Friday, April 27, 2012

A to Z - X Chromosome

I break into the usual A to Z post with a query update. Got a request for a full from a publisher I submitted to in February. I'm excited they liked the 15% that I sent them enough to want to read the entire book. 

Can I squeeee?  

And then wait--but I'll be writing and querying while I do that, so don't worry. ;)

Definitionthe sex chromosome that is present in both sexes: singly in males and doubly in females; "human females normally have two X chromosomes"

See, there really is a difference between boys and girls--outside of the obvious.

This video is a little long but incredibly informative if you've ever wondered why you couldn't make sense of the way your other gender acquaintances think. There are shorter versions, but I like especially that part where he compares how men try to help women (and vice versa) with their problems. 

To me, understanding the motivation behind the way the help is offered changes how I view it. And helps me appreciate that my husband really isn't the idiot I used to think he was. He's just different than me. That's not a bad thing. 

Though, I will confess that it's a little scary that recent research has hinted the Y-chromosome could be on the way to oblivion. I'm glad that's being debated. Of the five children I birthed, four carry Y chromosomes. I'm kind of fond of them.

What do you think? Are you one of those people who think men and women are essentially the same but with different reproductive parts? Or are you one who goes, "Duh!"?


  1. Good news about your script.
    Very interesting read, It is strange how chromozones can alter our lives.


  2. Duh.

    Congratulations on your request!

  3. Congrats on the request, I hope they like the whole thing!

    That is a great clip. Yes, there are differences. I think we live in a time where we're so sensitive about offending each other (not just men and women, but pretty much all across the board) that it's almost not OK to admit we *are* different. The differences may be subtle, and there may be considerable overlap, but they are there. Vive le difference!

  4. Here's a cyber squeeze (( )). Congrats on the request. Best of luck.

    I am a total 'duh.' Haha... I'd say men and woman are planets apart, at least at times. lol

  5. Congrats on the request! How awesome!

  6. yes, Yes, YES on the request. I'm doing a happy dance for you. I don't have time to watch that video now, but I'll be back. I do want to say 'Viva la difference!'

  7. Fingers crossed...

    The male "helping" gene is the source of a lot of conflict. I'm hoping evolution works to phase that out. :P

  8. I'm in the Duh camp!

    I'm so excited for you!!! Do you and hubby have a "getting published" plan? It better be bigger than your 10 rejections = dinner plan :) I'll say a little prayer for you.

  9. I hope you're squeeing! I'm squeeing for you over here!

  10. Congrats and I'm on the "Duh" side too. As much as the genders want to be the same or act like it, there are always differences.

  11. CONGRATULATIONS! That is awesome news! Good luck!

    Uh, in answer to your question: We are different. Definitely different. LOL I'm 100% positive about that! Well, I'm told we're different, too! :)

    And I'm now also following you! Yay! ;)

  12. Congratulations on the request, Donna! Good luck! :D

  13. SQUEEEE!!! Yay for directly querying a publisher and double YAY for the request! So excited for you and I hope they offer you a deal.

    The Eagle's Aerial Perspective did a great post on the X chromosome today too. I didn't get a lot of what he said, but basically it was the same thing, that the Y is on its way out. Kind of scary, but it proves that men and women are totally different, and why men have historically tried to keep women down. Now we know why! They're running scared! Teehee!

  14. happy dancing!!!! So excited for you!

    And I'm fascinated by the differences between men and women.

  15. Very happy about your full request. Wishing you the best with it!!

    I would have to say I'm in the Duh camp. I understand that we have equality moments. Heck, if a man and woman do the same job, the exact same job, she shouldn't get paid less just because she's a woman. But I do know there are differences beyond a man having external genitalia and a woman having hers secreted within her chopstix. Our brains have certain differences.

  16. Yeah, congrats on your cool is that!?
    now about men and women-they are so different and whoever wrote that book 'men are from Mars and women are from Venus' well, they were dead on right!

  17. Yes you should definitely squee! Congrats! Hope we hear good news!

    and I think there are more differences between men and women than a chromosome! We are created so differently.

  18. What???? You mean my husband isn't really an idiot. Hmmmm.

    CONGRATS! on the publisher request. *does happy dance* :D

  19. I like my Y chromosome though!
    Congratulations on the full request.

  20. Congratulations on the request! :) You're definitely entitled to squee about it.

    I do think men and women are different--but that's not to say there aren't big differences between people of the same gender, too.

    The Eagle's Aerial Perspective

  21. Congrats on the full request.

    Funny video, and I didn't know the Y chromosome was going through changes.

  22. I think that's worth a squee. Make it a little squee if you're worried ;) Congrats! And I hope they fall in love with the whole manuscript!


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