Hey, i don’t want to get into a discussion about the use of pronouns just the technicality of it in Fl4ks specific case. A conversation with a mod got me thinking about the meaning of certain words and i wondered if TECHNICALLY, any of this even applies. So here i go.
Gender has 2 components, the physical and the social, from what i understand non binary people only refer to the social aspect(leaving a lot to be desired for on the physical). Since fl4k is not a biological life form but AI, created without any kind of sex organs and i assume not raised in any such paradigm, shouldn’t fl4k be completely outside of this all together. Fl4k is not non binary, fl4k is sexless and i don’t mean identifies as, i mean physically is without any sex organs.
What would a robot think about sex anyways. I imagine it would be a gross feature that meatbags like us have to deal with. To a robot it would look like nothing but a weakness, and it would be right.
So answer me this, if you were to write a robot into a story without the non binary stuff, generally you would either assign them a physical form that represents a gender and refer to them as such, or you would just use “it” as their pronoun. So what about fl4ks lore makes (them?) different, why does this robot care to identify themselves on such terms when nothing could be more irrelevant. I imagine if i were a robot gender would just be another term for weak, “it” would do fine.