Never thought about it

"...And I say that as an ette." —Infidel

Since the days of BBS and CompuServe, I've been cautious of presuming gender even when it seems obvious. Infidel falls into my "never thought about it" area, but I'm surprised, so I guess I'd presumed male.


We like to know. It's important. That's what makes the gender-benders insidious.

All the folks who say it doesn't matter about gender remind me of the experiment asking people to describe some babies.

Dressed in blue diapers. the babies would be described as strong, handsome, etc. Same babies, in pilnk diapers, adults would describe as sweet, pretty, etc. Dressed in yellow (!) diapers, people would actually peek in the diapers before rendering as opinion.