Matt Barber

File this under, “Oh, for crying out loud.”

There was a time when planning a family was a relatively straightforward process. A young wife might ask her new hubby, “How many children should we have?” To which he might reply, “Let’s just try for one of each.”

A few years later – and with a bit of luck – little Timmy and Tammy are at each other’s throats, contesting rightful possession of the Fuzzy Wuzzy Brown Crayon.

And all is well in the time-space continuum.

Not so in today’s “progressive” land of make believe. Political correctness now requires that objective reality sit the bench while subjective silliness takes the field. For today’s uber-”tolerant” mom and dad – ahem – “mom and mom” or “dad and dad,” having a child of each “sex” (or acquiring one as biological limitations may dictate) apparently means a “family” that looks more like the bar scene from “Star Wars” than “The Donna Reed Show.”

Yep, it’s a brave new world.

The Washington Examiner reports that “The 60,000-strong Thomson Reuters media empire, in an effort to determine its diversity success, is asking its staff of reporters, researchers, marketers and others to pick their sex from nine choices, including ‘genderqueer,’ a category for identities other than man or woman.”

“Identities other than man or woman?” You mean like turnip? And only nine choices? Why not 10, or 37, or 3,654?

“According to the company’s annual employee survey, choosing a sexual identity doesn’t have to be based on a worker’s actual sex, but instead ‘a person’s innate, deeply felt psychological identification,’” notes the Examiner.

The survey “asks employees to choose from male, female, transgender, genderqueer/androgynous, intersex, transsexual, FTM (female-to-male), MTF (male-to-female), and prefer not to say.”

Reuters proffered the questionnaire to achieve a 100 percent rating in the “Corporate Equality Index,” a political extortion scheme created by the so-called “Human Rights Campaign” – a Washington-based sexual extremist outfit launched in 1980 for the sole purpose of pushing the radical “LGBT” political agenda.

OK, first, the smaller question. How can anyone now be expected – as if anyone ever did – to take Reuters seriously? How can we trust this media giant to objectively report the news without bias when, as a matter of course, its “diversity” policy is rooted in hopeless absurdity?


Matt Barber

Matt Barber is founder and editor-in chief of BarbWire.com. He is an author, columnist, cultural analyst and an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. Having retired as an undefeated heavyweight professional boxer, Matt has taken his fight from the ring to the culture war. (Follow Matt on Twitter: @jmattbarber).