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Teen students in UK given 25 gender options

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The United Kingdom is giving school children a diverse array of 25 options when it comes to identifying themselves on a government-sponsored gender survey, which includes “tri-gender,” “genderqueer,” and “in the middle of boy and girl.”

The survey given to 13- to 18-year-old teens in Brighton, U.K., was produced by the government-sponsored Children’s Commissioner for England. It is described by many as being bizarre and misleading, at best.

Teens were prompted to check “as many as they wanted” on the questionnaire, which included “demi-boy,” “agender,” and “gender fluid” alongside the traditional options of “boy,” “girl,” “male” and “female.”

The U.K.-based Christian Institute argues that it is “totally misleading” for the government to give the new controversial terms equal weight to the traditional ones.

Public outcry

According to one columnist in a Brighton newspaper, U.K. schools are “unnecessarily making all teenagers question their basic identity,” while an editorial posted in the Daily Mail called the questions “frankly bizarre,” noting that it only produced “uncertainty and distress in the minds of all-too-vulnerable adolescents.”

The city council sent the survey to every secondary school in the cities of Brighton and Hove, according to The Argus, Brighton’s local newspaper. The purpose of the survey was explained by the Children’s Commissioner’s office, which insisted that it would help to reveal “how gender matters to young people.”

After a number of newspaper inquiries were made, the gender survey was withdrawn for the time-being. In lieu of the decision, it was announced by a spokesman with the Children’s Commissioner’s Office that the controversial question will not be included in the future versions of its student survey.

The question in the survey at the center of the controversy was number 13, which asked, “How do you define your gender?” The loaded question was followed by more than two dozen options from which secondary school students had to choose.

The selection list included: “Agender,” “All genders,” “Androgynous,” “Bi-gender,” “Boy,” “Demi-boy,” “Demi-girl,” “Female,” “Gender fluid,” “Gender nonconforming,” “Genderqueer,” “Girl,” “In the middle of boy and girl,” “Intersex,” “Male,” “Non-binary,” “Not sure,” “Others (please state),” “Rather not say,” “Tomboy,” “Trans-boy,” “Trans-girl,” Tri-gender,” “Young man” and “Young woman.”

Why the confusion?

Christian Institute Deputy Director Simon Calvert maintains that there are simply two sexes — not 20-plus genders — and that the survey only incited confusion and jesting.

“[Giving children so many option will spur answers] across the spectrum — not least from kids who want to make fun of the whole thing,” Calvert contends. “But for some children, it will be profoundly confusing to find out that there are adults who don’t seem to know that boys are boys and girls are girls.”

He says that prompting children to identify themselves with confusing labels does not help them, but actually contributes to the emerging social problems of our times — creating a safety issue.

“We feel for people who struggle with gender dysphoria but we must not let our sympathy for them outweigh our sympathy for the great mass of children who need to feel safe and protected in school,” Calvert continued.

The British Christian leader insists that the distinctions given in the Bible about human sexuality are the given by God to safeguard them from falling into all types of deviant attitudes, behaviors, and lifestyles.

“To feel safe, children need to know there are some simple boundaries in life,” Calvert explains. “The basic biological categories of male and female are amongst the most simple and fundamental boundaries of all.”

It is argued that adults must lead the younger generations to understanding and clarity on their sexuality — not lead them toward confusion and sexually deviant behaviors that are detrimental to their physical, emotional and spiritual health to forward an agenda.

“We must not intrude on childhood by deliberately confusing school children about what makes a boy a boy or a girl a girl just to satisfy adult political agendas,” Calvert concludes. “We must protect children from being made to feel that passing phases of confused feelings about themselves — which many go through — must be turned into life-changing moral and political decisions.”

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  1. Mr_Scruffy_Retired February 1, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Dang! Liberals are really weird, no matter where they live.

    I wonder why identifying as a leprechaun was not among the choices? 🙂

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  2. heretic February 1, 2016 at 9:22 am

    I noticed that “Normal” is not on that list.

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    • vietnamvet February 1, 2016 at 11:12 am

      If that option had been available, they would also needed to provide the antithesis … sexual deviant.

      You see, when ‘unusual ideas’ are called by accurately descriptive labels, they are not nearly as much fun.

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    • copakeman February 1, 2016 at 11:40 am

      Normal means “other” I think. I can’t believe the majority, if not all, of the students who fill out this form, will take this questionnaire seriously. I am sure the answers will be taken serious and many new gender laws will be passed. Laws costing the local government a lot of cash to solve nothing.

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    • Recce1 February 1, 2016 at 4:36 pm

      Heritic, the categories, boy, male, young-man, and girl, female, young women; all of them “normal” and which could have been condensed into two groups, male and female, were provided. But I supposed they weren’t so as to engender confusion among the teens so as to get more strange selections for the liberal so they could further their agendas as to, well…, I want to use good language here about them them so I won’t say it. 😉

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      ltuser February 2, 2016 at 4:05 pm

      But if they are teens, there shouldn’t be a confusion between if they are boy/girl and man/woman, since they are NOT men/women yet (well legally at least).

      What i would love ot know is did they explain what all those others meant? Such as what exactly is the difference between being Gender-queer, Bi gender and Gender fluid?

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  3. drfishbine February 1, 2016 at 9:34 am

    They left out ‘Quatrasexual,’ someone who will do anything with anybody for a quarter.

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  4. hookemowls February 1, 2016 at 9:42 am

    ***?!?!??!  More proof that liberalism IS a mental disorder.

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  5. capricorn1 February 1, 2016 at 9:53 am

    remember kids this is why we dont smoke crack!!

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  6. mikeb February 1, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Whatever one gets me into the girl’s locker room.

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  7. raybobrock February 1, 2016 at 9:58 am

    So is it good or bad that lunacy is present in the governments on both sides of the pond?

    Here’s an idea, if you have an XX Chromosome you are a Girl/Female, whereas if you have a XY Chromosome you are a Boy/Male. If you think you are something else you need to be put away in an institution until you learn to accept what you are. Even if you are a devout atheist who rejects the thought that God made us the way we are, what is natural is natural and what is not natural is not natural. X and Y Chromosomes don’t lie, we are what we are and no amount of brainwashing, whether self induced or not, is going to change that. Can we please try to help these confused people instead of continuing to contribute to their mental illness.

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    • skeptic February 1, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      It is usually the parental units that need to be put away. Permanently.

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      ltuser February 1, 2016 at 4:40 pm

      It seems in this case, it was the parents along with the news papers which were raising bloody heck about this, getting it to eb stopped.
      ANWAY, what the heck Is a ‘childrens commissioner’ supposed to be??

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  8. Dorothy Toston Combs February 1, 2016 at 10:38 am

    My mom grew up in the 1920s thinking boys had more fun than girls. She was not a Tomboy. Later she expected me to want to wear boys pants. I was a little girl and I hated the idea. I knew I was a girl too. No confusion. When I was six she took me to a store and I tried on boys pants. I had a fit. The clerk brought a red skirt with shoulder straps. I wanted the skirt so eventually my mother bought it. I still have photos she took of me wearing it. I was a strong minded child. With my mother’s thinking could I have gotten confused if I was not?

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  9. buzzman February 1, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Liberalism truly is a mental disorder.

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  10. watchman1872 February 1, 2016 at 11:04 am

    There must be a Monty Python skit somewhere in this liberal idiocy. Ten years ago, who would have thought society would allow children’s minds to be corrupted and infected this way?

    I hope that a decade from now, some of the kids these liberal pervs screw up wind up suing them for mental abuse and corruption of a minor. They should be put away for good so they can never again exert their degenerate influence on humanity.

    This is proof positive that liberalism is a mental disorder.

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    • wwskydvr February 1, 2016 at 12:09 pm

      I’m still laughing about your “monty Python” analogy. And everyone thought that once the homosexual lobby got gay marriage passed that they would be satisfied. Wrong again skippy. This perversion will only increase until it implodes western civilization.

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      ltuser February 1, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      Exactly Sky.. They will never be saited till EVERYONE is bowing to their deviance.

      As to that lawsuit watchman.. Why wait. Sue now for emotional distress!

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    • nhpollack February 2, 2016 at 12:21 am

      watchman,
      “Ten years ago, who would have thought society would allow children’s minds to be corrupted and infected this way?”
      Cleon Skousen who wrote “The Naked Communist” in 1958 in which he listed 45 Communist goals. They’ve achieved all but #35, #44 and #45.

      These are the ones germane to this discussion:
      17.Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
      18.Gain control of all student newspapers.
      19.Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.
      24.Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
      25.Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
      26.Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”

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  11. odayterrence February 1, 2016 at 11:27 am

    God must be thinking “Do I need to go down to Earth and show those damn Liberal fools my design blueprints?”

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  12. Secondthoughts February 1, 2016 at 11:35 am

    It is not so simple as XX and XY.  If an SRY gene crosses over from a Y chromosome during cell division of a sex cell and is attached to an X it can leave a conceived woman with a very different expectation as to her actual gender.    The questionnaire in England is a misguided one, but the fact is that there is a bell shaped curve of genetic reasons that a small percentage of any species will have hormone variations leading to gender confusion.  Gay individuals have recently been shown to have distinct methylation processes producing distinct body chemistry and it is not clear why some individuals have this problem.  I don’t understand the gay viewpoint and it makes me uncomfortable, but I can accept that everyone is not as I am.  I am tired of hearing about gay rights, and I am tired of uneducated comments quoting the Bible on this issue.  The Bible has much to offer each individual and has over 1000 religious group interpretations.  I am amazed that any one individual group can be so sure that they have all the answers right.  This country was founded by people escaping religious persecution.  The constitution  was, in addition to allowing guns in your hands, designed to keep government separate from church.  The conservatives I vote to support get very close to ignoring this.  I will quote someone who was rationalizing their own lack of perfection, “God don’t make junk”.

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    • raybobrock February 1, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      The condition you are referring to is called Swyer syndrome. It affects 1 in 80,000 people. So with a population of approximately 7 Billion people in the world that would mean that in the entire world there are only about 87,500 people who are physically female who have the SRY gene. Or in the US Population of approximately 320 Million there are approximately 4000 with Swyer syndrome. Or in the UK, referencing this article, with a population of 64 Million they have around 800 with potential Swyer syndrome. Is that really statistically a high enough number to justify all of the so called “transgender” accommodations that the LBGTxyz community is forcing upon society? And what about all the Bruce Jenner’s in the world that are physically male? What is your genetic excuse for them? This problem is not genetic, it is psychological. Trying to justify altering societal norms for such a small percentage of the population, in an attempt to cover up the psychological problems inflicted on so many, is a gross waste of resources. Lets identify and help the real problems instead of trying to justify perversions.

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    • grams2u February 1, 2016 at 2:02 pm

      Raybo…that was very well said. I’d like to add another fact… one of the biggest consequences to these so called “transgender” accommodations being forced upon society (really, upon females) is the devaluation, mockery and direct endangerment of all real females. Allowing mentally ill/deviant men into the female sanctuary of an all female realm, shows disrespect and disregard for females and their unique differences and needs. It places the deviant man above them, thus endangering the females in what used to be the sanctuary of female privacy! It is a “girls only” zone. Women are screaming about this and being told they are bigots, unrealistically scared, have no compassion and that transgender rights supercede their rights as REAL FEMALES! This trend is dangerous and will only lead to more females being exposed to harm and the dwindling of their rights and the respect females deserve in a civilized society!

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      ltuser February 1, 2016 at 4:45 pm

      Well said Grams2u. Females who DO feel female are the biggest loosers in all of this imo. They are consistently being pushed to be ‘open and tolerant of the privacy of the LGBTQRS singulars who want to be in THEIR locker rooms, but not one though on the privacy of the DOZENS of other students seems to be given..

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    • mystic
      mystic February 1, 2016 at 7:19 pm

      Not much to add to this other then Ditto to raybobrock, grams2u and ltuser. Well done! Bravo and Brava! *clap clap clap*

      Why western civilized society is bending to these ‘micro minorities’ (my phrase for these groups lately) is just beyond me. The powers that be are pretzeling themselves up to meet the needs of less then 0.3% of society! It’s mind boggling to say the least.

      The supposed Child Commission also seems very confused on gender verses sexual preference. What gender you are is as simple as looking down between your legs. Your sexual preference however seems to lay somewhere between your ears. I for one would never ask a 13 to 18 year old to tell me what they thought about anything! Much less what they think they are verses what they actually are. *sigh*

      Guess I’m getting old and allowing to much common sense to reign my logic and reasoning skills.

      ~M

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    • skeptic February 2, 2016 at 11:44 am

      Yes, it really IS that simple.

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      ltuser February 2, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      Cause it seems in this day and age the smaller a minority you are, the more we have to bow down and worship you..

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    • nhpollack February 2, 2016 at 7:28 pm

      lt,
      “Cause it seems in this day and age the smaller a minority you are, the more we have to bow down and worship you..”
      Unless you happen to be a Conservative, employed, white, heterosexual, Judeo-Christian male.

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    • janeybloop February 3, 2016 at 8:25 am

      Mystic, i am also too old to unlearn the basic truths we all were taught….one plus one will always equal two, etc. In biology, we were taught that XX = GIRL and XY = BOY, and nothing is going to change that fact!

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      ltuser February 3, 2016 at 3:50 pm

      Too true Pollack.. If you are male, white, christian, hetro, it seems your “minority status” is ok to get picked on.

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  13. copakeman February 1, 2016 at 11:55 am

    The consultant or school board committee that came up with the list of at least 20 different gender choices should be nominated for the consultant or school board of the year. It is hard to imagine what most of those choices would look like in person. This is the uk’s taxes at work.

    Was anyone concerned if the teachers are really teaching the students to read and write coherently ? Nah, why would the school board care about that stuff.

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  14. janeybloop February 1, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Why all the confusion? One’s se x is determined at conception. XX = GIRL, and XY = BOY.

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  15. austinniceguy627 February 1, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Elect Hitlery and we’ll soon see this here, in our country. Elect Burnout Panders and he’ll have his morons come up with even MORE options. The only good news then will be that Caitlin “mangina” Jenner will be irrelevant.

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  16. margarite February 1, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    This is so simple. If you are born with a penis, you are a boy. If you are born with a vagina, you are a girl. I don’t care what kind of surgery you have or what a psychologist says, that is the way it is. Wake up. Jeez.

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  17. OBAMA-DRAMA February 1, 2016 at 6:55 pm

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    BECAUSE … AS WITH STREET DRUGS & SERIAL KILLING … IT FEELS GOOD

    and sexual deviants claiming to seek ‘feeling-good’ can then prey upon 12 year old girls

    … in locker rooms and gender-neutral bathrooms… K-12 (plus college).

    It began in the 1960’s with ‘feel-good’ street drugs used by boys to get cheap booty from girls.

    Surviving hippies are the parents of today’s feel-good ‘educators’… from school boards through K-12 and college.

    On this nation’s current feel-good path such will eventually be used to rationalize and even justify serial killing such that for those convicted of such … past, present and future … a maximum 5 year sentence be imposed followed by no criminal record and being allowed to vote while imprisoned.

    Ohhh… and street drugs daily… without penalty… along with filet mignon twice per week downed with Jack Daniels for all prisoners so they can keep ‘feeling-good’ while planning and dreaming up new crimes once released.

     

    Churn and repeat …

    .

    OBAMA-DRAMA

     

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  18. nhpollack February 2, 2016 at 12:47 am

    It actually makes all the sense in the world as the French call homosexuality “The English Disease” and the English call Gonorrhea “The French Disease”.

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  19. conniedr February 2, 2016 at 9:23 am

    25 options hey? Or they could just wait a few more months and I’m sure all those new “immigrant refugees” can define what gender these teens are!

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    • chapduck February 15, 2016 at 2:09 pm

      How about “goat” or “goat co-habitant”!!

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  20. desertdink1 February 2, 2016 at 10:40 am

    “Gender Identity”…the latest Tower of Babel in the 21st Century to utterly confuse the godless who worship at the post-modern altar of “if it FEELS right to me, it must be true”.

    How the heck can someone feel the opposite gender in only one arm or one leg, and what then makes an arm male or female? Is this finally the reason why some guys “throw like a girl”, or some women have “man hands”? I am actually surprised all these flavors of gender have not become offended by assumption that blue and pink colors refer to male and female, respectively, or the assumption that men always wear pants and women skirts. How INSENSITIVE!

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      ltuser February 2, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      Don’t give them any ideas of what to find offensive next..

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  21. ottozeit February 2, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Irony of ironies — in attacking the validity of binary gender-classification, they’re forced to use variations on the pink and blue identities – the ultimate binary sex signifiers!

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  22. common1sensei February 2, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    I thought most liberals were tri-sexuals? They’ll try ANYTHING at least once.

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  23. baitfish February 3, 2016 at 7:28 am

    Since the APA took homosexuality out of the category of mental illness, they have been hard at work “normalizing” their perversions. With the dumbing down of America in it’s advanced stages, they have managed to convince a majority of people that we should tolerate, then accept, then celebrate, their perversion. Homosexuality is a mental disease, the cause of which varies. Hopefully there will be a cure someday.

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  24. jrchambers February 3, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    England needs more street preachers, like they used to have. England was a great nation because the Word of God was preached there for centuries. How many “closet
    gay” Kings has England had? Lesbian Queens? I do not know. I do not care. So, why promote debauchery now, if you really do not stand for such things? In education, (especially at the early levels) there are thin lines between freedom, educating, and “promoting” certain lifestyles. Often it depends on who the administrators are, and what they personally believe, their knowledge, and what their level of skill is in their chosen profession, to help define the differences. As I see it, the trends shown in the article will increase the attendance in private schools. Perhaps the public schools will then be filled with immigrants who will be corrupted. Perhaps that is the goal.

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  25. foxwood February 3, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    When the muzzlims finally finish their complete takeover of Great Britain, at least then all of THIS foolish nonsense will be done away with.

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