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Facebook allows nonbinary gender identities

Postby The Holy Therns » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:39 pm

http://blog.al.com/breaking/2014/02/her ... s_new.html

So briefly, Facebook now allows 56 different gender identities rather than simply "man" and "woman" - and kindly asks for clarification regarding pronouns when you choose. In my opinion, considering the role Facebook now has in pop cultural consensus, this is excellent news and a great step forward.

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Postby Estado Paulista » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:43 pm

That's awesome. Finally, everyone will be able to know I'm a multigender-associating-skolisensual-type-non-ethnic-normative without having to ask me.
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Postby L Ron Cupboard » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:43 pm

Permanently or is it a Valentines Day promotional idea? Seems deliberately one less variety than Heinz.
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Postby Herskerstad » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:43 pm

I just hope 'man' and 'woman' still are options.
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Postby Vorkova » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:44 pm

A rather good idea.

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Postby The Holy Therns » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:44 pm

Herskerstad wrote:I just hope 'man' and 'woman' still are options.


Yes, dear, they are. This is the list of options appearing as "custom". "Man" and "Woman" are still there and unchanged.
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Postby Vorkova » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:45 pm

The Holy Therns wrote:http://blog.al.com/breaking/2014/02/heres_a_list_of_facebooks_new.html

So briefly, Facebook now allows 56 different gender identities rather than simply "man" and "woman" - and kindly asks for clarification regarding pronouns when you choose. In my opinion, considering the role Facebook now has in pop cultural consensus, this is excellent news and a great step forward.

Your own thoughts, my friends?

I just checked my own Facebook and there's nothing new there?

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Postby The Holy Therns » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:47 pm

Vorkova wrote:
The Holy Therns wrote:http://blog.al.com/breaking/2014/02/heres_a_list_of_facebooks_new.html

So briefly, Facebook now allows 56 different gender identities rather than simply "man" and "woman" - and kindly asks for clarification regarding pronouns when you choose. In my opinion, considering the role Facebook now has in pop cultural consensus, this is excellent news and a great step forward.

Your own thoughts, my friends?

I just checked my own Facebook and there's nothing new there?


On Gender, below female and male there should be custom, which allows you to enter an option on this list. Worked splendidly for me.
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Postby Christmahanikwanzikah » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:47 pm

I'm slightly disappointed by the lack of an "It's complicated" option. :P

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Postby Liriena » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:48 pm

Vorkova wrote:
The Holy Therns wrote:http://blog.al.com/breaking/2014/02/heres_a_list_of_facebooks_new.html

So briefly, Facebook now allows 56 different gender identities rather than simply "man" and "woman" - and kindly asks for clarification regarding pronouns when you choose. In my opinion, considering the role Facebook now has in pop cultural consensus, this is excellent news and a great step forward.

Your own thoughts, my friends?

I just checked my own Facebook and there's nothing new there?

It hasn't gone global yet.

Still, this is great.
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Postby Jagalonia » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:48 pm

The Holy Therns wrote:
Herskerstad wrote:I just hope 'man' and 'woman' still are options.


Yes, dear, they are. This is the list of options appearing as "custom". "Man" and "Woman" are still there and unchanged.

Custom? What is this, Character creation...?
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Postby Vorkova » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:48 pm

The Holy Therns wrote:
Vorkova wrote:I just checked my own Facebook and there's nothing new there?


On Gender, below female and male there should be custom, which allows you to enter an option on this list. Worked splendidly for me.

It's apparently not been rolled out in Ireland yet. I won't be using it myself, but it's a good idea nonetheless.

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Postby The Holy Therns » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:49 pm

Jagalonia wrote:
The Holy Therns wrote:
Yes, dear, they are. This is the list of options appearing as "custom". "Man" and "Woman" are still there and unchanged.

Custom? What is this, Character creation...?


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Postby Agritum » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:49 pm

Jagalonia wrote:
The Holy Therns wrote:
Yes, dear, they are. This is the list of options appearing as "custom". "Man" and "Woman" are still there and unchanged.

Custom? What is this, Character creation...?

One could argue that developing a personal identity is akin to character generation.
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Postby Dumb Ideologies » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:51 pm

It's not been changed in my region yet. Gives me time to decide whether "bi-gender" or "genderqueer" is most fitting.
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Postby Liriena » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:52 pm

Agritum wrote:
Jagalonia wrote:Custom? What is this, Character creation...?

One could argue that developing a personal identity is akin to character generation.

Except changing facial features and skin tone is not as easy. :P
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Postby Gallup » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:52 pm

This is probably for publicity.

Also, 56 genders? What happened to the good old days of Man, Woman, or Other?
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Postby Dumb Ideologies » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:53 pm

Gallup wrote:This is probably for publicity.

Also, 56 genders? What happened to the good old days of Man, Woman, or Other?


I know...letting people specify the nature of the "other", it's madness!
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Postby The Holy Therns » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:55 pm

Gallup wrote:This is probably for publicity.

Also, 56 genders? What happened to the good old days of Man, Woman, or Other?


...They're still there. Or are you somehow feeling harmed by it?
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Postby Divair » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:55 pm

Good. Tech companies are generally far more progressive, and Facebook is a good example.

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Postby The Time Alliance » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:55 pm

So wait? I read the list. I have some questions

1. Cis male and Cis Man? Are they not the same thing?
2. Two-Spirit is a gender? What? That's like...Religious are something....

Look the way I see it...There are Male's and Female's. Identify as whichever you want. I don't care but the genders are Male and Female.

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Postby Vorkova » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:56 pm

Gallup wrote:This is probably for publicity.

Also, 56 genders? What happened to the good old days of Man, Woman, or Other?

Other doesn't cut it any more. I wonder if they'll do sexuality next too?

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Postby Liriena » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:57 pm

Gallup wrote:What happened to the good old days of Man, Woman, or Other?

We suddenly realized that being extremely simplistic about something as complex and important to people's identity as gender is kinda lazy, and serves no purpose other than pandering to people who apparently don't want to make the effort to think about there being more than two or three genders.

Really, what's the problem with giving people the chance to express their identity accurately?
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Postby Dumb Ideologies » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:58 pm

The Time Alliance wrote:So wait? I read the list. I have some questions

1. Cis male and Cis Man? Are they not the same thing?
2. Two-Spirit is a gender? What? That's like...Religious are something....

Look the way I see it...There are Male's and Female's. Identify as whichever you want. I don't care but the genders are Male and Female.


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Postby The Holy Therns » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:58 pm

The Time Alliance wrote:So wait? I read the list. I have some questions

1. Cis male and Cis Man? Are they not the same thing?
2. Two-Spirit is a gender? What? That's like...Religious are something....

Look the way I see it...There are Male's and Female's. Identify as whichever you want. I don't care but the genders are Male and Female.


Thank you, I totally needed your permission.

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Gallup wrote:What happened to the good old days of Man, Woman, or Other?

We suddenly realized that being extremely simplistic about something as complex and important to people's identity as gender is kinda lazy, and serves no purpose other than pandering to people who apparently don't want to make the effort to think about there being more than two or three genders.

Really, what's the problem with giving people the chance to express their identity accurately?


But... but... but the good old days!!!
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