Choose your sex

Lately, there has been much discussion as to when a person should have to decide which sex to adopt as their own. Some say that children as young as three or four should be able to decide for themselves and not to meekly accept what their parents tell them. Others suggest that, like voting or getting a tattoo, waiting until 18 would be better.

On many websites, forms require me to select my sex, to tick the appropriate box. Lately, I have been offered Male, Female or Undecided. It is important to protect the Human Rights of those still mulling this important decision.

If you are designing your own website, there are plenty of sites to help you make the gender question on your form more inclusive. One suggestion offers no less than 17 different gender options.

There have been a number of articles in the world’s press on the Human Rights of people with a wide range of sexual orientations, some of which didn’t exist when I was young. Much has been made of the thorny problem of the correct public toilet for a transgender person. Which toilet is appropriate for a person who is a man for all practical purposes but feels that he is a woman. Which changing rooms should a transgender person use at the health club?

The ongoing uproar here in Israel over state-supported surrogacy to homosexual couples and single men shows how important it is to protect the Human Rights of all citizens.

But what about my Human Rights? Will no-one stand up for me? Like many other people, I was born stark naked. I wish to continue in this natural state but am forced to wear clothes. A short stroll along my local high street, without being covered with un-natural cloth, would soon show how much my Human Rights are worth.

And why can’t I choose who I want to marry? Surely this is a very basic Human Right. We have succeeded in breaking down the absurd old laws that dictated marriage only to be between man and woman. We now, quite rightly, have single-sex marriage, in line with the Human Rights of men/men and woman/woman couples. But I have six very lovely women who all want to marry me. Why should the government restrict me to just one! Who is the government to decide what constitutes a marriage?

Yes, Human Rights for all.

About the Author
The author has been living in Rehovot since making Aliya in 1970. A retired physicist, he divides his time between writing adventure novels, getting his sometimes unorthodox views on the world into print, and working in his garden. An enthusiastic skier and world traveler, the author has visited many countries. His first novels "Snow Job - a Len Palmer Mystery" and "Not My Job – a Second Len Palmer Mystery" are published for Amazon Kindle. The author is currently working on the third Len Palmer Mystery - "Do Your Job".
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