Virtual Unreality: Facebook Allows Users To Choose From 50 Possible “Genders”

One of the great things about cyberspace, for liberals, is that it allows users to immerse themselves in fantasy environments. The user gets trained to expect these weirdnesses as some kind of “human right.”

So Facebook, yesterday, began offering fifty different “gender terms” (as Newser puts it). The Associated Press “reported” on this new feature as if they were working as Facebook’s own PR company.

You don’t just have to be male or female on Facebook anymore.

The social media giant is adding a customizable option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender as well as three preferred pronoun choices: him, her or them.

Facebook said the changes being rolled out Thursday for the company’s 159 million U.S. users are aimed at giving people more choices in how they describe themselves, such as androgynous, bi-gender, intersex, gender fluid or transsexual.

I guess “them” will accommodate the users suffering from multiple personality disorder.  But contrary to the “reporting” of Newser, words like “androgynous” and “intersex” are not “gender terms.” They are made up words that Facebook has decided can fit under an identity label that it has misnamed “gender.” There are, of course, androgynous people to various degrees. There always have been. But “androgynous” is a description of someone’s appearance and perhaps of some birth defect. It has never been a gender.

In the world of reality, once you get above a few simple animals and plants, you separate into two different sexes. Because people became squeamish about saying the word “sex,” they began using gender as a substitute. But either way, the word is supposed to communicate real information, not the person’s current angst about his or her (their!) relationships and attractions.

And there is good evidence, despite all the politically correct claims about gender, to believe people still want definite divisions between male and female.

Someday a generation of sane people will arrive on the earth. I know it is hard to believe but they will. And the historians among them will see us as the morons we are. Who lets internet fantasies define reality? Only stupid people do that.