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Guardian CiF survey about young people and gender

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CultureSucksDownWords Fri 05-Feb-16 12:00:54

Don't know if anyone else has seen this survey in the Guardian? I am sadly too old to participate, but wondered if anyone else might like to:

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/feb/03/male-female-other-young-people-define-gender

TheXxed Fri 05-Feb-16 12:27:58

I submitted I doubt I gave the answers they were looking for.

glenthebattleostrich Fri 05-Feb-16 12:35:48

That was fun.

Thecatisatwat Fri 05-Feb-16 12:49:33

What was that email ('this will be kept confidential but it will help significantly ') bit all about?

dorade Fri 05-Feb-16 23:13:39

I'm too old too, but I decided to identify as 26 for the purposes of the survey.

LassWiTheDelicateAir Fri 05-Feb-16 23:19:40

I opted for 34

StepAwayFromTheThesaurus Fri 05-Feb-16 23:59:55

I'm 35 so I didn't need to lie about my age.

Arf at being a 'young person'. I certainly don't feel like one!

dorade Sat 06-Feb-16 00:03:41

I didn't lie. I identified as 26.

StepAwayFromTheThesaurus Sat 06-Feb-16 00:07:26

grin

That's all that matters, right? (I may have ranted written at length about self identification not being all that matters, not least because the resources we have to self-identify with are a bunch of stereotypes and constructions anyway).

LurcioAgain Sat 06-Feb-16 09:12:28

Ah, good old censorship is free...

What age would I have to self-identify as in order to fill it in? Might self-identify as a male Tory politician because then people would have to let me run the country, no?

StepAwayFromTheThesaurus Sat 06-Feb-16 09:25:06

Apparently young people are between 20 and 35 for the guardian survey.

ShowMeTheWonder Sat 06-Feb-16 09:38:15

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ShowMeTheWonder Sat 06-Feb-16 09:40:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TheXxed Sat 06-Feb-16 09:58:05

I uploaded a picture of me at Notting hill carnival wearing full costume (which isn't very much) and had a fairly long critique of trans* orthodoxy. I wonder if they will post mine.

WilLiAmHerschel Sat 06-Feb-16 10:05:36

I am 28 and I filled if in.

WhirlwindHugs Sat 06-Feb-16 10:06:51

I'm 28, filled it in. I hope they at least read the (thoughtful, not actually hateful) ones and think about them.

WhirlwindHugs Sat 06-Feb-16 10:07:46

The word critical got deleted there. I hope they read the critical ones.

EElisavetaOfBelsornia Sat 06-Feb-16 23:30:01

I decided that I identify as 27 and completed it as such.

0phelia Mon 08-Feb-16 23:40:27

Phaaha Wrote something like:
Gender is a fluid social construct while sex is a biological, unchangeable reality....

The questions had no reference to biology or sex and only referred to gender. Deliberately leaning I presume.

thecraftyfox Tue 09-Feb-16 06:08:10

I filled it in. I said i had no internal sense of gender but am female because that is my biological sex. Gender is a social construct with difference expectations of what men and women should do that vary by time and culture.
I'm 35. I don't indentify as young (and neither does my back)

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