Monday, 30 August 2021

Gender, what the 'eck is it?

It’s a funny world. Especially in the West. Where we have hour long, nay, week long discussions whether we are male, female, or none of the above. Whole books are written with ideas of how to dress if you are born male but feel you have a vag*na. Whilst the rest of the world worries what to have for breakfast being the only chance for food for the day, we bluster on about same-sex. Whatever. But it is worrying when policies have to be produced such as the one in the Met (Metropolitan Police aka Scotland Yard – the London police) outlining in some detail what it is all about. The following makes it crystal clear what bobbies have to know and will probably have to sit an exam to see whether they are male, female, or non-binary. This is from their report:

There are three key aspects of gender:
Gender Identity – What gender the individual identifies with. • Gender Presentation – How an individual wishes to present their gender.
• Biological Sex – What biological markers (genitalia, chromosomes etc.) an
individual has.

Biological sex is largely assigned at birth, depending on the appearance of the genitals. Gender identity is the gender that a person ‘identifies’ with or feels
themselves to be, and gender presentation is how they wish to present their gender
to the outside world. While biological sex and gender identity are the same for most people, this isn’t the case for everyone. For example, some people may have male anatomy, but identify as female, while others many not feel they’re definitively either male or female. This disparity between sex and gender identity can lead to distressing and painful feelings that are called gender dysphoria. Gender dysphoria is a recognised medical condition. It is not a mental illness. An umbrella term for people who do not identify solely with a single gender is “non-binary gender”.

Now that you know that, have a quick look in your pants to see which one you are. All Met officers apparently have to do this now. Besides there are to be discussions whether the uniform has to be non-sexist. Even Peter Thatchell has an opinion, God help us all. No difference between what men and women wear. It is beginning to look awfully like it has been depicted in some films and in books, a world where everyone looks the same. EXACTLY the same. Same clothes, same vacant expression. We might even end up in an enclosed space, an enormous bubble where humans live till 40 and then are done away with like in the 70’s film “Logan’s Run” (Michael York and Jenny Agutter). Only we cannot distinguish between characters as they all look exactly alike. So, who kisses who? I don’t know, it could be the cat. Even so, for police officers to have to go through this drivel is yet another nail in the coffin. It is sad that we have to pander to the opinions of an idiotic minority who will tell all and sundry how to live, how to dress, how to behave and also tell us whether we should be male, female or none of the above. Well, I’m male and I am damned if I will question my gender. But you can, just don’t tell me!

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