First World Problems

A baby penguin is not going to be “assigned a gender.” I don’t know what it means and whether it’s a parody but all of the humans involved should be ashamed of themselves.

2 thoughts on “First World Problems”

  1. I’m confused. Do they have trouble determining the sex of penguin chicks?
    Here from an article about gay penguins:
    Now the 3-month-old chick is almost fully grown. He, or she, does not have a permanent name yet. Nor does the penguin have a gender. A penguin’s reproductive organs are internal, so sex can only be determined by a blood test at maturity. Orientation and identity are not Sphengic’s most pressing challenges.

    Humans love anthropomorphizing animals (and robots) so you’ll also find this quite funny

    ..Roy and Silo’s story became the basis for two children’s books, And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell and illustrated by Henry Cole, and the German-language Zwei Papas für Tango (Two Daddies for Tango) by Edith Schrieber-Wicke and Carola Holland.[11] And Tango Makes Three itself became controversial, being listed as one of the top ten most banned books in public libraries and schools across America for five years in a row, but became a bestseller…

    ..Certain groups jumped on the breakup of the pair as a victory for their ideals. Warren Throckmorton said through Christian right organization Focus on the Family that “For those who have pointed to Roy and Silo as models for us all, these developments must be disappointing. Some gay activists might actually be angry.”[1] A spokesperson for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force responded by explaining that the actions of two penguins is not a good way of answering the question of whether sexual orientation is a choice or a birthright…


    1. The confusion between sex and gender is extreme. Nobody knows what either means any more. But the suggestion that sex or gender can be “assigned” is ridiculous no matter whether we talk about people or animals.


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