FACEBOOK’S NEW GENDER IDENTITY CHOICES: A RANT

In my lifetime, I have tried to be open-minded and non-judgmental. While I enjoy lively debate, it’s been my goal to respect the opinions of others and to welcome new ideas. But I might have been pushed beyond my limits by the news–reported by CNN–that Facebook is adding new choices to its profile gender options. Now, Facebook users may identify themselves not just as male or female, but alternatively with terms such as transgender, gender fluid, and intersex. According to CNN, page owners also may select personal pronouns for referencing themselves: he/him, she/her, or the gender-neutral they/their. Now I realize I am rarely the voice of reason regarding such hot-button issues, but I have had enough of this nonsense and will therefore take up the flag.

PEOPLE:  The words “they” and “their” are NOT gender neutral pronouns. They are PLURAL pronouns. When will the madness end?

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LIMERICK: PENIS

Private Property -- Men Confess Why They're Br...

 

 PENIS

It is said Women sprang forth from Venus,
Masterpiece of class, species, and genus.
And they reach for the stars,
Unlike Men, sent from Mars
Who must filter each thought through a penis.

 

~lisa
June, 2013

LIMERICK: PENNSYLVANIA

Crossing The Road

PENNSYLVANIA

Along Interstate 80 stood Bambi,
Concentration–at best–namby pamby.
At the wake later, Crow
Paid respects to his bro:
Said, “At least you taste better than spam, B!”

~lisa

LIMERICK: PERU

English: Paddington Bear at Paddington Station

 PERU

With his hat and a kiss from Aunt Lu
He arrived from the Darkest Peru
Proper Paddington Bear
Had a “special hard stare”
That would wilt Rupert, Fozzie, or Pooh.

~lisa

Note:  A friend challenged me to write limericks for as many different countries as I could.  Challenge accepted.  Read the whole series, make suggestions and cheer me on here.

LIMERICK: MACEDONIA

 

Monument of Alexander The Great in Shtip, Repu...

Monument of Alexander The Great in Shtip, Republic of Macedonia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

MACEDONIA

Alexander, the hero of old,
Founded cities and plundered for gold.
He was known as “The Great”
Though his path wasn’t “straight”
‘Least his man-crush Bagoas oft’ told!

~lisa