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Dave 126 Silver badge


Look at xkcd cartoons. Sometimes the focus of his cartoon is a relationship between a man and a woman - the stick-figure with longer hair is the female, or sometimes a stick-figure is given a beard to denote maleness. The sexes of his figures are central to these cartoons.

Most of the time though, his cartoons are just aboput two physicists, or a doctor and a patient, or whoever. Sometimes he might make a doctor (stick-figure with white coat and clipboard) female (plus long hair) even though it doesn't affect the joke.

So, I guess I'm comparing pro-nouns with cartoon pony tails....

To cite the man himself:

"The role of gender in society is the most complicated thing I’ve ever spent a lot of time learning about, and I’ve spent a lot of time learning about quantum mechanics."


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