Male or Female. It was once that simple. On an application you chose the box that describes the gender that you are. Not anymore. The University of California system has complicated the matter by giving applicants 6 different choices on what should be the most simple of questions.
According to this recent Blaze article, the University of California schools don’t ask what gender you are. Instead, the question that is asked is the very liberal question of “How do you describe yourself?”
The applicant then can choose from: “male, female, trans male, trans female, gender queer/gender nonconforming, and different identity”. A separate question does ask the applicants what gender they were born as. While the questions are only being used to compile demographic data, it is only a matter of time before they become standard.
This confusing approach is justified by UC President Janet Napolitano who says, “UC is working hard to ensure our campuses model inclusiveness and understanding. I’m proud of the work we’ve done so far, but it doesn’t stop there. We must continue to look at where we can improve so everyone at UC feels respected and supported.”
What do you think of this new change? Is it confusing for children growing up in today’s world? We would love to hear your thoughts.