Friday, February 14, 2014

Facebook Redefines Gender

Ever the progressive force in American culture, Facebook Is now allowing people to choose their own genders. People are not sufficiently confused already, so Facebook wants to add to the mental mayhem.

It used to be that people were born male and female. It used to be that parents were thrilled to know that “It’s a boy,” or “It’s a girl.”

Now, it turns out that biology has made so many mistakes that progressive America feels obliged to help it out. You see, your gender is what you believe it to be, what you wish it to be, what you hope it to be.

Anything, but what it is.

We live in a mind over matter world, a world where you are what you think you are.

For those who reject male and female gender designations, Facebook helpfully offers the following options:

Agender
Androgyne
Androgynous
Bigender
Non-Binary
Male to Female
Female to Male
Trans
Trans Female
Trans Male
Trans Man
Trans Person
Cs
Cs Female
Cs Male
Cs Woman
Cs Man
Cs Gender
Csgender Male
Csgender Female
Csgender Man
Csgender Woman
Gender Fluid
Gender Nonconforming
Gender Questioning
Gender Variant
Genderqueer
Neither
Neutrois
FTM
MTF
Trans*
Trans* Female
Trans* Woman
Transgender Female
Transgender Male
Other
Intersex
Transsexual
Transsexual Man
Transsexual Woman
Transsexual Person
Transsexual Male
Transsexual Female
Trans Masculine
Trans* Male
Trans* Man
Two Spirit
Pangender

You would think that this list covers all of the available options.

It doesn’t.

It has omitted three that I can think of offhand:

Undecided.
I Don’t Want to Know.
What difference, at this point, does it make?

21 comments:

n.n said...

I think you summarized the list with one descriptor: confused. It seems reasonable to tolerate confusion to the extent it can be tolerated, but there is no justifiable reason to normalize it.

It's not what you believe it to be, but what you want it to be. They don't promote belief or trust, but emotional appeals and gratification. This is a progression related to their self-esteem doctrine. It's how they manage to rationalize a multitude of dysfunctional behaviors as normal or even good.

So, the question is why are they doing it? From a purely objective perspective, it is exploitation by a minority to promote evolutionary dysfunction among their competing interests. Traditional morality is designed to preserve individual dignity and promote evolutionary fitness. Progressive morality is designed to normalize confusion and promote corruption.

The dodos voluntarily join the Dodo Dynasty. The charitable minority is overjoyed that the problem set can be reduced without resorting to an involuntary population control protocol. Do we still criticize China for their human rights violations? I think whatever moral high ground we once enjoyed has been more than neutralized by normalization of degenerate behaviors.

Anonymous said...

What in the world are Cs, Cs male, and Cs female?

Janet Roesler

Janet Roesler said...

I didn't mean to be anonymous, but the choices are confusing.

Stuart Schneiderman said...

Glad you asked. In principle, cisgender refers to what we used to call men and women. That is, people who were born male and identify as men and people who were born female and identify as women. As for the variations, I'm also lost.

The term even has its own Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cisgender

Janet Roesler said...

So what does Cs stand for - Created sex?

Stuart Schneiderman said...

Apparently, it is originally a Latin word meaning: on the same side. It is also used in a number of sciences where it has meanings that I do not understand. I imagine that it was adopted to give the category the air of science.

Kath said...

Can you imagine the confusion if someone checks off the wrong box?

Lastango said...

I like the list... it lampoons PoMo degenderization by the very effort to advance the cause. The best way to improve on this self-ridicule would be to make the list even longer, and to champion the voices of those who feel their own group or self was left out.

Gender Justice for all! I call for each person to come out as their own non-gender.

Me, well, today I'm the unimaginable Vaginal Penis. And if I'm not something else tomorrow, then I'm chained by self-patriarchy, and need to free me from me.

Ps. Anybody here self-identify as a Virtual? Facebook me, you hot little Trans-Techno.

U. Ville said...

With a separate restroom for each, I suppose.

Ares Olympus said...

Do each need a unique pronoun too?

I also just heard of cisgender for ordinary boring unoppressed people.

I do like the "restroom" ideal - two doors - pick your gender as you see yourself, and if anyone screams or laughs at you, try the other one to make people feel more comfortable.

If people scream or laugh in both doors, then you're officially oppressed, and you can write a book about your experiences.

Stuart Schneiderman said...

Certain problems do arise when students are allowed to choose which locker room and which shower they will use.

Glengarry said...

All that and they still left out the hermaphrodites.

Sam L. said...

And then there are animal, mineral, and vegetable. (Sayeth the broccoli.)(No, more asparagus.) (Definitely not a brussels sprout.)

Anonymous said...

How did we ever fall into this pit of confusion and victimology? It is always spoken of as "liberating" in our left-wing media, but how many people has it led into lives of confusion, loneliness and unhappiness? How many people has it destroyed by alienating them from their true nature? I suspect the number is far higher than will ever be admitted by our leftist cultural overlords. I will do all I can to keep my family and children away from this nonsense.

Anonymous said...

A pansy who lived in Khartoum,
Took a lesbian up to his room.
They argued all night,
Over who had the right,
To do what, and with which, and To whom.

Sam L. said...

Well, it's not Facebook defining, but Facebook giving options. One of which should be Something Other Than Above.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know there was such a thing as Gender Fluid.

Is this something I need to be checking?

Anonymous said...

If I can choose my gender can I choose my race/ethnicity?

n.n said...
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n.n said...

Facebook is the preferred social platform of yesterday's generation. It is desperate to reinvent itself in order to appeal to the next generation of indoctrinated youth.

Sam L.:

The fruits and veggies are alive. Just because they lack a traditional nervous system and, more importantly, a cuteness factor, doesn't mean they should be treated unethically -- PETFV (... Fruits and Veggies)

Anonymous:

PC is Progressive Corruption, Progressive Confusion, and perhaps other negative behaviors. Despite the frequent and often wild contortions, progressive merely describes a monotonic process with diverse qualifications by individual and group.

and Anonymous:

Yes, you can choose your race/ethnicity, and tribal heritage. You can even choose your skin color with some effort. However, beware, your trans-racial/ethnic/tribal preference will only provide a return when it can be exploited for leverage.

and Anonymous:

Change your Gender Fluid (GF) with each locker room -- the pro-choice position

Lastango said...

IIRC, Gender Fluid is checked by a dipstick. And dipsticks ought to be consulted only infrequently.