Our Facebook Genders! Important Announcement!

“US Facebook users can choose from one of 50 gender options” [23]. Even better, as gender fluid we have multiple, variable gender options.

Gender Fluid– someone whose gender identity and presentation are not confined to only one gender category. Gender fluid people may have dynamic or fluctuating understandings of their gender, moving between categories as feels right.[24]

female-shower-roomThis is it! no more restrictions of boring cis-gender male!

For example, a gender fluid person might feel more like a man one day and more like a woman on another day, or that neither term is a good fit. [24]

Yes! In a college gym with a women’s group shower,  I feel more like a woman, a Male to Female/MTF or transgender female,  lesbian female, of course.

Male to Female/MTF– a trans person who was assigned male sex (likely at birth), and now lives as a woman and has a feminine gender identity. This person may or may not have altered her physical body with surgery, hormones, or other modification (e.g., voice training, electrolysis, etc.). MTF is an abbreviation of “Male To Female”. Generally uses female pronouns (e.g., “she” or “her”) or gender neutral pronouns.

We will clarify our pronouns in a later post when we will require to be called “she”, “they”, “hir”, etc.

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More Than 200 Physicists Denounce Alessandro Strumia’s Sexist Lecture at CERN

Alessandro Strumia, Senior Physics Lecturer at veritable CERN research institute, committed a sacrilege and was promptly suspended. He spoke in a response to a workshop on gender issues1 organized by CERN.

A senior scientist has given what has been described as a “highly offensive” presentation about the role of women in physics, the BBC has learned.

At a workshop organized by CERN, Prof Alessandro Strumia of Pisa University said that “physics was invented and built by men, it’s not by invitation”.

It is highly offensive. But is it true? Do we always need to cite Madam Curie, who else is left? Where is the discussion about the truth of his statements and Alessandro Strumia’s  evidence?

He said male scientists were being discriminated against because of ideology rather than merit. [Continue at the informative but biased BBC article Cern scientist: ‘Physics built by men – not by invitation’]

Strumia has some interesting evidence, cited by the BBC in part and in more detail in the slides to Alessandro Strumia’s contentious speech

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