"mot·ley" - Pronunciation Key - [mot-lee]
–ADJECTIVE: 1. exhibiting great diversity of elements; heterogeneous: a motley crowd. 2. being of different colors combined; 3. wearing a parti-colored garment: a motley fool.
–NOUN: 1. a combination of different colors. 5. a parti-colored effect. 6. the parti-colored garment of a jester. 7. a heterogeneous assemblage. 8. a medley.


Job Search, Facebook and the Evolution of Genders

#genderbender  I saw two separate Employment Applications this week that have been modified to accommodate new Genders based on the Supreme Court's decision on gay marriage and/or the EEOC's misplaced  (and for now illegal) emphasis on sexual orientation. The self-identification choices on the first Application were Male / Female / Unknown, on the second the choices were Male / Female / Other. Today, Facebook changed its profile gender choices to "Male, Female, Custom." When the FB member clicks on Custom and starts typing, the auto-fill choices (in a paen to complete and utter politically-correct insanity) are "Agender, Male to Female, Cisgendered Female, Cis Man, and Two-Spirit." I presume that they meant "Agender" to be "A-gender" as in "without gender (you know, sort of the blackhole equivalent definition for your sex).

Two questions. First, should (or can) we come up with something other than "Unknown," "Other" or "Custom" to identify those who are confused about whether they are male or female? Second, if so, what should the new Gender categories be? Or should we just go with the FB definitions, or wait for the EEOC to standardize definitions? My choices would be Male / Female / She-male / Him-Fem / Vegan / Vegetable / Animal / Mixed / TBD / Undecided / Not Applicable / Transitional / Organic / Green.  Anyone else want to give it a shot?