Facebook introduced dozens of options for users to identify their gender today – and although the social media giant said it would not be releasing a comprehensive list, ABC News has found at least 58 so far.
Previously, users had to identify themselves as male or female. They were also given the option of not answering or keeping their gender private.
User’s can now select a “custom” gender option.
“There’s going to be a lot of people for whom this is going to mean nothing, but for the few it does impact, it means the world,” Facebook software engineer Brielle Harrison told the Associated Press. Harrison, who worked on the project, is in the process of gender transition, from male to female.
But of course, another identity-obsessed activist helping to erase gender. Now yo can just make up a gender. Heck we can even start brainwashing and indoctrinating very young children. Sure it might scar them, or even ruin their life, but that matters not because, Progressivism!
The National Science Foundation is spending over $130,000 on a study that asks four-year-olds about their “internal sense of gender identity.”
A grant for a two-year study was awarded to the University of Washington this summer. The project will interview 250 children aged four to six, and their parents, asking a series of questions about “gendered behavior.”
“Prominent theories of gender development have discussed the degree to which gender identity results from an internal sense of gender and socialization processes,” according to the grant. “However, tests of these theories have been limited because, for most children, internal gender identity and environmental socialization substantially overlap, rendering it impossible to distinguish the relative impact of each factor on gender development.”
If you get angry reading this, good! You ought to. Can we just not let four-year-olds be four? No, of course not, because IDENTITY! Identity is now everything, and those “identities” are often very rare, or just created out of a twisted and consuming need to normalize every act or behavior and desire. Look, I do not care what adults do, they can identify as ClownSexuals or Part Time Sexuals, whatever. But the kids, leave them alone to be kids. Of course activists can never allow that can they? Normal gender must die! And abusing innocents babies is a small price for IDENTITY JUSTICE!
Kristina Olson and Selin Gülgöz, two researchers at the university, are leading the study. Both are involved with the school’s “TransYouth Project,” a longitudinal study of gender development and mental health of transgender children.
The TransYouth Project was featured in the Katie Couric documentary for National Geographic,Gender Revolution.
“Our current research study is recruiting children aged 3–12 who are transgender, gender nonconforming, and siblings of gender nonconforming children,” the website for the project states
Dear Lord help us. Propaganda anyone?
Why is it I doubt the veracity of this story? Maybe because the Left does not value truth, and is certainly not above using children to further their agenda? Dave Blount sees the end of this road
They could have saved $130,000. I can tell you the results of the study right now. Gender is a repressive patriarchal social construct that must be destroyed by encouraging little boys to pretend they are girls.
It would be no more wasteful — and far less damaging — if they piled up our money in huge mounds and burned it up in bonfires.
Far less damaging? Yes, consider what an expert, not an activist, has to say
Finally, someone is more concerned with the welfare of children and society in general than they are afraid of being called out as thought criminals by depraved liberal elitists:
Michelle Cretella, MD, president of the American College of Pediatricians, told LifeSiteNews that National Geographic is “promoting a political agenda over science and the wellbeing of innocent children” by featuring a young transgender child.
“‘Affirming’ so called transgender children means sterilizing them as young as 11years old,” said Dr. Cretella. “Puberty blockers plus cross-sex hormones causes permanent sterility. And biological girls who ‘transition’ to male by taking testosterone may have a double mastectomy at age 16. The life time use of cross-sex hormones also puts these children at risk for stroke, heart disease, diabetes, cancers and more.” …
Cretella believes it is both unethical and harmful for parents to make such decisions regarding their children’s gender because they will most likely grow out of their gender dysphoria. “When a child under the age of 12 thinks they are the opposite sex and is allowed to naturally pass through puberty, 75%-95% of the time that child will accept his or her biological sex by the late teen years.” …
Cretella argues that public support of “transgenderism” in children is tantamount to “child abuse.” “When academic, medical and other public institutions propagate the lifetime use of toxic hormones and the surgical removal of healthy body parts as healthcare for children they are engaged in institutionalized child abuse,” she said.
Again, leave children alone! They are not guinea pigs for social activism or gender justice, or any other false label the Left will put on this abuse!