Bourgeois Deviant

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

An Odd Thing

Now that the Deviants have relocated to suburbia, things in our day to day lives have obviously changed. I didn't realize exactly how much until just a few minutes ago. About a year and a half ago, I bought a composter for our roof deck in Brooklyn. This was to save trips to the garbage five flights of stairs down in the alley behind our building. That and I garden.

So, it was just a functional thing. Out here in the burbs, I've got ample fodder with witch to compost in earnest. Bearing that in mind, I just went out to the back yard to put some kitchen scraps into it. When I opened the hatch, I saw maggots. I was actually excited if only for the fact that this meant things were actually breaking down and I'd have viable soil material a little further down the line.

Its just an odd thing that I got excited over this. Life is strange outside the city.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Being Surveyed

This morning I was taking a survey for It is one of the sights that I have been using on my job search. During this survey, I came across a question that I'd never encountered before. I am taking it as a sign of the times that things are ever evolving.

The question was:

25. How do you identify yourself?
a. Heterosexual
b. Gay
c. Transgender
d. Inter-sex
e. self described _______________

I get a. through c. I've seen that before. This is the first time I have ever seen the options "Inter-sex" or self described. While I have heard the former before, its never been an option on a survey let alone how anyone has described anyone that I've ever encountered in conversation. But, at the end of the day, I am all for inclusion.

Just in case you haven't a clue what I am talking about, ye olde Wikipedia has this listed as definition:
Intersexuality is the state of a person whose sex chromosomes, genitalia and/or secondary sex characteristics are determined to be neither exclusively male nor female. A person with intersex may have biological characteristics of both the male and female sexes. A medical definition of intersexuality is "conditions in which chromosomal sex is inconsistent with phenotypic sex, or in which the phenotype is not classifiable as either male or female. Applying this ... precise definition, the true prevalence of intersex is seen to be about 0.018%.[1]

Applying this approximation to the population of the U.S. yields about 54,000 intersex people.
And as for a possible answer being self description... Does that give Furries/Plushies their own category?

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