Thursday, July 27, 2006

Then There Were Three

Here is a link to the student profile page of an application to Harvard Business School's MBA program. Notice in the "About You" section there is a drop down menu for gender. Count the number of choices. Notice anything different than usual?

What happens when those who choose door number three fill out job applications later? (Will they know what to do with only two choices?)

Oh, and some of the Harvard Business School's communities seem a little skewed.

Source: LifeSite

Aside: Just in case you need to see the HBS webpage from which the student profile link came, it's here.

6 Comments:

At 7/27/2006 3:01 PM, Blogger Duffy said...

Is "transgender" it's own group? Doesn't it really mean that you were one and are now the other? If not, which bathroom will they use?

 
At 7/27/2006 3:05 PM, Anonymous More Than Right said...

What a sad world we live in... sigh

 
At 7/30/2006 3:20 PM, Anonymous Nancy Willing said...

This is a hoot!!!
Do you know that insurance covers this operation..??
That should get the old blood pressure up over here!!

If the transition is made in full is the person no longer "trans"??

 
At 7/30/2006 3:51 PM, Blogger Anna Venger said...

Do you know which insurance companies cover sex-change operations? Is that all of them? Here's my take: if insurance will cover the costs of a sex-change operation for a man, for example, giving him breast implants, then NO breast implant surgery should ever be considered optional again. Think about it. If a man who wants breasts can be covered by insurance and end up with bigger ones than small-chested women, then surely that is discriminatory against women who by rights should have breasts, don't you think? Why should small chested women have to pay out of pocket what insurance covers for a man to have? That's discriminatory against women. Take this to its logical conclusion...

 
At 7/31/2006 10:07 AM, Blogger Robin said...

Surely....surely...that app isn't real. Or do I just prefer burrowing my head in the sand?

AV, your comment is too funny! OOooo, the insurance companies might put a bounty on your head for even stating the obvious.

 
At 7/31/2006 10:44 AM, Blogger Anna Venger said...

Oh, but Robin, the ap is real. I couldn't believe it either when I saw the link. I had to go into Harvard Business School's main page and play around in there to make sure I could navigate to it from their own site. Actually, I had to do it several times because I thought for sure I was dreaming it. I got a horrible case of the giggles (or was it cackles) in between shaking my head over the whole thing.

As for the insurance, I'm dead serious. If a person can argue that s/he is not the person he was meant to be and needs a sex change operation to be "whole", then couldn't any of us argue that we are not in the bodies we were meant to have and that our entire sense of self is damaged by it? Therefore, everyone must pay to have us fixed!! Works for me. I mean if I'm paying for it through premiums for everyone else, I can think of some work I'd like to have done so my poor whittle self-esteem doesn't have to suffer anymore. Hmm. this is starting to sound like a whole new post!!

 

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