Summary The Complete Glossary of Facebook's 51 Gender Options. (See also this excellent article by Dr. Eric Grollman about gender conformity & gender non-conformity). Gender Questioning- Someone who may be questioning their gender or gender identity, and/or considering other ways of experiencing or expressing their gender or gender presentation.
Summary Facebook Inc. is offering users dozens of options beyond the "female" and "male" sexual identities by offerin a new custom gender option for users' profiles, a move that's been hailed by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy groups. "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," Facebook wrote in a post on its Diversity page . Along with bringing the new options online, the company also adjusted privacy settings to enable users to control who sees the new custom gender.
Summary MENLO PARK, Calif. "All too often transgender people like myself and other gender nonconforming people are given this binary option, do you want to be male or female? What is your gender? And it's kind of disheartening because none of those let us tell others who we really are," she said. "This really changes that, and for the first time I get to go to the site and specify to all the people I know what my gender is."
Summary In this Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, photo, transgender activist Nori Herras-Castaneda, a spokeswoman for the Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center in San Jose, Calif., discusses Facebook's expanded gender identification options. "All too often transgender people like myself and other gender nonconforming people are given this binary option, do you want to be male or female? What is your gender? And it's kind of disheartening because none of those let us tell others who we really are," she said. "This really changes that, and for the first time I get to go to the site and specify to all the people I know what my gender is."
Summary Facebook software engineer Brielle Harrison demonstrates the expanded options for gender. The first I heard of this was courtesy of a comment by an online friend, who expressed frustration that Facebook had not included their preferred gender option: non-gendered identity. In addition, Facebook still gives precedence to the gender binary: its online presentation takes the form of male, female or the choice of 48 "custom" categories.
Summary Re: "Not just male, female anymore," Feb. 14 news story. There are now more gender options on Facebook than there are dimensions generally contemplated by string theory. When will these people stop and ask themselves whether or not they have jumped the shark? (You'll have to inquire with Fonzie as to the gender of said shark.).
Summary On Feb 13, 2013 Apple Inc. (nasdaqds:AAPL) share price closed at $544.43, up $8.51 cents, from the previous day's close of $535.92. This is a far cry from APPL share value of $501.43 ten days ago. The nose dive 10 days ago was sparked in part by negative comments from billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who piled on with others criticizing disappointing iPhone sales and Apple's propensity to hold on to what Icahn believes is too much cash that should instead be lining the pockets of investors like him.
Summary Facebook Gender Options Explained: What Does Gender Fluid Even Mean?. The term cisgender is potentially politically loaded term. In short, it refers to a person who identifies as the gender they were born as and it's supposed to be an alternative to non-transgender or "normal people."
Summary A New Zealand intersex advocate say changes on Facebook allowing more gender options are nice, but not earth shattering. Mitchell objects to gender classifying honorifics and uses Professor when travelling, despite not being one. "That's symbolic of the fact that these things do make a difference. I'm not a Mr, I'm not a Mrs and I'm not a Ms - and in our computerised world you've got to be something."
Summary Facebook introduced new gender options yesterday , making the site more user-friendly to people who don't identify strictly as male or female. Transmasculine: Trans individuals who identify with masculinity, and may or may not identify as (trans) men. Transsexual: A person who experiences a mismatch of the sex they were born as, and the sex they identify as.