<body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d14058325\x26blogName\x3dChiswickite++-+formerly+The+Croydonian\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dBLUE\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttp://croydonian.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den_GB\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://croydonian.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d2605630255414466250', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>

The return of the Jedi Knights

Much amusement was had with the last census when sundry merry pranksters opted to write in 'Jedi Knight' as religious affiliation. As and when the 2001 census and others are made public domain, I suspect that there will be an awful lot of folk who claimed to be brain surgeons too.

Anyway, as if the census was not already grossly intrusive, some parties wish to go a whole lot further:

"[The Equality and Human Rights Commission] is also calling on the ONS to include a question on sexual identity in the 2011 Census alongside other groups".

In the light of quite how insecure data held by the government is, and how the state will require data sharing at its whim, would you feel safe writing down your predilections?

I suspect that 'asexual' would be the safest response.

Labels:

« Home | Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »

Anonymous a. pedant said... 11:33 am

I object to mongrel words!

It shd be non-sexual or (I think) aphylic.  



Blogger Mac the Knife said... 5:43 pm

I'm not averse to the odd mongrel, I think I'll characterise myself as confidentio-sexual... :)  



» Post a Comment