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From: "wim prange" <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Version 3.0.21 Released (sex change)
Date: Sun, 18 May 2003 15:24:24 +0200
That's the best approach I think (and easiest implemented). Looking forward
to it, thanks.
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: William T. Flight [mailto:]
> Verzonden: zondag 18 mei 2003 13:18
> Onderwerp: Re: [GENBOX] Version 3.0.21 Released (sex change)
> > 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
> > 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.
> Hi Wim,
> 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
> gender-changing events.
> -- Bill
> William T. Flight
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "wim prange" <>
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> Sent: Saturday, May 17, 2003 10:46 PM
> Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Version 3.0.21 Released
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