LSAT Adopts 12 Different Gender Identity Options

500px-Gendersign.svgColleges and universities have been struggling to become more inclusive by allowing a variety of gender identities, including many asking that academics and staff post their preferred pronouns on emails or alter how they address students based on different pronouns.  Now the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) has adopted 12 different gender identity options for students to choose in creating their account. The choice include include “agender, “androgyne,” “demingender,” “queer or genderfluid,” “man,” “transgender man,” “non-transgender man,” “questioning or unsure,” “woman,” “transgender woman,” “non-transgender woman,” and “additional gender category/identity [fill in the blank].”

The change has been noticed by many on social media:

“I’m registering to take the LSAT. These are the gender categories”

If anything, the list is modest and relatively limited in comparison to some schools or some sites.

Some of the choices however may still be unfamiliar so I decided to look them up.

Agender refers to people who do not want to declare a gender or consider themselves genderless.

Androgynes are those people who have a gender which is both feminine and masculine, but not necessary in equal amounts.

Demingenders are those who claim a partial connection to a particular gender identity and can include people claiming to be a demigirl, and demiboy, and demiandrogyne.

 

 

 

130 thoughts on “LSAT Adopts 12 Different Gender Identity Options”

    1. Word Mess can be a drag (ohhh a pun!). I’ve lost comments in the filter before.

  1. This insanity help bring us Jordan Peterson, a brave professor who refused to play this insane game.

  2. That’s great. Here we have potentially future lawyers facing a multiple-choice question that has no right answer (to some). Is there any wonder why the concept of the rule-of-law doesn’t seem to have a right answer either?

  3. I’m with Ben Shapiro on this issue… They can call themselves whatever they want, as far as I’m concerned it’s him and her. No exceptions.

    1. I’m fine with it, don’t impose some stupid vocabulary on ME. If I can’t be referred to as “might mouse,” I don’t plan on recognizing any of the terms on this list.

    1. St Stephen – doesn’t Satan already know who you are? Asking for a friend. 😉

    2. You are who you are when you enter the room. Sort of a ‘Bless me father for I have sinned….say ten Hail Marys and start over’ and Zen. But if the paperwork is too complicated, it’s purgatory until they figure out what the f*^k a transferticket is.

      1. “You are who you are when you enter the room.”

        Well, this test shows even that has just gotten a lot more complicated.

        1. slohrss29,

          This is Jill. Would you be willing to go to the professor dies from S and M story and see if my comment about my post disappearing is there? I don’t know if it’s shadow banning or what is happening.

          My post with content is blocked every time. I have no idea if any of it is going through.

          Thanking you in advance!

          Jill

          1. Turley Jr. turned on the dysfunctional spam filter. I had a terrible time getting one of my posts to display and discovered that the banal term ‘die***y’ (as in food service) was causing it to get caught in the spam filter.

  4. Amazing. My reply to Paul C Schulte was swallowed yet he was able to, ineptly, respond to it.

    But I still opine that his mental agility is in serious decline and so he ought to seek competent assistance.

    1. David Benson owes me five citations (one from the OED) and the source of a quotation, after six weeks – even on my worst day, I can take you. Sadly, you will go before me because I keep my mind extremely active. Don’t worry about me, worry about yourself.

      1. Your rigidity shows in the part in boldface, which you just Made Up.

        1. David Benson owes me five citations (one from the OED) and the source of a quotation, after six weeks – if you were observant, you would notice there has been a change. I move with the times.

      2. Paul C. Schulte,…
        If the new format is responsible for D.B. Benson’s comments/replies disappearing, that’s another factor in favor of the recent change.
        Of course, he may finally come through with the citations he owes you, and if his posts are being “swallowed up”, you’d never know that met your demands.😄

        1. Tom Nash – I respond from my email, so I always know that he is in non-compliance. 😉

        2. Tom Nash, I owe precisely nothing. It is solely a product of Paul C Schulte’s demented imagination.

          1. David Benson owes me five citations (one from the OED) and the source of a quotation, after six weeks – you are in denial.

  5. David Benson owes me five citations (one from the OED) and the source of a quotation, after six weeks – I will give you that one on the original Squeeky Fromm. Still, have your wits atrophied to the point where you can rub them together? Mine have not.

    When I was in Las Vegas I saw the BodyWorks exhibit and they had a section of a brain from an Alzheimer’s patient. It looked like it was taken out of a shrunken mummy head. If your wits are rubbing together, you should be concerned.

    1. David Benson owes me five citations (one from the OED) and the source of a quotation, after six weeks – Now you are just making shit up.

      1. So I replied to Paul C Schulte right here, somehow he saw the reply but it is not posted.

        Censorship.

        1. David Benson owes me five citations (one from the OED) and the source of a quotation, after six weeks – There is no censorship. You are getting paranoid. When is the last time your doctor checked your meds?

          BTW, your comment is there, you just cannot find it. 😉

            1. David Benson owes me five citations (one from the OED) and the source of a quotation, after six weeks – seek and ye shall find. 😉

            2. I’m having the same problem. One of mine didn’t post at all. One posted then disappeared.

        2. “Censorship.”

          Why are people so intent on blaming another human being instead of first considering the error might be due to programming or personal error? Is this new or is this something created by our media world that always has to blame someone else for our problems?

  6. The list allows a student to “check all that apply,” so I would encourage him/her/whatever to check all 12 boxes, so as not to miss out on affirmative action preferences or scholarships for any of the various categories.

  7. They are making this too confusing. At the rate they’re going, the possibilities are limitless. The identity list could be so long that people will still be struggling to answer it when they call time on the test.

    Do the bean counters really need to know that badly how many people are Androgyne and how many are Genderqueer? How about male, female, or refuse to answer?

    There is a difference between biology and identity. Identity has an enormous range of possibilities. However, gender is merely XX, XY, or there are rare genetic anomalies like XXY or chimerism. Your gender is whatever a scientist would mark your specimen as 5,000 years in the future if they discover your remains and take a sample. Do scientists agonize over how animals express themselves when describing? No. They mark so many males and so many females in the counted population and move on. One of my roosters is a sweetie who helps my broody hen feed her chicks and keep an eye on them. He clucks and drops food for them. He sleeps in the nesting box where he was raised rather than on the roost with the adults. I have to tuck his tail feathers back inside when he first gets in because they stick out under the nesting box lid…which was designed for hens and not huge rooster tails.

    How you think of yourself may be different from your biology. Don’t confuse the two.

    People are getting so neurotic, agonizing over whether they are male or female or offended or in danger of hearing an opposing idea.

    Body Dysmorphic Disorder is a mental illness in which the sufferer irrationally believes that there is something wrong with their body or a body part. It’s obsessive and delusional, and can lead to some real train wrecks of plastic surgery. For some reason, psychiatrists are beginning to encourage when this illness extends to gender dysphoria. Instead of just being a male with feminine mannerisms, they obsess about their genitalia, feeling an overwhelming wrongness, leading them to surgical amputation. Modern medicine can do some amazing things, and there are indeed trans women who can pass, but for most people, their internal image will never, ever match the external one…because it is an obsessive irrational mental illness. That’s how it has been classified in the DSM for the history of its discovery, until political pressure came to play on science.

    Even the pinnacles of sex reassignment surgery are going to grow old at some point, if they don’t succumb to the high suicide rate. They are not going to look like how they obsessively feel they should. What happens then?

    Here is the reality. A trans person can have all the surgeries she wants, wear glam makeup every day to the point she could pass without a batted eyelash extension. And yet, 5,000 years from now, some archeologist unearthing our ancient civilization is going to classier her as a “male, 35 years old, bottom ribs removed” in the log, based on DNA analysis.

    Gender is getting confused with performance art or just expressing yourself or your sexuality.

    It is onerous to force so many gender pronouns and identities on the general public. People can make up whatever descriptors about themselves that make them happy, but they cannot expect 325 million people in the US to memorize them, or all use them exactly as they would like. Everyone has the right to express themselves, via speech or how they present themselves.

    1. Dysmorphophobia (the earlier term used before the rigid classification system for billing purposes) or in particular, gender dysphoria, has led to a lot of sexual conversions that were not indicated and do more harm than good. Once again the media, I believe, holds substantial guilt in excessive positive displays of those undergoing the surgery. They should spend a bit more time reporting on the suicides, reconversions, and misery that many have after their initial excitement and glee.

  8. I long for the days when Congressperson and Fireperson and person-hole cover were considered wacky and weird.

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