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Date: 01/10/12 03:01 PM

46 Responses to So Apparently Being Canadian Is A Gender Now [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of hole_rocks89
    hole_rocks89 Female 13-17
    353 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 3:03 pm
    Link: So Apparently Being Canadian Is A Gender Now - Actually, this makes sense.
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    bataleon27 Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2012 at 3:10 pm
    perhaps there is some Canadian law that prohibits asking that sort of information within that context
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    Crabes Male 30-39
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    January 10, 2012 at 3:14 pm
    thats right! we have no gender! we are just lumberjacks
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    demonveteran Male 18-29
    238 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 3:15 pm
    They took a picture of their screen. They know about the "Print Screen" button right?
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    January 10, 2012 at 3:16 pm
    "perhaps there is some Canadian law that prohibits asking that sort of information within that context"
    That`s what i`m thinking as the drop down makes it pretty clear that`s the case.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    I hav the proof that Canadian is a gender. We all look like K.D. Lang, and are hermaphroditic.
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    korahn Male 30-39
    1249 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 3:25 pm
    If it`s a job application, then yes, you do not have to disclose gender. I`d like to know what the site is.
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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18499 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 3:36 pm
    Batmanners with the comment of the day!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 10, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Maybe a canooks gender is variable...you know, like frogs.
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    Thonious Male 40-49
    987 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 4:05 pm
    This gives credence to saying, "he`s not gay, he`s just Canadian."
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4007 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 4:11 pm
    Woot, now I wish I worded it properly and fixed my typo.
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    erikthevikin Male 30-39
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    January 10, 2012 at 4:15 pm
    Are you male or female..... No no no no no I am Canadian. M er F er. Eh!
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    Wundt Male 40-49
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    January 10, 2012 at 4:33 pm
    My guess is that whatever this application is for, it is against the law in Canada for them to decide based on sex.
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    botfly Male 50-59
    616 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 4:41 pm
    They`re all chix with dix?
  15. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4007 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 4:44 pm
    You were never suspicious about why Canadians are so friendly?
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 5:08 pm
    Are we going to start fighting over whether or not Canadians can marry?
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 6:28 pm
    Guess that explains this sign:

  18. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4007 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 6:37 pm
    Did you just make that sign MrPeabody?
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 7:04 pm
    That explains Justin Bieber
  20. Profile photo of BluishOrange
    BluishOrange Female 50-59
    87 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 7:29 pm
    These days, I wish to not disclose that I`m Canadian. I have a Norwegian flag on my backpack.
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    Langer Male 18-29
    394 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 7:32 pm
    "thats right! we have no gender! we are just lumberjacks"

    as good a cue as any :p
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_n7y_j_nbBg
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 7:39 pm
    "Did you just make that sign MrPeabody?"

    Did the pixels give it away?
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 8:04 pm
    I refuse to disclose my gender! It`s my right as a Canadian, an- oh, f*ck, that little logo at left gave me away.
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 8:26 pm
    Didn`t you all know we reproduce by budding??
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 9:34 pm
    When I applied for a job with BP many moons ago, I had to fill in one of those HR forms to keep track of the ethnic diversity of their workforce... so on a sheet you had to tick if you were African, Afro-Carribbean, Native American, Latin American, Far-East Asian, Middle Eastern etc. Two separate options were "White" and another one was "Irish". What the yellow rubbery f*ck was going on there then?
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 10:13 pm
    male and female are sexes not genders
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    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 11:08 pm
    Mmm, budding
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 11:26 pm
    "male and female are sexes not genders"

    ^This^

    Also, it is incredibly appauling that you still only see Male or Female as if thats the only two sexes on earth. They are the majority, but not the only. There should be a Male, Female, OTHER option to be honest. Those that fall under the OTHER catagory should also not feel ashamed or alienated.

    But I guess Im just hoping for too much out of society, what with being something other than Male or Female being completely against the religious nutjobs.
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    jadedtortois Female 18-29
    779 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 11:45 pm
    Hate to be the buzz-kill but there is a law that prohibits the collection of personal information. Its part of our Privacy Act.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_privacy_law
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    michaelcsr Male 40-49
    559 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 3:33 am
    I-is-bored, they mean the same thing, idiot! In Canada you can`t ask that question on an application. If you want answer it, guess you can, but if you are canuck, you can click that and they can`t hold it against you. I hope this settles the conflict, kids.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 5:23 am
    Also, it is incredibly appauling that you still only see Male or Female as if thats the only two sexes on earth. They are the majority, but not the only. There should be a Male, Female, OTHER option to be honest. Those that fall under the OTHER catagory should also not feel ashamed or alienated.

    Depends how you`re defining sex. Under the biological definition, i.e. what gametes does an organism produce, human sex pretty much does fall into those two categories - male if you produce male gametes (sperm) and female if you produce female gametes (ova).

    To the best of my knowledge no human has ever produced both male and female gametes (the biological definition of hermaphroditism). I suppose it may be possible to produce neither, in which case you could add asexual as a third category, but I see no reason to write "other" rather than "asexual".
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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
    1811 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 6:39 am
    Its a trap !!!
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 6:59 am
    @davymid: I think someone at BP HR has been watching too much blazing saddles. NSFW language, some derogatory racial slurs, 0:25.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36172 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 8:21 am

    I-IS-BORED, "male and female are sexes not genders"
    O.o
    HUH?
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    Jowsh Male 18-29
    1237 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 8:50 am
    @almightybob1 Actually people are born that are neither male nor female biologically (equally both). There is a chart of variables to define gender including blood tests, but these can be bang in the middle, and obviously it is as much emotional as anything. There is only an existence of either/or because society has made it that way. Also worth noting is that there are, for example, people totally female in appearance and in terms of genitalia, but totally male in every other test, (so actually mostly male but not apparent)
  36. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 9:06 am
    @Gerry: Sex is the biological definition, gender is more of a social construct i.e. gender roles attributed to men and women. Although the lines are getting a little more blurry with gender introduced into the common vernacular.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36172 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 9:12 am

    This is not a difficult question. "Gender"
    It`s asking if you have an outie or an innie.
    It`s not asking if you have some rare birth defect of the genitals.

    Overcomplicating is over complicated.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25405 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 12:40 pm
    Canadians are their own sex... so what happens when 2 canadians make woopy
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    madisep Male 30-39
    5 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 1:19 pm
    @patch: yes, oxford defines gender as such, but also includes the grammatical reference for noun classes in languages such latin (span, ital., french), german, and greek, among others. That being said, both can refer to "the state of being male or female," but as you say, sex tends to refer to biology, while gender tends to refer to cultural roles/differences Source: The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Difficult Words, American Ed.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4007 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 1:23 pm
    If gender is used to ask for whether you are male or female, it is less offensive than the question asking for your sex.

    The "Gender" question asks which do you recognize yourself as/want to be recognized as.

    The "Sex" one strictly asks : Dick or Pussy?
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    faaaaq Male 18-29
    687 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 2:04 pm
    Fatninja01, that makes them homosexual, duh. IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW! lol
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 3:49 pm
    @michaelcsr
    k thanks ignorant american #86731
    Go learn the difference between biology and sociology.
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    8jdb28jdb2 Male 30-39
    83 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 9:09 pm
    Good news. Think I`m going to go make love with myself.
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    hagane Male 30-39
    967 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 9:49 pm
    It probably just means that being a Canadian resident, you don`t have to answer the question of your own free will.
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    TokioKoos Female 18-29
    412 posts
    January 12, 2012 at 2:34 am
    hagane: "It probably just means that being a Canadian resident, you don`t have to answer the question of your own free will."

    Isn`t that what the `I wish to not disclose` option is for?
  46. Profile photo of Defiant
    Defiant Female 18-29
    1 post
    January 12, 2012 at 10:11 pm
    Well now I`m confused.. WHAT AM I!?

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