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accessorizequeen Sun 14-Feb-21 09:53:47

On Twitter the #ONSvalentines is attracting some very witty and astute poems to draw attention to the upcoming Census not recording sex at birth. I hope I’ve got that right?

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MaudTheInvincible Sun 14-Feb-21 13:44:18

They're brilliant grin https://mobile.twitter.com/hashtag/ONSValentines?src=hashtag_click

OhHolyJesus Sun 14-Feb-21 14:02:24

That's brilliant!

DeaconBoo Sun 14-Feb-21 14:27:58

This is my favourite so far

VIOLETS ARE RED
VIOLETS ARE RED
VIOLETS ARE RED
VIOLETS ARE RED
VIOLETS ARE RED
VIOLETS ARE RED
VIOLETS ARE RED
VIOLETS ARE RED

DialSquare Sun 14-Feb-21 14:32:24

DeaconBoo

This is my favourite so far

VIOLETS ARE RED
VIOLETS ARE RED
VIOLETS ARE RED
VIOLETS ARE RED
VIOLETS ARE RED
VIOLETS ARE RED
VIOLETS ARE RED
VIOLETS ARE RED


I was just about to post this too. Really tickled me.

MaudTheInvincible Sun 14-Feb-21 15:04:54

Yes, that's the best one I've seen too. It's genius grin

CranberriesChoccyAgain Sun 14-Feb-21 15:59:08

Some very funny poets on twitter. 😄

Novina Sun 14-Feb-21 17:18:44

These are wonderful. Some are absolute genius.

NotJackieWeaver Sun 14-Feb-21 18:30:55

smile

Daughterofmabel Sun 14-Feb-21 19:03:07

Just fab!

OneEpisode Sun 14-Feb-21 19:15:19

That BBC article at www.bbc.com/news/amp/uk-wales-55721123?__twitter_impression=true
Referring to the gender identity free format box.
"One thing I would worry about is people answering the questions in a spiteful way, transphobic tropes like 'I identify, like an attack helicopter' or other things like that.

"When and if that does happen, are they going to filter it out? While, if they are filtering out, are they actually going to have a trans person filter out, or someone who understands?"

An ONS spokesman said it would use an automatic system to process answers to many of the census questions where one can write in an answer, adding: "These tools will then be refined once census data is received, to ensure that this data is being appropriately coded."

He said the ONS had undertaken extensive research to ensure only genuine identities were recorded*

Does anyone know which identities were genuine? Does the research mean Reddit/buzzfeed?

MaudTheInvincible Sun 14-Feb-21 23:17:16

Maya's given out awards grin https://twitter.com/MForstater/status/1361054766852435970?s=20

Frogartist Mon 15-Feb-21 00:10:57

*Referring to the gender identity free format box.
"One thing I would worry about is people answering the questions in a spiteful way, transphobic tropes like 'I identify, like an attack helicopter' or other things like that.*
Yes I know what they mean, and identifying as a machine is not in the same league as identifying as the opposite sex, but it does come across as quite a childish worry.

What they don't realise is that to some people a man saying that he is a woman is virtually as strange as saying that you are a helicopter.

Redshoeblueshoe Mon 15-Feb-21 00:17:28

Maya's thread is a thing of joy wine

SquirtleSquad Mon 15-Feb-21 00:27:37

Roses are red
But the guidelines reveal
You can count them as daisies
If that's how they feeL


grinwine

Lingle Mon 15-Feb-21 09:26:48

Squirtle smile

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