Are you a male or female? If that’s too difficult, let me rephrase: do you identify as male or female today?
If that situation seems absurd (and it is), then consider this: residents in New York City can now choose between 31 different “gender identities” on official forms- and here’s the kicker- can even fluctuate between multiple ones as well.
The Big Apple’s city government has created a list of protected “gender identities” from which people can choose. Having “protected” status means that businesses which don’t celebrate or accommodate (read: coddle) these protected people risk incurring hundreds-of-thousands of dollars in fines and can even bring the full wrath of the federal government down upon them.
Being a business owner is becoming a serious liability.
The city has created the list that is reportedly not exhaustive. The list includes such “gender identities” as “third sex,” “androgynous,” “gender bender,” “two spirit,” “gender gifted,” and “pangender” amongst others.
I know I didn’t take gender studies in college (nor did I take “unicorn appreciation” or “magical storytime”) but I sincerely haven’t the vaguest clue as to what the hell “two spirit” or “gender gifted” is supposed to entail.
However, according to a glossary of such nonsense offered by the University of Wisconsin, “two spirit” weirdos are Native Americans “who have attributes of both men and women, have distinct gender and social roles in their tribes, and are often involved with mystical rituals (shamans).”
According to New York City officials, businesses or organizations are liable for fines and sizeable government reprisal if they “discriminate” or otherwise target or harassment those special snowflakes who identify as one or more of the protected classes. This includes intentionally addressing them with a name or gender pronoun that is not of their liking for that day.
On a similar note, if I identify as a pineapple, can I avoid paying taxes as pineapples do not pay taxes? That would be a big plus.