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15-02-2014, 08:44 PM
Facebook's recent addition of 56 Gender choices
I'm curious to know what anyone thinks of this. I have no religious objection to it, but annoys me greatly.

Don't get me wrong: I support gay rights, and believe the transgender community deserves the same rights as anyone else.

However, 56 gender options is ludicrous, and I can't see this as helpful to any cause other than getting attention. Thoughts?


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15-02-2014, 08:47 PM
RE: Facebook's recent addition of 56 Gender choices
from the article:
Quote:Agender
Androgyne
Androgynous
Bigender
Cis
Cisgender
Cis Female
Cis Male
Cis Man
Cis Woman
Cisgender Female
Cisgender Male
Cisgender Man
Cisgender Woman
Female to Male
FTM
Gender Fluid
Gender Nonconforming
Gender Questioning
Gender Variant
Genderqueer
Intersex
Male to Female
MTF
Neither
Neutrois
Non-binary
Other
Pangender
Trans
Trans*
Trans Female
Trans* Female
Trans Male
Trans* Male
Trans Man
Trans* Man
Trans Person
Trans* Person
Trans Woman
Trans* Woman
Transfeminine
Transgender
Transgender Female
Transgender Male
Transgender Man
Transgender Person
Transgender Woman
Transmasculine
Transsexual
Transsexual Female
Transsexual Male
Transsexual Man
Transsexual Person
Transsexual Woman
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15-02-2014, 08:49 PM
RE: Facebook's recent addition of 56 Gender choices
I've never heard of many of those, but it looks like a few are redundant.

Female to Male
FTM


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15-02-2014, 08:50 PM
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I am apathetic about this as I tell facebook as little about myself as possible. However if people want all of their business up on the 'net who are we to say anything about it. I have a feeling this came from some kind of tolerance meeting where they were discussing adding gender options and the list just kept getting longer and longer til someone just snapped and said fuck it add em all.

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15-02-2014, 09:10 PM
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If it's explicitly a gender field then why are physical terms included?

Also some of those things are redundant and/or nonexistent. If one is going for a "let people identify as whatever they want" then just make the field user entry.

More to the point: who cares?

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15-02-2014, 10:14 PM
Facebook's recent addition of 56 Gender choices
(15-02-2014 08:49 PM)Bows and Arrows Wrote:  I've never heard of many of those, but it looks like a few are redundant.

Female to Male
FTM

All the Cis- categories are as well. They mean "identify with the gender I was born with."

So all of these are redundant:

Cis

Cisgender

Cis Female

Cis Male

Cis Man

Cis Woman

Cisgender Female

Cisgender Male

Cisgender Man

Cisgender Woman

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15-02-2014, 10:20 PM
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So....there's a ton of man made genders, but hermaphrodite isn't on here? Blink Way to go, facebook!

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15-02-2014, 10:23 PM
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(15-02-2014 08:50 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  I am apathetic about this as I tell facebook as little about myself as possible. However if people want all of their business up on the 'net who are we to say anything about it. I have a feeling this came from some kind of tolerance meeting where they were discussing adding gender options and the list just kept getting longer and longer til someone just snapped and said fuck it add em all.

They forgot my gender.
THEY DIDN'T ADD FREAKING "I DON'T GIVE A FLYING PIG ABOUT WHAT MY PROFILE SHOWS AS MY GENDER!"

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15-02-2014, 10:26 PM
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I'm all for LGTBQ rights but this seems overkill. Many of these are redundant. This isn't the first social networking site I've seen like this though. I've had to go look things up after filling out those forms.

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15-02-2014, 10:29 PM
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They also didn't ad " Irobot" roomba , scooba, braava, mirra, and looj.

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