Communicator (communicator) wrote,

What, with these feet

Report in the Guardian today that some official surveys will include questions on sexual identity.

When statisticians start next month investigating the sexual orientation of the British population in official surveys, they are leaving some room for interpretation: people will be asked if they are heterosexual/straight, gay/lesbian, bisexual, or other. The Office for National Statistics said yesterday that it needs the information to fulfil a legal duty to promote equality... A spokesman said the "other" category was included after test surveys revealed that at least five people in every 1,000 did not think any of the main categories accurately described their sexual identity.

I don't know what I'd answer. Probably heterosexual, because although I've had sex with a few women, it was a long time ago, and at my age it would just be ridiculous to answer as if I were some sort of adventuress. There ought to be options for 'grateful to get any at all' or in the words of Ronnie Barker: 'What, with these feet?' (ETA - 1 minute into that youtube - brilliantly delivered line)
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