Just an idle thought...but I was wondering why so many of our members neglect to indicate whether or not they are male or female in their profiles? Although it may not be a big deal compared to the larger issues we discuss here, sometimes I am unsure how to address a person when I reply to a posting, especially if I go to look at their profile and can't tell if they are a sister or brother. This no doubt will cause needless embarrassment as it has for me already by leaving open the possibility of addressing someone in the wrong manner not knowing if they are a sister or brother. Surely a person shouldn't have a reason to not reveal whether or not they are male or female, or perhaps they do have a compelling reason to keep that a secret? I can see some folk wanting to keep thier ages a secret or other personal information such as emails etc., but knowing whether or not you are a sister or brother ahead of time would clear up any confusions and save needless moments of waiting to find out if you addressed someone wrong...again. Anyone care to share thier thoughts on this?