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Jan 22, 2015

State will allow gender change without operation

The State today told the High Court that it will no longer require an actual sex change operation in order to be allowed to change one's official gender status in the population registry, but it would allow people to choose as they wish whatever gender they want to be listed as.
source: INN

Seems ridiculous to me.

Makes me wonder though what the best uses of this new rule would be:

 * women could change their status when they want to sit in the front section of the bus
 * women could change their status and then demand a higher salary, similar to the male salary instead of the normally lower womens salary
 * the Haredi MKs, or some of them, could change their status to women in order to preempt the need for the new womens party. no more hadarat nashim in the haredi parties!
 * the Haredi MKs could change their status to women and avoid all the criticism of not including women in the party (thanks SB!)
 * religious men looking to get out of army service could change status to female and then apply for the exemption for religious women
 * aliyot in shul will become a headache as the gabbai will have to ask to see an updated identity card before calling anyone up, but women will be able to get aliyot in their reclassification as men

what other ideas do you have?

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  1. What if I want to change my blood type? I REALLY want to be a type O...

  2. This chilul H' just proves that the State is going along with the 'new' world thinking. Woe, woe that this is being allowed to happen in Eretz Hakodesh.

    1. Actually I think it's a tremendous kindness to help misguided people avoid mutilating their bodies.

  3. In the US, the debate de jure is whether such a person should be allowed to use the public restrooms of his or her declared gender.

  4. In all seriousness, do you think this will work "religious men looking to get out of army service could change status to female and then apply for the exemption for religious women"?


  5. LOL what will the Rabbanut do with marriage requests from the draft dodgers?

    What is the wait period before one can switch back, and is there a lifetime limit on switches?

  6. Disappointed on the responses here. The real problem is that such a problem even exists now in Israel. Just like Golda Meir was thrilled in saying 'now we're a real country because we have our own criminals'. Is that something to be proud of? Just a new disgraceful addition brought upon our people.

    1. Reply to "Anonymous" of January 23, 2015 3:13 AM:

      It wasn't Golda Meir who said it, although she is sometimes cited as having said it.
      It wasn't David Ben-Gurion who said it, although he is most often cited as having said it.
      It was Chaim Nachman Bialik.

  7. men do not get a child tax credit. women do. how do I change?

  8. Useful when there is only a seat in the male or female parts of the mehadrin bus.


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