Brits look at “de-gendering” their passports so as not to offend anyone

posted at 6:41 pm on January 4, 2016 by Jazz Shaw

I suppose it might come as some cold comfort that we’re apparently not the only nation losing our collective minds. Over in Great Britain the “transgender” craze has hit the hallowed halls of government, with at least some of their leaders now finding that including the listing of one’s gender on minor documents like your drivers license and passport is a microagression of some sort. So there’s only one thing to do, citizens. De-gender the documents! (Mashable)

People’s gender should be removed from official documents, such as passports and driving licences, in a bid to end transgender discrimination, a Conservative member of parliament has said.

Maria Miller — chair of the new Women and Equalities Select Committee — called for the Government to “strip back” talking about gender unless it was essential. In an interview with The Times, the former cabinet minister stated that de-gendering official documents could help people transitioning who have not yet obtained a gender recognition certificate; a document that is only issued in the UK once gender reassignment surgery has taken place.

“For individuals who have decided to transition but haven’t necessarily got the right documentation, [having to officially state gender] can cause problems,” Miller told The Times.

Keep in mind that this isn’t some random crackpot off the street talking. This crackpot is an elected member of Parliament and apparently an influential figure. She went on to ask the question, Why do we need gender on our driving license? Why do we have to have it on our passport? And this brilliant argument is being offered in a nation where they’ve already had to deal with their own terror scares and have loads of immigrants (including from Syria, et. al.) trying to crash their gates on a nightly basis. Why would you want all the information possible on a passport to see if the person your are speaking to is really who they claim to be?

This is the sign of a civilization which has driven itself past the point of parody in the name of mythical social justice demands and begun to slide well and truly down the slope toward self-elimination. Here in America we’re already handing out drivers licenses to illegal aliens like candy just to make the process of identifying them even harder. Now that the Brits are leading the way on this brilliant initiative, we’re sure to see somebody in Congress bring it up here by the end of the month.

It was a great country while it lasted, folks.

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Maria Miller — chair of the new Women and Equalities Select Committee — called for the Government to “strip back” talking about gender unless it was essential.

It’s apparently difficult for SJWs to find a scenario where it is essential. I mean, when you have government documents that try to erase the gender of biological parents AND the gender of the child they produce, what more can there be?

Lolo on January 4, 2016 at 6:46 PM

Better not even list that people a homo sapiens as that would be a microaggression against the trans-speciesists.

rbj on January 4, 2016 at 6:48 PM

The only time it’s “essential” to talk about gender is when you’re talking about rights. Of the favoured gender.

de rigueur on January 4, 2016 at 6:50 PM

And what do they do about the picture? Are we all going to have to get gender neutral photos taken?

Walter L. Newton on January 4, 2016 at 6:51 PM

Anytime things seem to be a little too serious, you can count on a Brit to stand up a say something silly for no reason at all.

Magicjava on January 4, 2016 at 6:55 PM

Britain, continuing its merry way across the lunatic fringe and straight into lunatic oblivion. Sheez.

Doc Holliday on January 4, 2016 at 6:59 PM

Just what we need. Men wearing Burkas.

Imjazzed2 on January 4, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Stupidity at its finest.

sadatoni on January 4, 2016 at 7:01 PM

which also means that race can’t be on there either.

So the only way to identify us will be by microchip embedded at birth.

I am TK 421 and my imaginary girlfriend is tertiary adjunct of unimatrix 01.

I’ll be in my bunk.

HugoDrax on January 4, 2016 at 7:02 PM

I was against this at first but then I thought about all the British Muslims that would be walking around without gender identity. I find that hilarious.

Occams Stubble on January 4, 2016 at 7:02 PM

In related news, design firm Louis Vuitton has selected Jaden Smith (son of Will Smith to be the face of Louis Vuitton’s womenswear line.

Kid. You. Not.

Yes, seventeen-year-old Jaden has been named as the face of Louis Vuitton’s forthcoming Spring/ Summer 2016 Womenswear campaign.

The son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jaden has previously made waves for his unique style, often posing in dresses and skirts, and the fashion brand’s creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière, was the one to announce the rapper and actor’s big news.

http://news.yahoo.com/jaden-smith-is-the-new-face-of-louis-vuitton-113752194.html

http://www.mtv.co.uk/mtv-style-0/news/jaden-smith-new-face-louis-vuitton-womenswear

LilyBart on January 4, 2016 at 7:08 PM

Reminds me of a Black Lt. we once had at the PD. He didn’t like hearing radio broadcasts of suspect descriptions, as they invariably included the fact the suspect was Black.

His solution: NO RACE info was to be broadcast.

GarandFan on January 4, 2016 at 7:11 PM

I was against this at first but then I thought about all the British Muslims that would be walking around without gender identity. I find that hilarious.

Occams Stubble on January 4, 2016 at 7:02 PM

It is the silver lining.

Since when is gender an insult? That is like saying blue is an insult, or a tree is an insult. The world truly makes no sense at all.

I am a woman. Sorry if that insults someone… well not really sorry, but tough.

petunia on January 4, 2016 at 7:12 PM

I’m speechless. Welcome to Hell.

vnvet on January 4, 2016 at 7:14 PM

Heh… look how well that can’t “offend” anyone has worked for them so far. Will just speed up the fall of the UK.

TEXASLEGAL on January 4, 2016 at 7:17 PM

Isn’t it time to de-nationalize passports, you bigots?

ShainS on January 4, 2016 at 7:18 PM

Here in America we’re already handing out drivers licenses to illegal aliens like candy just to make the process of identifying them even harder it possible for them to vote Democrat.

FIFY

The Rogue Tomato on January 4, 2016 at 7:24 PM

FIFY

The Rogue Tomato on January 4, 2016 at 7:24 PM

Good catch. Maybe I should start reading all the posts (I only read about 1 in 10) …

ShainS on January 4, 2016 at 7:35 PM

What these idiots are actually talking about is a society of robots. Nothing defines one from the other. Kinda creepy…hive-mind, cult creepy.

Wake up you gullible fools.

Mimzey on January 4, 2016 at 7:45 PM

Isn’t it time to de-nationalize passports, you bigots?

ShainS on January 4, 2016 at 7:18 PM

I think it’s past time to “de-passport” passports. They would still be passports, but not passport, passports.
If you think about it long enough, you can see how passports are really offensive and exclusionary. How do you think that make people feeeel? I’ll tell you how. It makes them feel excluded and offensive!

Mimzey on January 4, 2016 at 7:51 PM

The only time it’s “essential” to talk about gender is when you’re talking about rights. Of the favoured gender.

de rigueur on January 4, 2016 at 6:50 PM

And what do they do about the picture? Are we all going to have to get gender neutral photos taken?

Walter L. Newton on January 4, 2016 at 6:51 PM

Great minds and all that! :)

But seriously; one can easily identify gender!

Women: burqas/hijabs/whatever-the-f’-they’re called

Men: Beards (visible, unlike the women who cover theirs)

See? Easy-Peasy! :)

smokeyblonde on January 4, 2016 at 7:55 PM

Hey – just make everyone wear a burka – then, not only would everyone de-genderized – but they would also be dehumanized. As Michael Moore recently said: ‘We are all filthy terrorist muzzie animals now.’

Pork-Chop on January 4, 2016 at 7:56 PM

What fun Gilbert and Sullivan would have with this.

Kevin K. on January 4, 2016 at 8:27 PM

They would still be passports, but not passport, passports.

Mimzey on January 4, 2016 at 7:51 PM

Heh. Kind of like being raped by Bill Clinton is not rape, rape

ShainS on January 4, 2016 at 8:31 PM

You know, I could almost understand if tens of millions were doing this, but, why is it that we have to make these massive changes for like, at most, a couple hundred people? Any more than that, and we have to wonder how insane the 1st world has become.

William Teach on January 4, 2016 at 9:05 PM

If gender doesn’t matter, why is there a gender reassignment certificate?

unclesmrgol on January 4, 2016 at 9:20 PM

It’s amazing how rebelling against the idea that sexual intercourse should be confined to marriage somehow leads to rebelling against the very concept on an inborn sex.

First, sexual intercourse becomes purely recreational.

Then homosexual activity becomes just as good and natural as actual sexual intercourse.

Then it becomes gauche to even suggest that there’s something unnatural about homosexuality.

Then bisexuals and trans-sexuals become just as normal.

Then it becomes an act of hostility to suggest that a man can’t just become a woman and vice versa.

Next thing you know, it’s offensive to even note what sex someone is, because they might — might — not want to be that sex any more.

It starts with rebelling against Christian morality, and ends up rebelling against everything we are by nature.

Strangely, the people at the end of the chain don’t seem to know where the chain started.

There Goes the Neighborhood on January 4, 2016 at 10:35 PM

Why have any sort of passport if you don’t control who enters the country?

bartbeast on January 5, 2016 at 7:10 AM

Seems that good o’ Enland has

JUMPED THE SHARK

Won’t be long until we’re next. Unless we return to our senses. Calling Trump, Donald Trump.

soghornetgunner on January 5, 2016 at 9:02 AM

People’s gender should be removed from official documents, such as passports and driving licences, in a bid to end transgender discrimination, a Conservative member of parliament has said.

A Conservative? It just shows you how jacked up the UK is. Fortunately for the British, in the future, they’ll be able to tell the women from the men, since the women will be wearing burkas.

Also, just wait ’til this comes to the US. What will happen to Title IX, when there aren’t any “men” and “women” attending colleges and universities? Liberal head will asplode!

Ward Cleaver on January 5, 2016 at 1:54 PM

And what do they do about the picture? Are we all going to have to get gender neutral photos taken?

Walter L. Newton on January 4, 2016 at 6:51 PM

The “pictures” will be like the ones used in the assembly instructions for crap from IKEA.

Ward Cleaver on January 5, 2016 at 1:56 PM

You know, I could almost understand if tens of millions were doing this, but, why is it that we have to make these massive changes for like, at most, a couple hundred people? Any more than that, and we have to wonder how insane the 1st world has become.

William Teach on January 4, 2016 at 9:05 PM

Indeed.
Civilized people should respect the rights of the minorities (even the micro-minorities), but the minorities also have a responsibility to respect the rights of the majority.

It is no accident that Trump’s popularity goes up whenever he makes some anti-PC pronouncement.

AesopFan on January 6, 2016 at 12:24 AM

How about male, female and mentally ill?

nraendowment on January 11, 2016 at 12:09 AM