Thursday, December 20, 2012

Today's links

  • From LRC: the next recession.
  • From Takimag: ‘sex’ vs. ‘gender’. Reality vs. construct. It wasn’t until the 1960s that feminists cranked up the word “gender” as a replacement for sex, but D.H. Lawrence unwittingly pushed things in that direction back in 1929. He was the first to use the word “sex” as a euphemism for coitus rather than to mean what distinguishes men from women.

1 comment:

  1. Is it really that recent? 1929? I thought the use of "sex" to mean coitus was much older than that.

    Huh...learn something new every day.


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