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Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for December 11, 2016

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    She’s a GIRL!

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    onespiceybbw  almost 4 years ago

    no boobs.

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    Does jerk count as a gender identity?

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    Flash Gordon  almost 4 years ago

    She has it backward. X is female, Y is male.

    Yes I know it’s a graph but please don’t mix things up, ok?

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    Night-Gaunt49  almost 4 years ago

    Gender is more cultural than XY chromosomes still the gender and sex of humans isn’t a dichotomy, it is a spectrum just as sexuality is.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    The 3rd-person singular pronoun is the last vestige of gender in the English language, and it would be better off dead. We need a decent gender-neutral “human” pronoun (not “it”, which is for things). Unfortunately, all of the dozen or so that have been proposed thru the years pretty much suck. My own favorite (probably doomed like the rest) was to utilize the 4th and 5th vowels as 1-letters words. “O”, “A”, and “I” are already words, and I like the otherwise unclaimed “U” (2nd-person) and “E” (3rd-person) to round out the complete set.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    Good grief. What a load. Shack up as you wish. It’s none of my business, and I don’t want it to be any of my business.

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    David Huie Green-What can it hurt?(last words)  almost 4 years ago

    “(0,10)”

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    rgwalther  almost 4 years ago

    I am strictly anti-noun.

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    Ignatz Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    It’s standard to address someone as the gender they present themselves to be, and this person pretty clearly is presenting as male.

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    Adiraiju  almost 4 years ago

    And then there’s those of us who’re generally addressed in terms like “Get over here, stupid #$&%#$!”

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    Liam Astle Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    Do you really want to be seen dating a straight white male?

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    Honorable Mention In The Banjo Toss Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    Gotta love the blinding jargon in panel four. I used to have to sit through meetings full of words like that.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    I’m to old for all this. Wake me up when it is time to make a decision. I would like to see where this ends up. A journey without an end is just dedicated wandering.

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    Kip W  almost 4 years ago

    So much rushing around. Sometimes you need to stop and scold the clouds.

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    Kip W  almost 4 years ago

    If they have a date, it’ll be Sam and Jan at evening.

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    SeaFox10  almost 4 years ago

    So in other words, you’re a moron!

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    ChrisV  almost 4 years ago

    Ah, young modern love. (I don’t think Duke is gonna like this!)

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    hillsmom  almost 4 years ago

    Hmmm…Jan sort of looks like Rachel Maddow.

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    Dean  almost 4 years ago

    Sam’s eyes breaking the 4th wall in panel 5?

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    AlnicoV   almost 4 years ago

    Is it throwing fuel on the fire to point out that Jan is actually a gender neutral name as well.

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    mourdac Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    I like the ‘crazy’ versus ‘hot’ axes

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  almost 4 years ago

    “Could you introduce me to your friend Pat?”

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    Rob Smith Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    Shopping is so hard….

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    BeniHanna6 Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    Funny, Trudeau is a liberal cartoonist and I get this strip, but in another way it does a good job poking fun at all the labels people have been putting on themselves and others.

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    Chuck  almost 4 years ago

    How about using polar coordinates?

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    Red Ruffensor  almost 4 years ago

    With what’s been happening in my family over the years, nothing shocks me any more. For example, when transgendered daughter informed me she’s a lesbian, I told her she’d have to do a lot better than that to bother me.

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    Godfreydaniel  almost 4 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Speaking of gelding, don’t you wish Trump’s father would’ve been gelded and thus improved the hell out of the modern world?

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    jmarkoff2  almost 4 years ago

    I think of hermaphrodites and transitioning trans people as “it.” Some people refer to a person of unknown gender as “they” but I think this sounds silly, like the “royal we.” My new friend, who goes by the stage name Eugenia Slimesworth, is a transgender show woman who hasn’t had the operation yet, but plans to someday. You can google pictures of her wacky Cher-like appearance.

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    braindead Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    This MUST be the

    Sam and Janet evening

    that Sinatra sang about.

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    frogsandravens  almost 4 years ago

    The singular “they,” in the absence of any stated preference, is perfectly fine, both socially and grammatically. It actually has a long history to it.

    And unlike “it”, it doesn’t carry connotations that the person being referenced isn’t, well, a person.

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    David Huie Green-What can it hurt?(last words)  almost 4 years ago

    Hermaphrodites are people who started out as two people, one male, one female. The two fertilized eggs developed into a single embryo. Interestingly, last I checked, a hermaphrodite has one testicle, one ovary.

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    Sometimes this happens with 2 male eggs or two female eggs. A woman in Tallahassee gave birth to children when DNA test of cells collected by a mouth swab indicated he was not their mother but rather their aunt. Fraud was suspected and disproved when she gave birth to another “niece” with witnesses verifying the facts. DNA from other organs showed different origins.

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    There have been people convicted of rape based on confessions and eye-witness testimony but who were later released because DNA from mouth swabs did not match DNA from the rape victim.

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    I wonder if DNA from their semen would have matched. To my knowledge, nobody checked.

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    montessoriteacher  almost 4 years ago

    God created a woman with 3 boobs. She said what shall I do with the useless boob and god created man!

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    stepham  almost 4 years ago

    Sam, as one girl to another, you should definitely not waste any of your time or energy on a boy who can’t even commit to his own sex.

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    barister  almost 4 years ago

    This rascal is an airhead….the kind that will become an overpaid, underdeveloped CEO somewhere

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