Okay, here's the new John Lewis insurance advert (1min, music but no dialogue): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5od8Wuv_AAY
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.
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...
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! 😁🖤
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. 😅
TL;DR: I just bought my new laptop, and it arrives in 10-15 days!
Thank you very much, everyone! 💜✨
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!