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    Re: Male, female or 'custom'? Facebook announces 50 ways to define gender

    Just do like the relationship status - male, female, or "it's complicated".

    This way, if you know they list their gender as "it's complicated", just stay the hell away to avoid a hodgepodge of nonsense down there.

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    Re: Male, female or 'custom'? Facebook announces 50 ways to define gender

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    To be inclusive, tolerant and allow everyone freedom of expression.

    Then they set it on private.
    There's more freedom to the user if they can just type in their gender term. It's really not hard.
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    Re: Male, female or 'custom'? Facebook announces 50 ways to define gender

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    There's more freedom to the user if they can just type in their gender term. It's really not hard.
    It probably would be better. I type in my political viewpoint label for instance.

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    Re: Male, female or 'custom'? Facebook announces 50 ways to define gender

    32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
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    Re: Male, female or 'custom'? Facebook announces 50 ways to define gender

    They could throw it back down to 2 if they just replaced it with "urinal or stall?".

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    Re: Male, female or 'custom'? Facebook announces 50 ways to define gender

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    *Male
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    *Magical Third Gender

    On a serious note, why waste time listing some fifty terms when they could just let the user fill it in?

    Because they are selling you to the highest bidder so they still need to control the "gender" field to simplify the sale.


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    Re: Male, female or 'custom'? Facebook announces 50 ways to define gender

    I don't even know what most of those terms mean

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    Re: Facebook offers more ways to express gender beyond 'male' and 'female'

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    Facebook offers more ways to express gender beyond 'male' and 'female' - Computerworld



    In my opinion, this is pretty cool. The ostracism that a lot of these folks feel for not fitting a mold leads to all sorts of issues, such as depression. This thing that Facebook is doing which harms nobody and perhaps helps others feel more comfortable in their own skin.
    I think it's stupid..... You're either a man or a woman - it's that simple and not that complicated.

    This is nothing more than facebook pandering to a small confused crowed of people go gain brownie points with progressives.

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    Re: Male, female or 'custom'? Facebook announces 50 ways to define gender

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Did Zuckerberg fail English class? "Them" is a plural pronoun. Unless you're two people, "them" is superfluous. A better distinction is "it". A trans can be properly described as "it", since there's a disconnect between what they are and what they want to be. Neutrality wins out.
    There's no singular neutral gender pronoun. We (and by we I mean English writers everywhere) have been struggling with this futilely forever. I've opted to go with "he" and if someone doesn't like it he's free to make the effort to introduce the word of his choosing to the English language.

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