For many years now there have been questions raised about what genders are and how many of them there are.
We would go to the Bible and come up with a pretty quick answer.
“But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.” (Mark 10:6)
This is both the words of Jesus and the record of Genesis… bish bash bosh for the Christian… Job done. There are two sexes, two genders.
But what about those who do not believe the Bible to be the inerrant word of God… what authority can we call on for them?
Well, what higher authority do we have in the UK than the British Government? So let us have a look at just how the British Government number genders.
“The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017″
“These Regulations impose obligations on employers with 250 or more employees to publish information relating to the gender pay gap in their organisation. In particular, employers are required to publish the difference between the average hourly rate of pay paid to male and female employees; the difference between the average bonus paid to male and female employees; the proportions of male and of female employees who receive bonuses; and the relative proportions of male and female employees in each quartile pay band of the workforce.”
Humm… It looks to me that the British Government recognise two genders: Male and Female.
Let us have a look at the guidance issued by the Cabinet Office to government departments about how they should be applying the above legislation.
“Whilst both equal pay and the gender pay gap deal with the disparity of pay women receive in the workplace, they are two different issues:
Equal pay means that men and women in the same employment performing equal work must receive equal pay, as set out in the Equality Act 2010.
The gender pay gap is a measure of the difference between men’s and women’s average earnings across an organisation or the labour market. It is expressed as a percentage of men’s earnings.”
Humm… It looks to me that the Cabinet Office also recognise two genders: Men and Women.
Even if we want to argue that sex and gender are not the same, I think that Men and Women refer to SEX and male and female refer to Gener, and guess what? There are two, two of each and the British Government use them interchangeably?
Over the last week or so, the Gender pay gap has hardly ever been out of the new. The BBC and probably all other media have been speaking about the gender pay gap in terms of men and women or male and female, and I have heard nothing but crickets from the LGBT community demanding that the figures should be split over the… is it 76 genders that we are nnow suposed to recognise.
And if we had tried to work out the gender pay gap over 76 genders we would have seen the utter ridiculousness of such claims.