Univ. of Iowa adds optional LGBT question to application

Dec 12, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: KARE-TV Minneapolis

The University of Iowa has become the nation's first public university to include optional questions about sexual orientation and gender identity on its admissions application.

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For about 2 years, I've belonged to this site where you take market research surveys a few times a week if you wish to do so, and recieve about $5 for each 15 minute survey taken.

Along with the survey are the typical demographic questions.

I was surprised last week when the demographic question for gender on a survey gave you 3 possible choices.

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Fa-Foxy wrote:
For about 2 years, I've belonged to this site where you take market research surveys a few times a week if you wish to do so, and recieve about $5 for each 15 minute survey taken.
Along with the survey are the typical demographic questions.
I was surprised last week when the demographic question for gender on a survey gave you 3 possible choices.
So did you identify your self with other

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I belong to several survey sites and have made almost $1,000 in the last few years. What is surprising is that more DON'T ask about sexual orientation nowadays, especially when focusing on advertising. One would think it would be a more useful marketing segmentation metric than skin colour. It seems the surveys that do are often the booze ones - it would be nice if some other advertisers would be interested in how to target-market us!

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It's not a bad thing if it's an optional question. Majority of applications (for college or jobs) I've ever had have had the sexual orientation question, it's always been: hetero, bi, g/l or prefer not to say. I'd like to see more places adopt either the other option or prefer not to say option on the gender question, or better than that: male, female, intersex, transgender, prefer not to say.

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JohnInToronto wrote:
I belong to several survey sites and have made almost $1,000 in the last few years. What is surprising is that more DON'T ask about sexual orientation nowadays, especially when focusing on advertising. One would think it would be a more useful marketing segmentation metric than skin colour. It seems the surveys that do are often the booze ones - it would be nice if some other advertisers would be interested in how to target-market us!
I agree. I subscribed to "The Advocate" for many years, and they apparently would sell their mailing list so I got a lot of things in the snailmail from gay-oriented companies.

I made a few hundred dollars so far, but I haven't cashed any of it in yet.

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I agree. I subscribed to "The Advocate" for many years, and they apparently would sell their mailing list so I got a lot of things in the snailmail from gay-oriented companies.
I made a few hundred dollars so far, but I haven't cashed any of it in yet.
I realize this has gotten off subject but do you get real money you know a check that you can actually deposit, or some kind of credit towards items they want you to test and report after paying shipping.

"I made a few hundred dollars so far, but I haven't cashed any of it in yet" drew a red flag

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I realize this has gotten off subject but do you get real money you know a check that you can actually deposit, or some kind of credit towards items they want you to test and report after paying shipping.
"I made a few hundred dollars so far, but I haven't cashed any of it in yet" drew a red flag
I got a JCPenny gift card.

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Dec 13, 2012
 
I forgot how I got signed up for it. I THINK it was because I booked a flight online with Southwest Airlines about 2 years ago.

I get an email every other day or so with a link to a survey. You answer some demographic questions, and then it says whether you meet the criteria for teh survey. The surveys are generally 10 - 15 minutes, although some are 30 minutes or longer. The rate of pay is generally $20 -$30 an hour. They surveys are all about consumer goods and services.

You get paid after aech survey, not in cash, but you can trade in the money for things such as a JCPenny gift card and things like that.

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disaster in the making wrote:
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I realize this has gotten off subject but do you get real money you know a check that you can actually deposit, or some kind of credit towards items they want you to test and report after paying shipping.
"I made a few hundred dollars so far, but I haven't cashed any of it in yet" drew a red flag
Real money. Web Perspectives seems to give me the most daily surveys here in Canada. Most of 'em operate in both the US and Canada.
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Dec 13, 2012
 
This is the worst kind of way to single out and paint a target on people, under the disguise of a casual fair minded question. When these people are on their own, going from one dorm to another at night, and some beer drinking rough necks decide to focus on them, all this philosophical debate wont cover their back. You had better really dig deep and think about what you are advertising when you respond to a questionairre question like that. Campuses can be playgrounds for the rich and the rough, and if they turn ugly those people who checked that on the box are going to be kicked to the curb and denied while the campus circles the legal wagons and rolls them into a ditch. Thats how it really works in this world. And those individuals had better understand that the lgbt political left will just as easily use their suffering as a sacrificial jesus matyr example to further their own agendas. Those kind of people are in a war with higher political powers that see different, with both sides willing to use, abuse or watch them get abused to further their own interests. Its like that John Grisham novel where Jackson's character is advised not to blindly fall in with whatever the naacp says because if it goes bad, hell they can always still use him as a matyr. so they win either way.

There are a lot of hateful people in this world, and this kind of question seperates the survival savvy from the idealistic head in the clouds. Dont be so desperate for your view of rights that you voluntarily plant a bullseye on your application. The system is out for your money, not necessarily your welfare. You are income earning cattle, disposable and replacable if it comes down to it.

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