The other day I reported on the new, quite onerous race and gender reporting being proposed by the Obama Administration. One thought I had when I was thinking how we might implement this -- the forms only have two gender options, Male and Female.
For most of us, that might seem almost tautological, but for certain gender warriors this is an act of hostility beyond imagination. How can the government assume people only self-identify in 2 genders? What about Agender, Androgyne, Androgynous, Bigender, Cis, Cisgender, Cis Female, Cis Male, Cis Man, Cis Woman, Cisgender Female, Cisgender Male, Cisgender Man, Cisgender Woman, Female to Male, FTM, Gender Fluid, Gender Nonconforming, Gender Questioning, Gender Variant, Genderqueer, Intersex, Male to Female, MTF, Neither, Neutrois, Non-binary, Other, Pangender, Trans, Trans*, Trans Female, Trans* Female, Trans Male, Trans* Male, Trans Man, Trans* Man, Trans Person, Trans* Person, Trans Woman, Trans* Woman, Transfeminine, Transgender, Transgender Female, Transgender Male, Transgender Man, Transgender Person, Transgender Woman, Transmasculine, Transsexual, Transsexual Female, Transsexual Male, Transsexual Man, Transsexual Person, Transsexual Woman, and Two-Spirit?
What we need is for the gender warriors to tie up this regulation in 15 or 20 years of litigation.
(By the way, each new gender added, by the nature of how the data reporting is set up, adds an additional 1800 fields to the report).