Originally posted by Hedonism Bot:
The problem is, we're all using human labels for aliens, when there is really no parallel except possibly the term "hermaphrodite".
Even that isn't quite accurate. A hermaphrodite would be able to impregnate a female, or be impregnated by a male, but would not be able to be impregnated by a female.
Originally posted by Evil Abe:
There are at least two-forms of the Amphibian species.
No, there are merely individuals who happen to look male to us, and individuals who happen to look female to us.
There are robots who appear to be either male or female, but they're not. Check the crotch. Nothing.
I don't believe they can be hermaphrodites because won't Kif be someones Smizmarv if he was in a traditional relationship and the Grand Midwife doesn't ask about it.
Kif was by himself, so she asked him where his smizmar was. Do you think that she should have asked, "Where is the person of whom you are the smizmar?"
If Kif is not a male then why is he interested in Amy.
If his species doen't have seperate genders, why should Kif care one way or the other about Amy's gender? He might not even understand the concept of gender. (I'm sure that he knows what it means in a biological sense, but the sociological baggage that goes along with it is probably incomprehensible to him.)
Also, Kif lives and works among humans who tend to consider him to be male. Most human males are attracted to females, so Kif may unconsciously feel more comfortable with the idea of only dating female humans. It's also possible that female humans simply happen to embody more of the traits that Kif considers to be attractive in an ideal mate.
If he is female then that would make him a lesbian.
He isn't female; he just isn't male either.
Would that make Amy a lesbian then?
Personally, I always assumed that Amy was bisexual, even before seeing "Kif Gets Knocked Up a Knotch". Amy does seem to consider Kif to be male, though.
What would it make him or Amy if he was a hermaphrodite?
It makes them two people in a loving, commited relationship. Do you really need other labels?