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Gender madness has lost the plot

3 August 2018

7:15 AM

3 August 2018

7:15 AM

Where are all the adults? Who is going to stand up to all this gender madness and say, “enough is enough”?

A man in Canada has reportedly legally changed his gender to female to get a better deal on car insurance. He was quoted a figure, didn’t like what he heard so asked what it would be if he was a woman. As that quote was over a thousand dollars less, he decided to organise the paperwork to change his gender. He found out he needed a doctor’s note saying he identifies as “female”. Once he had that he sent off for a new birth certificate. Then he changed his driver’s license and car insurance policy to reflect the change in gender.

“I have taken advantage of a loophole,” the man said. Is this the standard of our life goals these days?

The Insurance Bureau of Canada reportedly said, “If you’re going to declare on any document, you need to be truthful. If not, you’re making a fraudulent claim. This could impact you for any future insurance application that you make, or any other aspect of your life.”

Where will this madness end?

Here in Australia ad agencies have now been banned from displaying negative gender stereotyping. The PC brigade has put an end to portrayals of women doing housework and fathers struggling to look after their children. The “Code of Ethics” enforces changes by the Australian Association of National Advertisers, reports The Daily Telegraph.

The Ads Standards Community Panel assessed an ad in which female actors broke down in a car. It was decided the ad reinforced a “negative depiction of women”.

The panel wrote, “The board considered that the women are depicted as unintelligent in the way in which they sit passively, with blank faces, in the car on the train tracks and also in the way they appear not to notice the oncoming train.”

The key questions are:

Who on earth complains about these TV ads?

Who pays the wages of this panel?

How do we apply for a spot?

Shall we just ban people in advertising — or ban advertising altogether?

Can we all save our sanity by making these PC goons live in Victoria and leave the state to eat itself while we eat popcorn?

Illustration: BBC Television/YouTube.

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