Gender Identity Special (Part 1)

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Here at the Accredited Times, we’ve had some of our exceptionally talented comment contributors reach out and ask for advice on gender identity. We’ve responded in the comments thread each time that they’ve bravely approached us about these issues. As gender identity is such an important topic and identifying ones gender is crucial for emotional well being – we feel that a more in-depth discussion is warranted.

This article is the first in a series to address this critical subject. After the Human Light and Kwanzaa festivities, when people are back from holidays, the Accredited Times will put together a panel of gender identity experts to answer questions and offer advice in a live internet forum – to run following the posting of the final part in this gender identity series. As gender identity can be a sensitive topic we will make provision for questions to be asked anonymously.

Gender identity is completely separate from, and has nothing to do with, sexual orientation. Gender identity issues often arise in children as young as two – long before any awareness of sexuality. A very promising new progressive theory states that all children are born gender fluid*. The medical community are changing their beliefs on gender and it is becoming (especially in the West) easier for children with gender dysphoria* to receive treatment – with government funded treatment available in some more progressive countries.

*Gender dysphoria: the condition of feeling one’s emotional and psychological identity to be different to one’s biological sex.

*Gender fluid: a gender identity which refers to a gender which varies over time. A gender fluid person may at any time identify as male, female, neutral, or any other non-binary identity, or some combination of identities. Their gender can also vary at random or vary in response to different circumstances.

Facebook has listed 58 genders that people commonly identify as:

  • Agender
  • Androgyne
  • Androgynous
  • Bigender
  • Cis
  • Cisgender
  • Cis Female
  • Cis Male
  • Cis Man
  • Cis Woman
  • Cisgender Female
  • Cisgender Male
  • Cisgender Man
  • Cisgender Woman
  • Female to Male
  • FTM
  • Gender Fluid
  • Gender Nonconforming
  • Gender Questioning
  • Gender Variant
  • Genderqueer
  • Intersex
  • Male to Female
  • MTF
  • Neither
  • Neutrois
  • Non-binary
  • Other
  • Pangender
  • Trans
  • Trans*
  • Trans Female
  • Trans* Female
  • Trans Male
  • Trans* Male
  • Trans Man
  • Trans* Man
  • Trans Person
  • Trans* Person
  • Trans Woman
  • Trans* Woman
  • Transfeminine
  • Transgender
  • Transgender Female
  • Transgender Male
  • Transgender Man
  • Transgender Person
  • Transgender Woman
  • Transmasculine
  • Transsexual
  • Transsexual Female
  • Transsexual Male
  • Transsexual Man
  • Transsexual Person
  • Transsexual Woman
  • Two-Spirit

These 58 genders are just the ones that large numbers of people identify with – there are many more less frequently identified with genders. In the second part of this landmark Accredited Times series we will get into what some of these gender identities mean and how that may apply to you.

The links above will take you to some fantastic gender identity resources – head over there now and see what’s available.

Don’t forget – being trans, trans curious, or genderqueer can be a little scary at first but it is very fashionable and makes you an exciting, fabulous, one of a kind individual.

We are still looking to fill positions on our panel of gender identity experts – particularly someone with a doctorate degree in women’s studies and a pediatrician experienced in working with gender dysphoriac children under five (and/or prescribing hormone blockers to pre-teens). If you or someone you know is interested – get in contact with us here at the Accredited Times.

vdv
vdv

Why is there no “eunuch” gender? Most leaders are of this gender, taking tough decisions on behalf of big corporations and elites.
Need to create a safe space for eunuchs.

MillionDollarBonus

The study of gender identity is a new and developing field. Give it time, and I’m sure every gender identity will be included on Facebook.

juicedid911
juicedid911

XX or XY
you either have two x chromosomes and youre a female or you have an x and a y and youre a male.
suck it up butter cup

#transphobic

#transphobic

MillionDollarBonus

Thanks for writing this very important article Rich. One of the most important jobs of teachers, parents and governments is to aid children in the process of choosing their gender identity. Parents who refuse to acknowledge the diversity of gender and that their children most likely don’t identify with the gender they were assigned at birth, should be arrested for child abuse. This is the 21ST CENTURY!

MillionDollarBonus

With due respect Pbier – I think that may be a separate topic. I’m sure Rich fully recognizes the rights of the trans-species community and the horrific abuse that they suffer at the hands of the usual suspects, white conservative males. I’m still coming to terms with my species identity, and may seek out a therapist in the near future to guide me through this process.

H. Gauleiter
H. Gauleiter

Ovenworthy

#transphobic

TrueDat
TrueDat

Umm MDB only 1.6% of USA and onl 3% of world celebrates Kwanzaa.

There is another holiday you probably forgot called Christmas, the celebration of Jesus.

Oh on the gender list, you forgot male and female without the “cis”. I dont identify with the cia and Im sure many dont.

What is your gender identity?

#racist

MillionDollarBonus

I’m gender fluid. Got a problem with that?

TrueDat
TrueDat

Jesus birth

MillionDollarBonus

Jesus was a black man.

trav777

the correct term is “African-American.”

Jesus was an African-American man.

TrueDat
TrueDat

What about “Big Baller”!

This list is very incomplete and is practically hate speech cause it leaves out so many people!

TrueDat
TrueDat

What about “Man-gina”?

#transphobic

MillionDollarBonus

Gender is a social construct you bigot!

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

I have to sit back and learn, instead of comment, for this article. I didn’t even know what a cis-male was till yesterday, so I was calculating my score incorrectly (on the Oppression Pyramid chart).

trav777

There are many more people who suffer from this than you believe. There is a woman who wants to marry a robot…she is robosexual. This clearly isn’t a gender, but it juxtaposes to this issue as sexual orientation is ALSO fluid and a social construct just like gender, EXCEPT when a homosexual is claiming entitlement to some government benefit, in which case they were clearly born that way.

There are people who identify as blind people…we should gouge out their eyes. In one case, a woman who so identified found a psychiatrist who was progressive enough to pour bleach into her eyes to blind her.

Some people identify as amputees, and it is a serious challenge, even in Current Year, for them to find a doctor progressive enough to chop off their limbs as opposed to WRONGLY treating them like they have some kind of delusional psychiatric malady.

As Lysenko rightly claimed, mendelian genetics is WRONG. We should reject the stupid biological explanation for anything. If you pluck the petals off of a flower and then take its seeds, its offspring won’t have petals either- this is the ESSENCE of the glorious Marxist philosophy of inherited acquired characteristics. We are ALL born a blank slate, exactly equal in every single way. Lysenko was so adamant about righting the wrongs of the capitalist past that he had anyone shot who disagreed with him

Clearly it is insanity to use a science-based approach with empirical methods to prove any of this. It will just play into the hands of those who have used science to defend inequality for millions of years. Science MUST fall.

The reason that transgenders who do reassignment surgery have a 20x higher suicide rate than those who do not is not because the treatment was wrong, it was because of white supremacy. And the patriarchy.

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

Your comment reminded me of Origen of Alexandria:

From page 62 of “Love and Letters” by Frederic Rowland Marvin (Boston, 1911):

Instances of emasculation are very common in the chronicles of the saints. Origen submitted to mutilation, and he was sure he had Divine authority for his act. He found in the Gospel according to Matthew these words over which he brooded long, “There be eunuchs which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of Heaven’s sake.” … Why should not his example be imitated? … Children were castrated to qualify them for singing in the Papal Choir. Castrato and musico del Papa were, in the minds of the common people, the same thing. “Because of their sacred wounds,” said a wise doctor, “these blessed ones sing like the angels in Heaven.” …

vdv
vdv

“Because of their sacred wounds,” said a wise doctor, “these blessed ones sing like the angels in Heaven.” – how wonderful.
Why do the modern leaders with “sacred wounds” croak like eunuchs in a swamp?

#hate-crime

TrueDat
TrueDat

Who cares what race Jesus was? To even worry about it or call it out definately points to racism!

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