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. ;)
Definition: the 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!"?