Transgender, Agender, Androgyne…WHAT?

Will Oremus of Slate wrote this article, which someone sent to me.  The information in italics, below, is included in that article.  I had to blog it just out of curiosity…I’m curious what YOU THINK:

Facebook on Thursday added more than 50 custom gender options for users who don’t identify simply as “male” or “female.” While this was welcome news to LGBTQ advocates, the company did not publish a list of all the options, leaving users to begin typing into an empty text field in order to bring up a drop-down menu of autocomplete choices. (The site does not seem to allow users to simply leave the field blank, or to type in a gender identifier that is not among the preset options.)

Facebook told me it has no plans to publish a comprehensive list of the choices it offers. So we took it upon ourselves to reconstruct it by typing each letter of the alphabet into the text field, one at a time, and transcribing the options that appeared. We found 56 custom options, bringing the total number of options to 58 including male and female. Please note that it’s possible that the list below is not complete. If you find one that we missed, please feel free to point it out in the comments and we’ll update accordingly.

  • 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
  • Two-Spirit

Here’s one reason why we have a list like this:

“There’s going to be a lot of people for whom this is going to mean nothing, but for the few it does impact, it means the world,” said Facebook software engineer Brielle Harrison, who worked on the project and is herself undergoing gender transformation, from male to female. On Thursday, while watchdogging the software for any problems, she said she was also changing her Facebook identity from Female to TransWoman.”

You know, I believe in ‘live and let live’ but THIS?  “Two SPIRIT?”  “Neither?”  WHAT?

Am I just OLD FASHIONED?  Are YOU?!!   My question for my Comments page is;  How do societies thrive when individuals don’t even know what or who they are, or what to call themselves?   HOW??

Z

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27 Responses to Transgender, Agender, Androgyne…WHAT?

  1. John M. Berger says:

    Add:
    . Bisexual Built For Two

  2. Imp says:

    Will a Trans woman get a uterus? Will he get monthly cramps? Will he get pregnant?
    No? Then it’s simply a man with makeup, a fetish for woman’s clothing and a name change. Nothing changes the DNA / chromosomes. Hear that Bradley…errrr…”Chelsea”.

  3. They need a few more categories… Stupid, Character Deficient, Mollycoddling Mollycodler, etc.

  4. Kid says:

    What about the people who get reconstructive bone surgery around their face and have cat whiskers added – Trans Cat, or the ones who have bone added to make themselves look like satan – Trans Beast? Then there is the hildebeast, what is she actually TransWildebeast? They’re missing a lot of categories if you ask me.
    What is the difference between cis male and cis man ?
    Bigender is hermaphrodite right? Why create a new name.
    When will the military adopt these new gender identifiers?
    Oh well.

  5. What insanity!

    Our society is unraveling.

  6. Sparky says:

    This is really sad. The drug of social media, that siren call, seems to make many forget who they are: children of God. We’re not suppose to worry about “who we are” but instead about how we can better please Him. It may not be the End of Days, but American society has become like Sodom and Gomorrah in more ways than one.

  7. silverfiddle says:

    John M. Berger gets my vote for comment of the week!

    Camille Paglia has some timely commentary:

    http://reason.com/reasontv/2015/03/19/everythings-amazing-and-camille-paglia-i

    Z: You’re not old-fashioned. This is what America does. It starts with a good and noble ideal and blows it all out of proportion and turns it into a farce.

  8. Mustang says:
    How do societies thrive when individuals don’t even know what or who they are, or what to call themselves?

    The beginning of history is at that time when mankind began to record human events. Before history is only guesswork … but if you go back in time as far as possible, you will find that there have always been people who do not know who or what they are. Until recently, however, this was rare and simple to manage. In early days, members of the tribe simply whacked him/her/it on the side of their head with a large stone axe—which simplified the problem with aberrent behavior, or the individual shunned, or the person exiled from the community. We do not whack people any more, but I am thinking we probably should. Do our kids really need to know that there are whack-o’s as they struggle to become a normal human adult?

    We actually do not need 50 custom gender options. We only need one: Idiot.

  9. John M. Berger says:

    One possible redeeming factor here is that many, falling into this alphabet of abnormality, will NOT be able to procreate. One probable down-side is that they are likely allowed to adopt.

  10. Lisa says:

    Give us your poor, your tired, your huddled masses and your freaks.

  11. Baysider says:

    Not a promise to us, but a great principle and one we may be seeing in action today: Obey the Lord …. blessings & prosperity. Disobey …. curses, confusion, and frustration in all you undertake. (Deut 28).

  12. I know what to call them, Z. SICK!

  13. Silverlady says:

    ‘Tranny’, slang meaning, NOT a ‘transmission’ for an automotive engine.

    I agree with Mal & Mustang. Very, very sick idiots.

  14. Kid says:

    From the news… Ryan Reynolds confirms daughter’s name is James

  15. Mustang,
    We actually do not need 50 custom gender options. We only need one: Idiot.

    No kidding!

    It’s so depressing to watch what’s happening to America. And the devolution is picking up speed, too.

  16. geeez2014 says:

    John, excellent new category! And yes, most cannot procreate; Hallelujah!

    Imp; at least we didn’t end up paying for “CHelsea”‘s sex change operation, right? Honestly, if we had, I’d say we should pay for EVERY nut’s operation….why do jailbirds get MORE than those who don’t commit crimes, right? We are SO LOST. I do believe we pay for CHELSEA’S meds for changing, however.

    rnsc….Farmer John; I often look at your blog but am just too dumb to understand your posts; I’m sorry not to comment and I appreciate your coming here, anyhow 🙂

    Kid..THE MILITARY! With this sickening Pentagon, it should happen any day; what a horrid thought.

    Sparky; Amen to that…well said.

    Mustang..”Idiot” is right….and I’m not averse to a whacking! 🙂
    But mostly, I’d just say:

    LIVE YOUR LIFE….one doesn’t need a new category…you’re born one way and that’s that……If you feel you’re the other sex..do whatever you have to do, but don’t POLLUTE with this madness!

    Lisa: Right! Or change HUDDLED MASSES for MUDDLED ASSES 🙂

    Baysider; even back THEN they knew confusion doesn’t work; thanks for the reminder!

    Mal and SF: SICK SICK SICK

    Kid…who IS Ryan REynolds…and JAMES for a girl?

    AOW: It IS PICKING UP SPEED and SO SO SO DEPRESSING! I see the adorable children my young friends are having and it breaks my heart they will NEVER KNOW a non-leftist country of people who value character, don’t get their freedoms taken away,….etc etc.

  17. geeez2014 says:

    Today, a young woman who teaches dance said “But East Coast schools are full of Conservatives, aren’t they? The Ivy Leagues?” She was TOTALLY in earnest………
    This is a rather bright young woman! Where do they GET THIS STUFF? People STILL think Wall St is all Republicans! It cracks me UP!
    the media’s done SUCH a good job lying, and this WH wins the BIG AWARD for mischaracterizations, lies and destroying…everything.

  18. Imp says:

    @Z..”we didn’t end up paying for “CHelsea”‘s sex change operation, right? ”

    What’s to pay…Mustang, Kid and me would gladly give him his sex change for free. We’d take about 5 minutes too.

  19. Angel says:

    front seat watching our world unravel……………sigh

  20. FB says:

    I am offended by this list. They forgot Male Frog for me.

  21. FB says:

    Actually I just checked and you can add whatever you want to your gender. So I added “Male Frog.” Makes me happy.

  22. My wife worked for a guy who decided he wanted to leave his wife, be his true self (went from Jim to Jamie Lynne) found a Brazilian girlfriend and embarrassed every woman in the plant with his behavior.
    Did a presentation at the all employee meeting and when the AC came up, he looked at his blouse and everyone else could see what came up. Giggled and said “Oh My!”.
    So now he’s a lesbian tranny.
    Still not happy.
    Once commented to my wife on her predilection for listening to Christian radio at her desk in her office: “You’re different, Scherie.”
    To think the Price that was paid to set these clowns free.

  23. geeez2014 says:

    Ed…a lesbian tranny….MY GOSH. If he liked girls so much, why not stay a GUY, right?
    Yes, Scherie is different…thank the Lord most of us are!

    FB..that’s funny!! 🙂

    Imp: Loretta Bobbett, anybody? !!

  24. Imp says:

    @Z…Imp Bobbett, Mustang Bobbett, Kid Bobet, Ed Bobbett…and so on.

  25. Mustang says:

    @ FB
    Bingo. The longer the list, the greater the opportunity someone will be offended.

  26. jerrydablade says:

    Oh my word Z… I had no idea there were so many categories in the Land of the progressive lost. Trans-Sleestaks?

  27. cube says:

    What a mind blowing array of weirdness. I’m glad it was so easy for me… I liked boys and later men.

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