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Saturday, September 14, 2019

"What are the different gender identities?" asks a little boy in one of the nine new BBC Teach films put out to support the personal, social and health education (PSHE) curriculum in schools " to which his head teacher replies: "That's a really, really exciting question ... " Actually, it's not. And the answer is still less exciting. Which is perhaps why rather than give the boy a bald, biological and distinctly boring fact " "two" " the video cuts to a Relationships and Sex Education teacher, hopped-up on her own gaping-mindedness: "You know, there are so many gender identities," she enthuses. "We know that we have got male and female, but there are over 100, if not more, gender identities now."

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Interesting, I would think there would be as many genders as there are people ....

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Geez. And I thought NY state recognizing 3 of them was absurd.

www.capoliticalreview.com

California only recognizes three -- the usual two and non-binary. What a backwards state.

#1 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-14 04:51 PM | Reply

Garbage article as per the usual of Andrea's.

#2 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-09-14 05:18 PM | Reply

#2

Garbage post as per the usual of Laura's.

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-09-14 05:25 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Biological science-denialism from the BBC. And they claim the right is "anti-science." Good lord.

#4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-14 05:39 PM | Reply

100 seems a bit excessive and I'm pretty cool with the whole let people be who they are thing.

Personally I don't see how it affects me if there are 2 or 2000 genders recognized so I don't know why some people are getting their knickers in a twist over it. That said if you call yourself a Novigender Gynosexual I'm going to laugh at you for being a pretentious ass.

#5 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2019-09-14 05:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Biological science-denialism"

Social science is not a denial of biological science.

But it's cute that you've adopted the language of your oppressor, who oppress you by believing in climate change!

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-14 06:17 PM | Reply

#6 | Posted by snoofy I would suppose that your medical treatment should reflect one of the many new "genders" and exclude traditional science. So if you are a non-binary but have a genetic profile of XX, you don't need a pap smear or a test for cervical cancer? Don't need a breast x-ray to find evidence of breast cancer, or any test that is gender specific? Reality states otherwise.
Language of your oppressor? I guess you and all other XX should have to be subject to a military draft and do all of the dangerous and unpleasant work that women now have no interest in?
Maybe women have been unfairly privileged for too long.

#7 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-09-14 06:47 PM | Reply

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh Piers Mprgan's wife. Explains EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!

#8 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-09-14 06:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"So if you are a non-binary but have a genetic profile of XX, you don't need a pap smear or a test for cervical cancer?"

If you have a cervix, you should probably be tested for cervical cancer, and if you don't, then not so much.

It's sort of embarrassing that I had to type that, but this is the way you want to play it, so here we are.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-14 07:14 PM | Reply

#9 | Posted by snoofy, Yea, but now address the privilege that XX have being exempt from the draft.

#10 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-09-14 07:31 PM | Reply

I thought this to be an incredible exchange .... its almost cultish.
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#11 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-09-14 09:19 PM | Reply

Social science is not a denial of biological science.

Social "science" is feel good and not reproducible, its typically a narrative.

#12 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-09-14 09:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Yea, but now address the privilege that XX have being exempt from the draft."

Who cares? We can draft whoever we want. We just don't.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-14 09:29 PM | Reply

Hey, does this mean I can have a hundred times more sex? Aliens in there too? Reading.

#14 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-09-14 09:34 PM | Reply

No. Don't read that.

#15 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-09-14 09:35 PM | Reply

"Social "science" is feel good and not reproducible, its typically a narrative."

You are a cad.

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-14 09:42 PM | Reply

That said if you call yourself a Novigender Gynosexual I'm going to laugh at you for being a pretentious ass.

#5 | POSTED BYTAOWARRIORAT2019-09-14 05:54 PM|REPLY| FLAG:

I think that's most of what bothers most people right there though. It's just the whole pretentious have-to-be special thing where they can't even tell the difference between personality and gender.

What annoys me more is the cognitive dissonance where if someone on the right says there are gender differences - such as Damore did before Google canned him - the left freaks at the heresy that women could like different things than men and mess up their enforced diversity. Then they turn without missing a beat to talk about how different all 7000 genders are or whatever.

Like make up your damn minds before trying to make up ours for us at least.

#17 | Posted by zeropointnrg at 2019-09-14 10:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

100 or more?

Definitely.

Gender of the mind is a spectrum, it is not binary like gender of the body.

The discussion arises when trying to equate the gender of the body with the gender of the mind.

The mind is quite distinct from the physical body.

#18 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-09-14 11:15 PM | Reply

Gender in the mind is probably like a fingerprint or a snowflake. Each one is unique.

#19 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-09-15 12:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#19 ... Each one is unique. ...

Yup.

We seem to have great difficulties dealing with those folk whose mind says one thing and their body says something else.

The body is assigned one of two modes.

The mind has infinite modes.

What happens when the mode of the mind does not agree with the mode of the body?


#20 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-09-15 01:00 AM | Reply

100 genders? What a load of malarkey.

#21 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-09-15 01:13 AM | Reply

This reminds me of that joke about the Christian and the Atheist have more in common than not.

Out of all of the countless gods in all of the mythologies in the world, the number they don't believe is is only different by one.

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-15 01:17 AM | Reply

If it was true there are 100+ genders, wouldn't the differentiation among them be so slight and/or clinical only an expert can determine a person's correct gender?

I've always been a little disappointed we don't read and hear more about mental evaluation processes associated with gender dysphoria.

Even today I trust people go through some sort of objective mental evaluation before they take it upon themselves to make such a crucial decision and are not unduly influenced by people unqualified to give them advice.

#23 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2019-09-15 09:06 AM | Reply

Bill,

Yes you have to see a therapist before anything medical can be done then before you start hormones you have to go to an endocrinologist to make sure your hormones are ok then if they determine that everything is fine you see the therapist again, then back to the endocrinologist who prescribes the hormones. The process can take over a year because the therapist will try and work out any issues you have that might be influencing you. You generally have to live as the other gender for a year as well before they will start you on hormones. Once you have started hormones I have heard of some therapist that will stop you after one month for a month to see if you still feel the same. I haven't heard of anyone not starting back in those cases but it's probably a good last min. check since hormones can screw with the way you think.

It's not as willy-nilly as the anti-trans folks would have you believe.

#24 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2019-09-15 11:58 AM | Reply

Bruce Jenner was born XY chromosome. He will die XY chromosome. Lopping off or denying a body part won't change that. You can't pick and choose which science to believe.

#25 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-09-15 12:18 PM | Reply

Really, libertarianism is at odds with gender self-determination?

#26 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-15 01:34 PM | Reply

#26

Not me, not sure which of the folks on this thread claim to be libertarian besides me. When you find an anti-trans, anti-gay libertarian you have found yourself an embarrassed republican.

#27 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2019-09-15 04:10 PM | Reply

>Bruce Jenner was born XY chromosome. He will die XY chromosome.
Oi guvnah that's hates peach!!

#28 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-09-16 01:50 AM | Reply

It may be hoped that in time anybody will be able to persuade anybody of anything if he can catch the patient young and is provided by the State with money and equipment.
This subject will make great strides when it is taken up by scientists under a scientific dictatorship. Anaxagoras maintained that snow is black, but no one believed him. The social psychologists of the future will have a number of classes of school children on whom they will try different methods of producing an unshakable conviction that snow is black. Various results will soon be arrived at. First, that the influence of home is obstructive. Second, that not much can be done unless indoctrination begins before the age of ten. Third, that verses set to music and repeatedly intoned are very effective. Fourth, that the opinion that snow is white must be held to show a morbid taste for eccentricity. But I anticipate. It is for future scientists to make these maxims precise and discover exactly how much it costs per head to make children believe that snow is black, and how much less it would cost to make them believe it is dark gray. Although this science will be diligently studied, it will be rigidly confined to the governing class

~Bertrand Russell

#29 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-09-16 01:54 AM | Reply

"Snow is black", and "men are women" or vice-versa. You have been pre-programmed to believe this and other things which humiliate you and rob you of your agency on a daily basis because you aren't able, or unwilling, to make very simple discriminations of which very young children are able, and you will LOVE it or else be branded a bigot.

#30 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-09-16 01:57 AM | Reply

BBC: there are infinity genders, races, and sexual orientations. They are all equal, and everyone will fug everyone until we're all the same colour. But huwhite heterosexual Christian males are uniquely evil! Go get 'em!!

#31 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-09-16 02:04 AM | Reply

What annoys me more is the cognitive dissonance where if someone on the right says there are gender differences - such as Damore did before Google canned him - the left freaks at the heresy that women could like different things than men and mess up their enforced diversity. Then they turn without missing a beat to talk about how different all 7000 genders are or whatever.

#17 | POSTED BY ZEROPOINTNRG

Bears repeating.

What a bunch of nonsense. The pretentiousness of having to declare oneself as special. Get over yourselves.

#32 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-09-16 10:39 AM | Reply

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