Biological Sex

Words of NYTime's "Modern Love"

Modern Love is a column in the New York Times in which various people contribute personal essays and short stories about life and love. This article collected lexical data over all the Modern Love articles (it has been a column for 13 years). The author analyzed this data by words most frequently used by men and women, in order to answer the question, "What do we write about when we write about love?" [Published on 11-07-2017]

Posted by Janet Sebastian-Coleman on November 9, 2017

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Femininity;
Masculinity;
Biological Sex;
Lexicon

"Pink or Blue" Video

A video essay set to a poem on gender. It was commissioned to open the Saatchi showcase in Cannes the film uses 3D technology to allow the viewer to switch between two different versions of the film depending which set of glasses they view it through. Much of the video and poem deals with how language and performance affect one's social interactions. [Published on 07-01-2017]

Posted by Janet Sebastian-Coleman on September 4, 2017

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Femininity;
Masculinity;
Biological Sex;
Gender;
Gender Binary;
gender non-conforming;
Stigma

Gender Differences in Communication

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An animated video explained such questions: why men and women communicate differently; how the gender difference affects the communication style, and how gender-based forms of speech lead to miscommunication.

Posted by Yanan Fu on September 29, 2016

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Biological Sex;
Gender;
Womens Language

Always #LikeAGirl Girls Emojis

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This YouTube video sponsored by Always debates that the emojis used on smart phones are not representative of women. It says some of these may even be sexist. Emojis are wildly popular in today’s society and this issue may go unnoticed by many people. See for yourself as this video interviews women and asks their opinions on the subject.

How to be a Grown Ass Woman

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This is an hour long radio piece from WNYC featuring Jessica Williams (among other accomplished women) where interviewees discuss moments and period in their lives that they believe marked their adulthood as women. Although it is public in the popular culture sector, Jessica Williams is essentially participating in a standard sociolinguistic interview as she tells stories from her past that are close to home for minutes at a time. Due to her telling personal stories, I thought this could be a good opportunity for more casual, natural speech that may include /ai/ monophthongization. [Starts at 33:00].

Hank Green on Genderbready Stuff

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In this video, Hank talks about a lot of stuff covered in the Genderbread Person posts. This is definitely not a perfect model either, but I think it's interesting to get another version (though he is also a cishet white male...). For example, though he does have the continuum going from "man" to "woman", which I do think is problematic, I think it's interesting that he added the "intensity" dimension.

Posted by Miriam Gölz on September 2, 2015

Tags:
Biological Sex;
Intersex;
Sexual Orientation;
Gender;
Gender Binary

Dancing Hijras

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A YouTube video of hijras, known in India as the "third sex" dancing in Punjab

Genderbread Person, V.1

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Verson 1 of the Genderbreak person outling the four continua that make up one's gendered self: gender identity, sexual orientation, biological sex, and gender presentation. From www.itspronouncedmetrosexual.com

Posted on September 20, 2012

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Gender;
Biological Sex;
Sexual Orientation