So yeah. Recently I swallowed my pride and signed up for a profile on one of those dating websites- OkCupid. When I started creating the profile I was met with the prompt to choose the gender I was, the gender I was looking for, and the relationship type I wanted. Under the gender options, I had Male, Female, and "More..." Now, out of morbid curiosity, I clicked on "more..." just to see what bases they covered. And Oh my Giddy Aunt! Allow me to recite the list for you. We have (gigantic inhale) woman, man, agender, androgynous, bigender, Cis man, Cis woman, genderfuild, genergueer, gender nonconforming, hijra, intersex, non-binary, other, pangender, transfeminine, transgender, transmasculine, transsexual, trans man, trans woman, and two spirit.
Right now I'll tell you that my spell checker doesn't recognize half of those words. But what is all of that? What the sweet and salty Christ Crackers is "genderfluid"? Sounds like what ends up on your bed sheets afterwards (know what I mean wink wink nudge nudge). And two souls? That one actually confused me the most. What is it like a special snowflake way of saying split personality disorder?
Now, before you start sharpening your pitchforks, hear me out. You can go right ahead and gender identify as whatever you want as far as I'm concerned. You could say that you gender identify as a grilled cheese sandwich and I'll be all "good on ya, I hope you find a lovely bottle of ketchup someday". Equal rights for the LGBTQHΩI# community and all of that wonderful stuff. But come on guys, seriously! No option for Attack Helicopter? What do we have to do to get some progress made in this country? Well, I suppose that would be covered under "other" after all.
And with all of that said, I shall now assume the position of having my head between my knees and my ass in the air ready for a lynching.
EDIT: Well, I'm going to bed and I'm going to close down this thread so that I don't have to a billion social justice warriors telling me what a horrible person I am by morning. It's been fun everyone, love ya.