Thursday, December 14, 2017

Vice: 27% Of CA Teens Are "Gender Non-Conforming"


But it's like totally biological and they were born this way and stuff and if you say it's some kind of fad that is hate speech shitlord.


Blogger The Mystic said...


Did you read that thing in detail!? The set-up:

“Participants had to answer how they thought their classmates viewed them in terms of their appearance, style, dress and/or the way they walk or talk; the answers ranged from “very feminine” to “very masculine.”

The strange precursive maneuver (e.g: the trap):

“researchers identified two groups of gender-nonconforming youth: “highly gender-nonconforming (GNC)” and “androgynous.””

The bait:

“Young women who thought people at school saw them as “mostly masculine” or “very masculine,” and young men who chose “mostly feminine” or “very feminine” were categorized as highly GNC.“

See? That’s just reasonable right there. Who could argue with that?


“Young people who said they were “equally feminine and masculine” were categorized as androgynous.“

Think that t-shirt and pants combo you’re wearing could be just as easily worn by a girl? WELL YOU’RE DAVID FUCKIN’ BOWIE, SON!

“27 percent, or 796,000, of California’s youth, are GNC.”


“Of the two sub-groups, 21 percent were classified as androgynous, and 6 percent as highly GNC.”

Oh, right. Trap, bait, switch... it’s all coming back to me now...

Nevermind. False alarm. As you were.

11:31 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Yeah, the whole thing is goddamn ridiculous.

When did everybody get so stupid?

11:36 PM  
Blogger The Mystic said...

Remember: the Internet is a stupidity amplifier.

We should probably all operate under the presumption that we are sickened from prolonged exposure to stupidity skew. The median intelligence expression on the Interwebs may be identical with IRL intelligence expression, but the Interwebs mode is 4chan and youtube comments, whereas the IRL mode is nondescript and passing by silently in the night.

11:47 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

I've read that you can estimate someone's IQ from their writing... It'd be interesting to see what that method would yield as the average internet IQ.

Of course that wouldn't take account of the content...which is, needless to say, the real locus of stupid.

11:51 PM  
Blogger The Mystic said...

This is fun and plausibly related:

I used to enjoy the Flesch-Kincaid readability score Microsoft Word would generate for papers I wrote for school.

Now, I enjoy taking a speech from Trump (say, this one: ), pasting it in there and observing the result:

Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 5
Grade level: Fifth Grade.

And then taking a speech from Obama (again, randomly Googled: and observing the result:

Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 9.4
Grade level: Ninth Grade.

I mean, I do enjoy me some confirmation bias, and I did just the other day exclaim to my wife with precision that trump speaks like a fifth-grader, but...

Thought I'd share anyway.

12:17 AM  
Blogger The Mystic said...

And his remarks to the Navajo Code Talkers?

Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 3.1
Grade level: Third Grade.

I don't really know how. I mean, with sentences like this:

But you know what, I like you because you are special. You are special people. You are really incredible people. And from the heart, from the absolute heart, we appreciate what you’ve done, how you’ve done it, the bravery that you displayed, and the love that you have for your country.

I mean...

I was told he has the best words...

12:20 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

The real surprise there is Obama...what's up with that I wonder? I mean, I know he dumbs it down sometimes, but still...

As for Trump: jeez I knew it was bad...but honestly I'd have thought it basically impossible to fall below a junior-high level.

6:57 AM  
Anonymous c0vek said...

It's shit like this that makes me so damn glad I decided not to pursue a PhD.

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ninth grade level difficulty is about as high as you should go for communication intended for a general audience.

3:32 PM  

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