Because This Is Too Asinine Not To Post — Trash Survey Wants To Know Sexual Orientation Of Respondents

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I wasn’t going to post on this but, I’ve decided this is so utterly asinine that it needs noted.

Birmingham wheelie bin survey wants to know if you’re gay, straight or bisexual

Residents filling in a survey on household waste were stunned that, after being asked about recycling reward schemes, the sizes of bins and whether their property has space to store them, the questionnaire inquired if they were heterosexual, gay or bisexual.

Councillors admit they are mystified as to the relevance of the question in a survey on household rubbish collection.

But the council says that this is simply one of the standard monitoring questions to ensure that the responses represent a cross-section of the city’s population and that people do not have to answer it.

Because this is important things to know when considering someone’s trash.  Oddly, the survey failed to ask what many would regard as the most relevant question. 

Mr Dave Dixon said: “It does not ask if residents want such bins but is very interested in their sexual orientation.

Ah, those crazy Brits. …….

h/t Lat

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7 Responses to Because This Is Too Asinine Not To Post — Trash Survey Wants To Know Sexual Orientation Of Respondents

  1. DirkH says:

    I find the question mildly offensive to Muslims and insensitive to their cultural specifics. Maybe a Fatwa would help.

  2. Latitude says:

    good grief…..is that the only way they figure out if they are surveying a cross section of the population?

    …..someone got confused and throught they said cross dressers

  3. philjourdan says:

    It is stupid and Nunya. But I guess they will try to validate it by saying it will impact the “Biotoxic waste” they collect.

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