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    Facebook announces new gender options (50!)

    12:34 p.m. CST, February 13, 2014

    Facebook users are no longer limited to selecting just male or female on their profiles.

    Starting today, there's a custom option with about 50 choices including androgynous, bi-gender, gender fluid, intersex, and transsexual.

    An announcement was posted on the Facebook Diversity page: "When you come to Facebook to connect with the people, causes, and organizations you care about, we want you to feel comfortable being your true, authentic self. An important part of this is the expression of gender, especially when it extends beyond the definitions of just 'male or female.' So today, we're proud to offer a new custom gender option to help you better express your own identity on Facebook."


    There are also three preferred pronoun choices: Him, her or them.

    To edit your gender information, go to your Timeline (profile), click "Update Info" at the bottom of your cover photo and scroll down to the gender section under basic information. There, if you choose to change your gender to custom, you can select a choice and then a preferred pronoun. Your preferred pronoun you select is public.

    http://my.chicagotribune.com/#sectio.../p2p-79291242/
    We live in interesting times..
    Last edited by *crickets*; 02-13-2014 at 10:33 AM.

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    I mean, really? 50 genders? That's a little overkill. Boy, girl, neither, or both should suffice.

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    In case you were wondering, here are the gender options:

    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
    Two-Spirit

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    Has anyone tested this?


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    I only see Male, female, and "custom" which gives you a text entry field.
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    SMH. White people! Always trying to help and shit.

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    i can't say i think this is great. or maybe it is. it doesn't really bother me, but i think an input field would suffice. whatever you are, just type it in.
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    I only see 11 options. And they are all just the pretty normal ones.

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    Mine only has male, female, and custom.
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    She transitioned from a stupid asshole to a dumb bitch.

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    I have NO IDEA what most of those are. I am so sheltered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncomfortablyNumb View Post
    Mine only has male, female, and custom.
    you have to click custom and the list will come up. i changed mine. i think it is pretty cool and progressive of fb to do this.

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    I'm a pretty Liberal and Progressive kinda guy, but I can come up with like 7, tops.
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    Ron was the best part, hands down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by becoming View Post
    I have NO IDEA what most of those are. I am so sheltered.
    Me too! Totally clueless.

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    2-spirit ? Them? I'm surprised they left ghosts and aliens off the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutiepuff View Post
    2-spirit ? Them? I'm surprised they left ghosts and aliens off the list.
    two spirit is a native american term that usually means one of two things. some native transgender people prefer the term to describe their being - both man and woman. on the other hand, some are offended by that term because it can also mean that they are possessed, that another spirit dwells within.
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    "Say, you know who could handle this penis? MY MOTHER."

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    Hmmmm so if I was multiple personality I can use 2-spirit?
    Hahaha I really am a Junior Member.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutiepuff View Post
    Hmmmm so if I was multiple personality I can use 2-spirit?
    uh-oh. 3, 2, 1...
    Quote Originally Posted by songbirdsong View Post
    "Say, you know who could handle this penis? MY MOTHER."

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    The only useful option is being able to change your language to "pirate".

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    Argggggh!!!
    Hahaha I really am a Junior Member.

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