Hat tip: Grabien
HuffPo reports on a Fusion survey of 1,000 adults ages 18-34 that concluded “half of young people believe gender isn’t limited to male and female“:
The survey, which polled 1,000 people between the ages of 18 and 34 on topics including politics and race issues, found that 50 percent of millennials felt that gender is actually a spectrum, and that “some people fall outside conventional categories.”
…The results are a good sign, particularly compared with previous polls, which found issues of gender identity to be particularly divisive. A 2014 CBS News poll, for example, found that 59 percent of Americans believe that transgender individuals should use the bathroom that corresponds with the gender they were assigned at birth, while 26 percent are comfortable with self-determination when it comes to choosing which bathroom to use.
Some subsets of Millennials are even more progressive on the issue: 57 percent of female Millennials believe that gender falls on a spectrum, according to the poll, compared with 44 percent of men. And Millennials in the Northeast were even more likely to say so, at 58 percent. (In the South, that number fell to 42 percent.)The poll found that race created substantial differences on views of gender identity.
White Millennials were the most likely to support the concept of a non-binary gender system — 55 percent of whites said gender is on a spectrum, compared to 47 percent of Latinos and 32 percent of African Americans.
In short, if you’re a white, college-educated liberal from the Northeastern United States, you probably think gender is a concept created by society instead of a biological identity developed in the womb. (Can we still say “womb,” or is that genderist? Give it time.) This is absolutely not news to anyone who has paid one whit of attention to Northeastern academia since the incarnation of women’s liberation. In the past week alone, the New York Times has informed us that the University of Vermont is “recognizing a third gender: neutral,” while Columbia University reports it has changed its peer-led discussion group “FemSex” to “AllSex” in order to be “inclusive to all genders.”
What the Fusion survey is, however, is further proof of the impact of gender feminism on yet another entire generation of women, a large swath of whom believe that in order to be fully integrated into society, they must dump their biological womanhood in favor of flat chests and gender-neutral hobbies, careers and, apparently, bathrooms.