them just as much. You keep failing to read the posts you reply to, Jonny, or Jane don't need to be consciously deciding who they're going to fuck. it's simply that it's an important enough topic to the lizard part of their brain that they're categorising in the same way that they recognise that the burger in the shop is food while the gravel is not.
it may only be functionally relevant when they try to take a bite but it's still something that get's categorised in the background constantly.
They don't have to realise anything. Because realising anything is utterly utterly irrelevant to this. It's not an enlightened free choice they're making.
But all that is just about why it *feels* important to people and why our brains are so stunningly good at recognising subtle markers related to the matter even from hundreds of feet away.
The mere fact that our brains are very very good at recognising these categories is going to mean that they get used for other things in society like aiding in identification.
Azrael wrote: Why does the IRS* need to know (as you seem to suggest they do) which genitalia I have? I have an entirely unique personal identification number registered with the Federal government. And a state one, for that matter.
Why do they need a photo? why do they need any other description of you at all? why do they need your age? or height? they've got the magic all powerful number!
most of that other info is to help make it harder for someone to pretend to be you, if your information says you're a 25 year old short female and a 60 year old tall greying male turns up then they have a good reason to double check that the person in front of them is really you.
male/female is 99% of the time a really good one because it cuts out 48 to 49 ish % of the population off the bat with very few unclear cases.