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From: "William T. Flight" <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Version 3.0.21 Released (sex change)
Date: Sun, 18 May 2003 07:18:14 -0400
> Thanks for the update: especially for expanding the searchcapabilities,
> exclude options for citations and the reports.
> A nice thought is the addition of the "Other" Sex type. Out of curiosity:
> you think we will be able to change an individuals sex at a certain time
> life in Genbox? The sex is now considered an attribute that is fixed for
> someones entire life. I think it will be nice to have reports for an
> individual that starts with male grammar (he, son, etc.) and after a
> "defining" sexchange-event ends in female grammar.
Thanks for your thoughts on 3.0.21. Yes, I have considered possible ways to
allow the gender pronouns to be changed during the life of an individual. I
think it would require separate handling of "sex" and "gender": For
genealogical purposes, it is the sex at birth that is most significant
because it determines the potential role in reproduction. Gender would be
how the individual views himself, and that can change over his/her lifetime.
The choice for gender would determine the pronouns used on reports. I think
the best approach would be to leave "sex" as a permanent attribute as it is
now, and implement "gender" as an attribute with a defining event linked.
The program would use sex for pronoun choice in the absence of any
William T. Flight
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Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Version 3.0.21 Released
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