New gender category ‘problematic’

Statistics New Zealand has introduced the term ‘gender diverse’ as a category to encompass people who do not identify as either male or female.

Family First national director Bob McCoskrie is questioning the reasoning behind the move to introduce a new gender category.

He says it only fuelled gender-identity politics.

“I’ve seen even trans advocate group say that it’s open to harmful misuse or misinterpretation, so when those groups themselves are saying that it’s problematic, then I think Statistics NZ are going to realise just how problematic the whole issue is.”

He said Statistics New Zealand should stick to what is objective and measurable, namely male and female categories only. Continue reading

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