Apparently, Australia is the home to a lot of genders. And we mean a lot! A Sydney University campus newspaper recently included a survey for students to select their gender identity. There were a total of 57 different options. That’s more than the number of states in the United States, unless one uses Obama math, in which case it’s a tie. I’m old enough to remember when there were only two gender options. Interestingly, those two options were conspicuously absent from the survey. Here is a sampling of some of the gender options that did appear in the survey:
So far, we think the 57 options are only available in Australia. But, what happens in Australia doesn’t stay in Australia (or something like that). Pretty soon all of these options and more will be available world-wide over the internet and on late night television infomercials. One will be able to try a few of them out – with a money back guaranty. But wait, there’s more! Order within the next ten minutes and you’ll get two additional genders absolutely free. Call now, operators are standing by.
Curtice Mang is the author of the two books, including the new book, The Smell of Politics: The Good, The Bad, and the Odorous. He can be contacted at www.mangwrites.com, where one can also purchase his books; or contact Curtice at mangwrites at cox.net.