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Just wanted to drop in a quick tweet to let you all know that I'm aware that sign-ups to the mailing list are broken - it's because we've hit TinyLetter's 5,000 subscriber limit, and I'm working on an alternative right now. :)

And the TL;DR, in case you want the headlines without having to read about everything in detail:

gendercensus.com/results/2021-

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Okay, here's the new John Lewis insurance advert (1min, music but no dialogue): youtube.com/watch?v=5od8Wuv_AA

The tweets that follow are polls about it. Everyone should be able to vote in at least one, and there are "see results" options. Give it a watch and then scroll down.

Men who ARE #trans :transgender_flag:, would you consider this ad:

[ #poll ]

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Women who ARE #trans :transgender_flag:, would you consider this ad:

[ #poll ]

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#Nonbinary people :nonbinary_flag:, would you consider this ad:

[ #poll ]

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Stay tuned for the UK results report, and also swearing via my personal Twitter account while I install Excel and then learn how to use it...

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The new laptop is here and it's very swish. I'm enjoying the bigger screen and the nice dark grey and everything happening when I click/press, instead of 0.8-45 seconds later! Thank you everyone! 😁🖤

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I am very thankful to the people who donated even though the goal had been met, because it helped cover Crowdfunder fees and also accommodate my being a doofus about the laptop prices. 😅

crowdfunder.co.uk/laptop-for-g

TL;DR: I just bought my new laptop, and it arrives in 10-15 days!

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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!

crowdfunder.co.uk/laptop-for-g

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Women who are NOT trans, how do you feel about your past/present/future ability (or inability) to give birth?

a) I don't want to be pregnant/give birth, or wish I was unable
b) I'd be up for it but no strong feelings either way
c) I'm glad I can become pregnant, or wish I could

#poll

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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

#poll

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.

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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...??

CAVEATS
- 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!

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Okay I'm having an idea and I'm not sure if it's a bad one. :D Can I run it by you?

A stretch goal that would enable me to buy a better (longer-lasting) computer, and the perk is a survey where the top 10 donors can choose a question (with caveats, see below).

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