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More The Merrier: Facebook Adds 56 Gender Options

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So apparently Facebook now has 56 different custom gender options selectable via an autocomplete option under the gender tab. Unsurprisingly, they still don't have the one I'm looking for. The whole list:

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

So, did Facebook add the other options because they realize its users are all unique like snowflakes and might not identify their gender as a simple male or female? Or -- OR -- to better target advertising? Sadly, I think we all know the answer here.

Thanks to E V I L A R E S, who's so evil it's become his gender.

There are Comments.
  • Andrew St. Andrew

    only four options available in the real world. penis, vagina, neither or both

  • Bob McBob

    Lol americans. We laugh at your bullshit. Sincerely, the rest of the world.

  • Sh17C0que

    Nobody gives a fuck if you are a otherkin transspecies ethereal entity flying in a poop spaceship.

  • Jared Gonzales

    So you're saying that FB should just get rid of the option to list one's gender all together, or just that you're threatened by a trans person (etc) expressing theirs?

  • fdafda

    well I'd give a little of a fuck to know about the poop spaceship

  • Codongolev

    did you even check before you posted this? I just did, it just says "male," "female," and "custom," and if you choose custom you can type anything you want, and it has autosuggest options. that's like saying google has a certain number of "search options."

  • Marc Nadeau

    Where's the 'gender bender' option?

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    In Futurama.

  • KLanD

    56 'gender' options..???

    That makes 54 I've never heard of...

    Seriously people.. this is getting out of hand.

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    ♛♛♛ ♛♛♛⫩ ♛♛♛ ♛♛♛︨♛ ♛♛♛ ♛♛♛This is just the autocomplete options, probably taken from the most common words people use to fill in the field.

  • abcdefgjklmnopqruvwxyz

    You can type anything you want into that custom field, this not a list you'd have to pick from. All these "they should add ___" comments are pointless.

    This is just the autocomplete options, probably taken from the most common words people use to fill in the field.

    However, I do find it interesting that they don't have any "basic" ones listed, like boy, girl, man, woman, etc.

  • Sh17C0que

    Because normal people don't give a fuck.

  • Um. Wat.

  • LittleBigFace

    Looks like facebooks fused with tumblr.

  • george

    They forgot otobot,werewolf and asgardian..

  • Guest

    they don't have synthetic :( nor dinosexual. they don't even have furry/otherkin. I remain oppressed even worse now that they made a big show of being inclusive and still managed to marginalize my sexual identity.

    They also left off "my kind does not conform to your race's binary gender system."
    radical transhumists could choose agendered for robot life, but its not quite the same as saying "gender is an obsolete concept I have chosen to discard for utilitarian reasons"

    56 terms and yet still so narrow and closed minded. hell they can't even handle the strong feminine hyena form with the words they've got there. Or did I miss something that translates to "I am totally functionally female but I do have a penis which I basically ejaculate my young through(for those interested in the mechanics the male shoves his smaller dick into the female's flacid one when mating)"

  • Guest

    wait. there it is. I totally overlooked nonbinary. derp. ignore that part of what I said. still no beast spirit or transhuman though.

  • Guest

    A point of further clarification. transperson transhumanism not the same, nor does transperson appear to mean the same thing facebook is using it to mean. it isn't a sexual orientation or a physical gender but more of a borg collective mind so doesn't belong on this list.

    Transhuman however is possibly relevant because conquering the frailties of flesh with steel can lead to physical removal of sex. which would be the understanding meaning if written into a gender box just as cyborg is the understood meaning if filled out in race even though transhumanism is actually a philosophy.

    ook, speaking of, eunuch is conspicuously absent.

    And more seriously they need "opt out" "private/irrelevant" and "person" on that list since thats the entire point of the androgynous subculture. putting androgyny doesn't have the same meaning,

  • Guest

    why can't we actually delete shit. this is stupid.

  • If you log in to Disqus you can edit your posts.
    Also, amongst all those gender options there is an 'other'. Not a great option but it's there.

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