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Posted by Trini Kid - - 1 comments

Sup Travellers?! The world system today currently only accepts two genders. It's either you are a male or a female. But Germany has decided to be a bit innovative and create a third gender which is gender X. Not sure what the X stands for but when filling out forms in Germany you can now either put your gender as M,F or X. The X actually means intersex in case you were wondering but it supposedly doesn't stand for anything in particular.

The creation of the new gender came about to facilitate babies whose gender couldn't be determined at birth. As many as one in 2,000 people are born with ambiguous genitalia, and the new law basically creates a third gender category for "indeterminate" or "intersex" people, the BBC reports. Individuals whose gender is left blank at birth can choose later to become male or female, or can remain intersex. It really depends on the individual but according to recent research many who were subjected to sex assignment surgery at a young age ended up unhappy. Some even became transgenders. So the new law is really just an attempt to try to make intersex children happier.

I don't think that there is anything wrong with this. If you can't determine someone's sex at birth why should you force a gender on them? Even though you can generally tell the gender of someone by the way that they look that's not always the case. If someone grows up looking like a woman should that person be classified as a female without any consideration for the genitals? It probably makes more sense to just put an X until that gender is discovered. I guess this makes for a bit more transparency in Germany.

I would assume that this will help the society in someway but it's more like damage control if you ask me. There are people out there who have been categorized as a particular gender without any real identification of sex. Something like that could really be depressing for some people. I think that this is a step in the right direction. If you can't tell, just put an X and wait. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed. 

I would love to know what you think. Is adding intersex as a third gender a step in the right direction?

One Response so far.

  1. I don't see a problem with this, it gives the child a chance to choose their gender later on in life. So i don't see why it should bother anyone.