Originally Posted by Locu5
Why would Kidspatula's gender make her opinion any more or less valid? I see no reason why someone's reproductive organs, would make them any more or less resistant to criticism, nor why it might exclude them from backing up opinions with evidence, or providing explanation for why one would hold an opinion.
Calling that into question is merely a way to deflect criticism and avoid addressing the issue at hand.
It is simply not relevant to my line of questioning.
That being said, I don't think I have ever declared my own gender, though I may have made reference to prior relationships. Assuming I was female, why would I care if I was attempting to engage a discussion (clearly, no actual discusion is going on here, rather a serious of retorts in response to a query for rational discussion), with another female.
Assuming I was male, as I recall, from elementry school, girls trading verbal jabs with boys was a way of atraccting attention. I doubt that is the case in this situation.