Social Security goes for woke, falls short

Hallelujah, Social Security is going woke.

Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of our ever-vigilant Social Security Administration, announced people now have the choice to self-select their sex on their Social Security number (SSN) record. No bureaucratic involvement. 

“The Social Security Administration’s Equity Action Plan includes a commitment to decrease administrative burdens and ensure people who identify as gender diverse or transgender have options in the Social Security Number card application process,” said Acting Commissioner Kijakazi. “This new policy allows people to self-select their sex in our records without needing to provide documentation of their sex designation.”

No documentation. What a relief! 

SSA says, “People who update their sex marker in our records will need to apply for a replacement SSN card. They will still need to show a current document to prove their identity, but they will no longer need to provide medical or legal documentation of their sex designation now that the policy change is in place.”

Proof of your gender? Naw. Your word is good enough for us.

But — there’s always a but — you will have to choose a self-identified sex designation of either male or female.


SSA is going full binary, those goddamn bigots! No trans? No bi? No tri? No “a dash of this and a smidgen of that”? 

Here comes the alibi: “Currently, our record systems are unable to include a non-binary or unspecified sex designation. We are exploring possible future policy and systems updates to support an “X” sex designation for the SSN card application process.”

X? Like in LatinX?

X to cover the full range gender blending options? Facebook offers 58 gender options, such as genderqueer, neutrois, cis male, androgynous, and schmucked. (I made up the last one.)

I was outraged, as you would be, writing in comments that I identify as a pussy cat a/k/a furry, and would not stand for having my rights trampled by the sexphobic federal establishment.

Even though I checked “I am not a robot,” my comment to SSA was not accepted. Censors!

I may go back and designate my sex as female because they live longer. Hell, I’ve already done that on Tinder.

8 thoughts on “Social Security goes for woke, falls short”

    ( sic ). How hard did you have to search the National Enquirer or London Tabloid for this shocker of a story ?
    Silly me. ( more sarcasm ). This is very important to all of those that think that they ARE very important.
    If is something that is very real and important.
    We have 192 law enforcement personnel killed in the line of duty. Plus 21 K-9s. Nationwide, a huge number of our protectors have been injured. Some permanently.
    Just recently, the illegal bike squads in Philly were seen on camera throwing rocks and the ever popular bottles/bags of urine at our cops. BRING BACK FRANK RIZZO !
    Is this the worst before the better ?
    Hope that you’re keeping up the therapy.

    1. I read it in the regular press, and from more than one source. I agree with Freeze that for me it’s a yawner. People gonna do, what people gonna do–as long as it does not do harm to others, it’s fine with me and ought to be fine with the government. What one’s sex is does not affect eligibility for benefits or taxes owed. As I understand it, sex, along with race/ethnicity is for statistical purposes. Nobody needs to “document” their race/ethnicity, and one can even decline to provide the information. Why should another statistical category be different? Actually, I think it will be a useful statistic to see how many people opt a different sex from their birth. Clearly this is happening. Why not measure it? Why do you think Facebook is offering all those choices? Market research, obviously. Just like Google wants to know “why did you close this ad”–it’s not to be helpful or solicitous of your welfare.

      1. My objection is simple: Since your card does not indicate gender, and gender does not affect benefits, this was virtue signaling, nothing more, and they didn’t get it right, meaning binary choices.

  2. Me thinks Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner may be bucking for a full-time gig. No?
    Can’t wait for November 8th!!
    Drain the swamp!!

  3. On all forms I must complete, where the information line says SEX____, I always write in “yes,”

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