Today I adjusted the goal down from £1,300 to £1,200 because I received a donation of £100 by bank transfer, which means there's only £30 and 3 days to go!
Men who are NOT trans and who cannot bear a child and give birth, how do you feel about that?
a) I wish I could become pregnant and give birth
b) I'd be up for it but no strong feelings either way
c) I'm glad I can't become pregnant and give birth
Only £150 to go! 😁❤️ https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/laptop-for-gender-census-2022
The crowdfunder just went over 75%, with 54 supporters 🤯
Oh and just in case it wasn't clear, this would NOT happen in the annual *serious* survey, it would be a separate one-off obviously non-serious crowdfunder survey.
There would be a checkbox to make sure that participants are binary-defying/-transcending in some way, and a question asking for how they describe that (nonbinary, trans, agender, etc etc), so the vibe is, "if you could ask ALL genderly interesting people any question at all..."
And then I would write up a report of the responses, so that you can find out what the best flavour of ice cream is according to nonbinary people, for example...??
- I can veto questions on ethical grounds;
- I have editorial/design control to ensure data quality, but we can discuss it before I edit;
- No questions where the answer is just a textbox, for my sanity;
- No questions about gender/sex, plurality or gender critical stuff.
Every year I get a lot of people asking me to ask questions that are outside of the scope of the survey (e.g. not about gender, not about language, etc) so this would be a chance for people to pose those questions. But also I fully expect several questions to be blatantly silly!
Your thoughts are very welcome!
On the downside, Crowdfunder have scaled the prediction for the final amount raised down to quite a fancy car, which I will obviously get in purple with yellow, white and black go-faster stripes.
On the upside, 50% of the way to a good computer! 🎉✨ Thank you!
A big thank you to everyone who's donated and shared so far - 25% raised, and well on the way to... putting a deposit down on a house, apparently??
Would you like to chip in a couple of £/€/$ to help me upgrade my tech so that I can run the Gender Census again in 2022?
My 6-year-old nibling is having gender feels and is thinking that maybe "demiboy" is a good identity description but is unsure, and is concerned about coming out. My sibling-in-law is helping, being nb themselves, but the kid also wanted me to weigh in as a non-cis, non-parent figure.
I have...no experience with young childhood coming-out or with the demi identities. Does anyone know of a good set of resources for this?
request for book recs, boosts welcome
One of my dear friends has a child who is beginning to question their gender identity (specifically, they have questions about what it means to be nonbinary, as they believe that they may be!).
Her kiddo is eleven and is looking for books about coming out as nonbinary and support/affirmation for those that are.
Book recs for mom and kid would be greatly appreciated. ty!
Well, I like this meme a lot. :D https://www.reddit.com/r/traaaaaaannnnnnnnnns/comments/ng7eax/so_i_was_looking_at_gender_census_data/
@madewokherd There are three theys:
Singular they - referring to one person, any reflexive but usually "themself", e.g. "they are a writer"
Plural they - referring to two or more people, reflexive "themselves", e.g. "they are writers"
Indefinite they - referring to an indistinct other of unknown number, any reflexive probably, e.g. "they say it's good to write what you know..."
Anyway, thanks for listening to this late-night ramble. I really enjoy the way this research and participants' feedback challenges me and forces me to reconsider concepts and shift my understanding of language, gender, and other related and unrelated ideas.
If plural they is typed into textboxes by over 1% of participants that's a whole other situation, and it would be automatically reconsidered.
If a checkbox term or pronoun isn't accurate for you, don't choose it! Type something in a textbox instead, so I can know it's popular.
Having said that, I am so far undecided, but leaning towards *not* including plural they. The "comparison" words that are on the list despite being chosen by under 1% of participants (binary, cisgender, etc) are gender-related words. Plural they is unrelated to gender.