I learned something new today: PGP. Preferred Gender Pronoun. It’s for those days when you wake up in the morning and you aren’t sure whether you want to be a boy or girl. Which is where the new social networking site Google+ comes in handy. Aren’t sure what your sex is? Simply sign in as “Other”. That’s choice! That’s freedom! No limits baby! From the New York Times:
The Freedom to Choose Your Pronoun
A FEW weeks ago, Katy Butler, 16, updated her status on Facebook with an enthusiastic shout-out for Google+, the social network’s latest rival. “Oh my God Google! I love it! I was signing up for Google+ and they asked me my gender and the choices were male, female or OTHER!!!!! Oh ya Google!” Katy, a high school junior in Ann Arbor, Mich., first encountered “other” as a gender option at a meeting of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Allies (LGBTQQA) in seventh grade. “For those of us in the nonconforming gender community, it is great to see Google make the option more mainstream,” she said.
Though Google created the “other” option for privacy reasons rather than as a transgender choice, young supporters of preferred gender pronouns (or P.G.P.’s as they are called) could not help but rejoice. Katy is one of a growing number of high school and college students who are questioning the gender roles society assigns individuals simply because they have been born male or female. “You have to understand, this has nothing to do with your sexuality and everything to do with who you feel like inside,” Katy said, explaining that at the start of every LGBTQQA meeting, participants are first asked if they would like to share their P.G.P.’s. “Mine are ‘she,’ ‘her’ and ‘hers’ and sometimes ‘they,’ ‘them’ and ‘theirs.’ ”
P.G.P.’s can change as often as one likes. If the pronouns in the dictionary don’t suffice, there are numerous made-up ones now in use, including “ze,” “hir” and “hirs,” words that connote both genders because, as Katy explained, “Maybe one day you wake up and feel more like a boy.” Teenagers are by nature prone to rebellion against adult conventions, and as the gender nonconformity movement gains momentum among young people, “it is about rejecting the boxes adults try to put kids in by assuming their sexual identity labels their personal identity,” said Dr. Ritch C. Savin-Williams, director of the Cornell University Sex and Gender Lab. “These teens are fighting the idea that your equipment defines what it means for you to be a boy or girl. They are saying: ‘You don’t know me by looking at me. Assume nothing.’ ”
Australia last month issued new passport guidelines allowing citizens to give their official gender as male, female or indeterminate. In Britain, the Home Office is also considering a third gender category on passports, according to reports. In the United States, the transgender movement is beginning to find advocates in high schools. There are now nearly 5,000 Gay-Straight Alliance Clubs, high school organizations offering support to teenagers, registered with the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, a national organization whose mission is “to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.”
“More students today than ever are thinking about what gender means and are using this language to get away from masculine and feminine gender assumptions,” said Eliza Byard, the network’s executive director. Some colleges, too, are starting to adopt nongender language. Last month, students at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif., voted to edit the student constitution so that it contains only gender-neutral language. And in 2009, the University of Michigan Student Assembly passed a resolution eliminating gender-specific pronouns from the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
And they say Big Business is conservative? Really??? lol They aren’t even Republican, let alone conservative.
Here we have yet more proof that Leftism is the greatest threat to Western civilization since the bubonic plague. Everything it promotes, it seems, take us one step closer to cultural oblivion. Today’s example of their suicidal madness is the war the Left is waging on gender identity. I’m not talking about the mere tinkering around the edges which was the shift in gender roles starting in the 70s. You know, that women get to have a career and men help around the house. Radical stuff back in the 70s, but how quaint that all seems today. No sir, cutting edge 21st century Leftism is concerned with obliterating the very notion of gender itself.
The Left despises “distinctions”. You see this contempt in their moral relativism which rejects absolutes, blurring the lines between good and evil (even rejecting the very notion of “evil”). Distinctions, they believe, divide people and cause friction and strife. The distinctions we see between nations must be eradicated because they cause conflicts and wars, and they imagine a world with no countries nor borders. Gender distinctions oppress women and gays because these differences are the originator of gender roles and the “patriarchy”, so it too must be obliterated (which is ultimately why “gay marriage” is so heavily promoted even as they do everything in their power to undermine traditional marriage). The Left doesn’t promote equality, it promotes sameness.
We often wonder what crazy kook cockamamie idea the Left will latch onto next after they win the battle for marriage. What will the Left declare as the next frontier of “progress”. Polygamy? Pedophilia? Seems we now have the answer. These are the same people, mind you, who seek to portray conservatives as “crazy” and “extremist” and “radical” because they want to protect and preserve the best of our Judeo-Christian civilization from these rapacious culture destroyers. Could anything be more upside down? I mean, wow.
And here the New York Times and Google, Inc. (both Big Businesses) do their part to imagine a world with no sexes/genders. This is the Left’s trajectory. This is secular progressivism. This is mainstream Liberalism today.
UPDATE: And to further illustrate our point, Lefties celebrate gender bending as “art” here.