Saturday, February 18, 2017
Punished for thinking the truth.
How can someone be smart enough to get into Harvard, yet not smart enough to know that there are only two genders?
Yet again, the non-hetero community amazes me. And, now that I think of it, why don't non-hetero people call their community the "NHC"? I mean, when I was pulled into this culture war, my attackers called themselves, "glbt." Now, it's "lgbt." But in the linked article below it's "BGLTQ+." What?! How am I supposed to keep up with the ever-changing, alphabet-soup-mix of the glbt community?
Is anybody else suddenly hungry for a sandwich? I now want a bacon, guacamole, lettuce, and tomato sandwich from Quiznos!
"Students said that such a setup was insufficient because it implied that the “gender binary” was “normal.” “Calling gender non-conformity or any gender non-binary identity ‘extra’ is sort of tactless nomenclature,” one student told the Harvard Crimson."
"The task may be difficult. As Kuang points out, in order to create matches, the program has to separate users into specific categories and then compare the data they input into the system. Without some categories, the program simply won’t work —but it’s also impossible to make enough categories to encompass everyone of every gender, particularly those whose gender is highly individualized."
Full info here.