Friday, April 21, 2006

Gender Identity Confusion

Take a look at this list of problems the BYU Comprehensive Clinic helps with.

Call me naive, but I don't think there are enough transgender students or even transgender-inclined students at the Y to warrant mention on such a list. Homosexuality, on the other hand, which is not otherwise mentioned on the list, is one of the biggest concerns at the BYUCC. I think it's safe to conclude that there's a new Mormon PC term for gay.

So the true reason I'm attracted to men is that, deep down, I'm confused about whether I'm a man or a woman. And to think I didn't even know it! Silly me.


JB said...

That's pretty lame. Especially since i thought the LDS Church had a euphamism for gay already (same sex attraction). Why don't they stick with the more accurate of the two? Maybe there really is a huge portion of BYU students who wish they were the gender they're not?

Wiglaf said...

Thoroughly misrepresentative and nine syllables long ... this one's not gonna last.

Tolkien Boy said...

Recently a girl assumed that I was being misogynistic when I offered to carry her bags; even though I offer to carry everyone's bags, regardless of their sex.

It led to a moment of gender confusion for me. Like, why does gender freaking matter?

B.G. Christensen said...

Obviously, TB, you are not misogynistic but mishumanistic, meaning you hate all humans. Why else would you offer to carry people's bags?

Saule Cogneur said...

Yes, quite irritating. As I've said before, it would be nice if leaders would level with us for a change.

Have you ever asked a bishop about it? I'd be curious to hear if they have anything relevant to say. It may even be worth a letter to some one higher up.

One thing worth noting is that, "Have you ever undergone a transexual operation?" is now in the baptismal recommend questions. The issue may not be serious here, but it has to be serious somewhere.