Awesome. Facebook now offering 50 choices for “gender” in profiles

posted at 7:01 pm on February 15, 2014 by Jazz Shaw

I first learned of this story from Dr. James Joyner, who apparently had little to say beyond… it’s complicated. In the short version, web giant Facebook is constantly trying to create a more helpful user interface for all of the people employing the service. One aspect of that concerns the various profile options you can select when identifying yourself, specifically your gender. It seems that the boring old two choices of Male or Female weren’t enough for today’s quickly evolving world, so they added a few more.

You don’t have to be just male or female on Facebook anymore. The social media giant has added a customizable option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender as well as three preferred pronoun choices: him, her or them.

Facebook said the changes, shared with The Associated Press before the launch on Thursday, initially cover the company’s 159 million monthly users in the U.S. and are aimed at giving people more choices in how they describe themselves, such as androgynous, bi-gender, intersex, gender fluid or transsexual.

“There’s going to be a lot of people for whom this is going to mean nothing, but for the few it does impact, it means the world,” said Facebook software engineer Brielle Harrison, who worked on the project and is herself undergoing gender transformation, from male to female. On Thursday, while watchdogging the software for any problems, she said she was also changing her Facebook identity from Female to TransWoman.

By way of full disclosure, I don’t have a Facebook page. I did briefly back in 2010 when I’d read about it being an effective tool for campaign management, but it quickly turned out (for me) to be a tiresome time sink with shockingly invasive tendencies and little value to me, so I deleted it. (Which took a lot more effort than I had originally imagined.) I barely have time for my twitter account.

Still, I’m having a bit of trouble imagining how you can get anywhere near fifty for a number of gender selections, and that’s ignoring the fact that I’m an old fuddy duddy. Even assuming the default of two isn’t enough, I guess you’d have some sort of crossover category, but where do you go from there? In any event, there are clearly some people who are really excited about this.

“I love that I can choose Gender Neutral,” said Debon Garrigues of Asheville, N.C., who is transitioning from female to male. “I’m going to change it immediately.”

Garrigues also appreciated the opportunity to change pronoun preferences.

The idea of expanding gender choices percolated at Facebook for about a year and started to come to fruition during an in-house brainstorming four months ago, project manager Lexi Ross said.

Transgender activist Nori Herras-Castaneda, a spokeswoman for the Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center in San Jose, said her community has been waiting for this to happen for a long time.

“We always talk about how gender is a spectrum,” she said. “I can see a lot of people being extremely happy about this.”

A … spectrum. Well, Facebook is clearly a full service outfit, you’ve got to say that for them.


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For people who claim to decry the use of labels, they now have created 48 more from which to choose.

HugoDrax on February 15, 2014 at 7:05 PM

I am a WOMAN! Heh… :D

Scrumpy on February 15, 2014 at 7:06 PM

“They just want the same rights you and I have.”

Akzed on February 15, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Posted much of this in the Green Room on this topic, so here it is again:

The ‘party of science’ wants to deny chromosomal sex/gender determination with the addition, or elimination, of external body parts. You can no more change your gender through the surgical manipulation of your ‘packaging’ than you can make a McDonald’s burger a Ruth’s Chris steak with a fancier plate and the subtraction of the bun.

Additionally, individuals who lose body parts due to disease and/or injury are no less male/female than before (for example, a woman with a double mastectomy and hysterectomy from cancer), any more than a man whose chest grows/sags with weight gain becomes a woman.

The entire concept of choosing one’s sex/gender, then surgically pretending to be that sex/gender, would be ridiculous if it weren’t so perverted and rife with potential for abuse of others’ right to privacy in single-sex bathrooms, locker facilities, etc.

Progressive insanity.

xNavigator on February 15, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Awesome. Facebook now offering 50 choices for “gender” in profiles

I want to be known as Retro-sexual male. The kind who would never who would dress in a onesie and hold an Obamacare sleepover.

Happy Nomad on February 15, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Happy Nomad on February 15, 2014 at 7:07 PM

ha! I wonder how many more we can add, for laughs :)

FemGenHeteroRetro

Scrumpy on February 15, 2014 at 7:10 PM

I’d say that these efforts are addressing the wrong issue. There can only be two genders. But many sexual orientations.

So is the question gender, or orientation? There is no need to get cute with 50 choices for gender, if really you just trying to be cute with answering sexual orientation.

Too clever by half.

HugoDrax on February 15, 2014 at 7:10 PM

And they changed their name to Genderbook

NOMOBO on February 15, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Is Libfreeordie listed as a choice?

BeachBum on February 15, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Is Libfreeordie listed as a choice?

BeachBum on February 15, 2014 at 7:10 PM

…I didn’t see Small Dick…on the list!

KOOLAID2 on February 15, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Yet another cultural “improvement.”

somewhatconcerned on February 15, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Who cares what it wants to be called. It is still a Sodomite.

rich801 on February 15, 2014 at 7:16 PM

It seems now we’re up to about 75% of headlines here at HA that would have easily been assumed five years ago to be from The Onion.

State-supported, non-productive Leftists have way too much time on their hands …

ShainS on February 15, 2014 at 7:16 PM

It doesn’t even make sense. They have:

Transexual Female, Male, Man, Person, and Woman

But for Transgender only Female, and Person

And Transmasculine, but no Transfeminine.

These obviously aren’t real computer programmers. If they were, they’d take a list of all prefixes and all suffixes and then produce all combinations.

Fenris on February 15, 2014 at 7:16 PM

What FB is doing is nothing more than offering social constructs to people who don’t know who or what they are, and, mark my words, all of these ‘labels’ will become ‘special interest or minority’ groups in the future, lobbying for their rights…

More money down the drain for brainless people…

Scrumpy on February 15, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Paul Simon knew: there must be 50 ways to be a lover.

Did I get that right?

Kraken on February 15, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Soon I will sue to marry my consenting adult son. It’s my civil right. Since we can’t procreate incest won’t apply to us. We will adopt my grandson.

Franklin100 on February 15, 2014 at 7:18 PM

There ought to be three choices:

1) Male.
2) Female.
3) In desperate need of counseling, therapy, prayer, & compassion.

itsnotaboutme on February 15, 2014 at 7:18 PM

3) In desperate need of counseling, therapy, prayer, & compassion.
itsnotaboutme on February 15, 2014 at 7:18 PM

I vote for #3!

Scrumpy on February 15, 2014 at 7:19 PM

It seems now we’re up to about 75% of headlines here at HA that would have easily been assumed five years ago to be from The Onion.

State-supported, non-productive Leftists have way too much time on their hands …

ShainS on February 15, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Nominated for thread winner.

itsnotaboutme on February 15, 2014 at 7:20 PM

They could’ve saved the bites and reduced the new group down to just “Other”.

BKeyser on February 15, 2014 at 7:20 PM

I think the question needs to be more specific. Since gender is deemed to be analogue these days and not the old fashioned binary it actually is, the question therefore needs to be about chromosomes. That is undeniably binary.

Do you have XX or XY?

I doubt government documents will adopt this insanity. The government needs to know all about you, and they won’t put up with you being cute. This is where one progressive ideal will clash with another one.

HugoDrax on February 15, 2014 at 7:20 PM

I’d say that these efforts are addressing the wrong issue. There can only be two genders. But many sexual orientations.

So is the question gender, or orientation? There is no need to get cute with 50 choices for gender, if really you just trying to be cute with answering sexual orientation.

Too clever by half.

HugoDrax on February 15, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Actually, gender was once a grammatical term, referring to masculine and feminine words.

Sex is male/female, gender is masculine/feminine.

So, can you see why the left prefers gender to sex?

Akzed on February 15, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Facebook Fraud

Pretty fascinating considering their revenue is based on advertising.

Murphy9 on February 15, 2014 at 7:20 PM

So much for the birds & the bees.

Make your kids get off of facebook.

wolly4321 on February 15, 2014 at 7:21 PM

Here is an article related to the video about Facebook Fraud.

Murphy9 on February 15, 2014 at 7:21 PM

Servicing that huge hermaphrodite market.

bossmanham on February 15, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Facebook
38m
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GLAAD on new Facebook gender feature: ‘This new feature is a step forward in recognizing transgender people and allows them to tell their authentic story in their own words’

– via @NBCNews
end of alert

canopfor on February 13, 2014 at 3:18 PM

canopfor on February 15, 2014 at 7:23 PM

#51- coddled egg consuming beta.

(just funning, Jazz)

wolly4321 on February 15, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Divide and conquer.

CWchangedhisNicagain on February 15, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Paul Simon knew: there must be 50 ways to be a lover. Did I get that right? Kraken on February 15, 2014 at 7:16 PM

No, it’s Fifty Ways to Love Your Liver.

Akzed on February 15, 2014 at 7:26 PM

50?

Let me guess…

The “profiles” must not only include the various combinations of male or female as “breeder”, gay, bi, or tran in a “one-one” “relationship”. All possible “preference” combinations do not give 50 “profiles”. They must also include group combinations of three or more, maybe up to four.

And possibly animals. But I doubt they have started to recognize pedophilia as a legitimate “profile”. Not yet, anyway. Or have they? After all, isn’t there evidence it’s genetic and they were born that way?

Should I take the time to find out what FB considers a legitimate “profile”? Nah. Why bother? One way or another, this won’t last long, in historical terms, either at FB or in whatever becomes of the USSA in coming decades.

farsighted on February 15, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Facebook Fraud

Pretty fascinating considering their revenue is based on advertising.

Murphy9 on February 15, 2014 at 7:20 PM

So when you have AdBlock, you can use Facebook guilt-free. :)

itsnotaboutme on February 15, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Nouns have genders.
For those of us who learned German; der, die, das as masculine, feminine and neuter.
People have SEX.

TexasEngineer on February 15, 2014 at 7:28 PM

To see how weak the ideology of gender confusion politics are you ought to check out this Yahoo blog in which the author winds up chasing her own tail. The author is addressing the episode of South Park in which Mr. Garrison get’s an operation to become a woman, prompting Kyle to get an operation to become black and Kyle’s father to get an operation to become a dolphin. The author admirably takes the satire in stride, but only because she is confident that the joke doesn’t cut too deeply:

I suppose it’s time to address this common objection to the acknowledgment of transgender people… There are many, many reasons that “transgender” is a valid identity, while “transspecies” or “transracial” are not.

As emphatic as that statement is, it’s a hoot to see the author almost immediatly paint herself into the corner of arguing the “transracial” premise:

Transracialism is a bit more complicated …because there are some cases in which it is a valid identity. …Since race is partially a social construct, it can be effectively compared to gender in some ways. …If a person has the “behavioral, cultural, or psychological traits typically associated with” a different race, and these traits were acquired through familial and cultural influences…

…however, …

However, this isn’t what people are talking about… When people draw this comparison, they’re pointing out that they simply don’t understand what gender is

You just don’t get it, man.

Though the author manages to tunnel themselves up and out of this fiasco without tangling with the “transspecies” premise, a person who insists that they are a dragon in the comments below is shocked and dismayed to have been made the target of such bigotry from someone who ought to know better:

I have to respond here, since this article has some pretty glaring factual inaccuracies about transspecies individuals that need to be addressed. I’m assuming that Genevra Reid wrote this article to defend transgender legitimacy, since the alternative of intentionally offending other minority groups is unacceptable for a Yahoo contributor. I’m posting this from my experiences as a transspecies dragon. (In case you were wondering, I mean “dragon” in a species identity sense, not a physical sense.)

First, I need to make an analogy. Sex is to species as gender identity is to…

It’s just so full of fail you must check it out. It doesn’t have to end there, though.

eh on February 15, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Stop the haaaaaate! You people are full of haaaaate!

Lanceman on February 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Nouns have genders.
For those of us who learned German; der, die, das as masculine, feminine and neuter.
People have SEX.

TexasEngineer on February 15, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Not if you are libfree

Happy Nomad on February 15, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Remind me again why I have a FB account?

307wolverine on February 15, 2014 at 7:33 PM

So what happens to relationship statuses?

We’re going to need at least 50 or more per designation to replace the horrible pedestrian labels like “sister”, “brother-in-law” and “wife”.

Wait till the anointed minority starts screeching for those. This is just the tip of the psycho iceberg.

somewhatconcerned on February 15, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Hoe about these:

Sodomite
Pervert

Or my personal favorite:

?

Bubba Redneck on February 15, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Stop the haaaaaate! You people are full of haaaaate!

Lanceman on February 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM

No, just tired tired of the inmates trying to run the asylum. It’s no longer a matter of tolerance, it’s time for the tyranny and bullying to stop.

MrsGsBoyTommy on February 15, 2014 at 7:36 PM

HoeHow about these:

Sodomite
Pervert

Or my personal favorite:

?

Bubba Redneck on February 15, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Fat fingers + small keyboards . . .

Bubba Redneck on February 15, 2014 at 7:36 PM

This is one that should be there:

Did not have an abortion performed on me

Bubba Redneck on February 15, 2014 at 7:37 PM

And you wonder why I do not possess a Facebook account.

Bubba Redneck on February 15, 2014 at 7:37 PM

So much for the birds & the bees.

Make your kids get off of facebook.

wolly4321 on February 15, 2014 at 7:21 PM

wolly4321: Check this out!:0
===============================

If Max wants to wear a pink tutu and fairy wings, he can: Parents raise their son as a boy AND a girl so he won’t ‘grow up aggressive’

Max Price’s parents Lisa and Martin are raising their son according to the technique known as ‘gender-neutral parenting’
Toddler is happy playing with his collection of toy cars and revels in wearing his favourite dresses and tutu
Mother Lisa said: ‘Gender stereotypes can be so damaging’
The couple say they hope their decision will help boost Max’s confidence

By Guy Adams and Andy Dolan

PUBLISHED: 22:00 GMT, 14 February 2014 | UPDATED: 11:30 GMT, 15 February 2014
******
********

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2559748/If-Max-wants-wear-pink-tutu-fairy-wings-Parents-raise-son-boy-AND-girl-wont-grow-aggressive.html

canopfor on February 15, 2014 at 7:43 PM

So does the LGBT acronym now expand to 50 letters? Or do competing camps of 4 or 5 letters form and vie for attention? With press releases every time an NBA player or t.v. host comes out as whatever designation they’ve chosen?

Buy Danish on February 15, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Them? I guess ‘shim’ and ‘shis’ requires too much thought..?

affenhauer on February 15, 2014 at 7:46 PM

I hate being a woman trapped in a woman’s body.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 15, 2014 at 7:50 PM

Is

Goat Lover

one you can pick? I mean why should the sheep have all the fun.

Bubba Redneck on February 15, 2014 at 7:50 PM

WHACK!

Lanceman on February 15, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Is there any limit on how many you can choose? And are any limits just per 24 hours or are they lifetime limits?

VorDaj on February 15, 2014 at 7:52 PM

I hate being a woman trapped in a woman’s body.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 15, 2014 at 7:50 PM

Where is the victimhood in that? :)

Happy Nomad on February 15, 2014 at 7:53 PM

Barzun asserted that when the absurd becomes normal a culture has become officially decadent.

“When people accept futility and the absurd as normal, the culture is decadent.”

What FB is doing is evidence we already accept the absurd as normal. There are many other examples.

Orwellian doublespeak is absurd. And we now get daily doses of it from Comrade O, his admin, and the Dems. Brought to us by the “unbiased” and “objective” “journalists” in the MSM.

About the futilty. In the USSA it is becoming futile to think what you own is actually yours and that you earned it — if you don’t “contribute” enough of it to Big Brother to “invest” you are not paying your “fair share”. It is also becoming futile to think voting R (for RINO) instead of D actually matters.

farsighted on February 15, 2014 at 7:53 PM

I hate being a woman trapped in a woman’s body.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 15, 2014 at 7:50 PM

I’m sure it’s a great looking one though!
Us guys in man’s bodies sure do appreciate you ladies in women’s bodies.

Bubba Redneck on February 15, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Facebook originally wanted to give everyone 57 varieties, but elected to avoid a lawsuit with Heinz Ketchup by instead going with 50. (Incidentally, our President was for 57, as well, as he thought it would be great for there to be as many gender choices as states.)

brentspolemics on February 15, 2014 at 7:55 PM

When will this progressive idea be extended to things other than just gender? It seems awful small minded to stop there. Can you pick which of 50 nationalities you feel like today?

VorDaj on February 15, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Barzun asserted that when the absurd becomes normal a culture has become officially decadent.

farsighted on February 15, 2014 at 7:53 PM

Barzun underestimated the severity of the situation as when this happens simply decadent has been leapfrogged and we have arrived at full bore national insanity.

VorDaj on February 15, 2014 at 8:01 PM

“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.”

If you can’t even identify yourself as either male or female, I think you have bigger problems then how you are described on Facebook.

bandutski on February 15, 2014 at 8:02 PM

I heard about the Facebook genders and thought I would see if I could claim to be a “pollinator”, since I am growing seedlings indoors. It seems that Facebook won’t accommodate my new gender identity. Facebook is obviously bigoted institution if won’t let me define my gender my way.

thuja on February 15, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus

https://www.facebook.com/LGBTEqCaucus

canopfor on February 15, 2014 at 8:07 PM

So does the LGBT acronym now expand to 50 letters? Or do competing camps of 4 or 5 letters form and vie for attention? With press releases every time an NBA player or t.v. host comes out as whatever designation they’ve chosen?

Buy Danish on February 15, 2014 at 7:43 PM

As far as I could tell, it was all stupid ways to say transgendered. But I don’t keep current with the nonsense. I fundamentally oppose the notion that there is a current interpretation of the situation you find yourself that requires genital mutilation beyond male circumcision.

thuja on February 15, 2014 at 8:07 PM

I hate being a woman trapped in a woman’s body.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 15, 2014 at 7:50 PM

I’m sure it’s a great looking one though!
Us guys in man’s bodies sure do appreciate you ladies in women’s bodies.

Bubba Redneck on February 15, 2014 at 7:54 PM

You obviously failed on 48 of the 50 Profiles…Geez!

ToddPA on February 15, 2014 at 8:16 PM

I sum up any and all profiles from an episode of
Leave it to Beaver.

“Ward, weren’t you a little hard on the Beaver last night?”

ToddPA on February 15, 2014 at 8:19 PM

The further dumbing down of the population…the fake feminists have gotten what they set out to do…..freaks….

crosshugger on February 15, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Is “Precious Snowflake” an option?

Dongemaharu on February 15, 2014 at 8:20 PM

You obviously failed on 48 of the 50 Profiles…Geez!

ToddPA on February 15, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Uh, no. They failed on all 50. The ones we would choose don’t exist any more, because they are repressive.

unclesmrgol on February 15, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus

https://www.facebook.com/LGBTEqCaucus

canopfor on February 15, 2014 at 8:07 PM

It’s bipartisan. The excellent Rep Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) is in it. Ros-Lehtinen served as Chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee from 2011-2013. She supported Israel and opposed Obama’s foreign policy. She represents her district well with its large Cuban, Jewish, and gay communities.

thuja on February 15, 2014 at 8:22 PM

I am being DISCRIMINATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AGAINST!!!!

Male Lesbian IS NOT AN OPTION!!!

ConstantineXI on February 15, 2014 at 8:22 PM

This is just a pathetic attempt by the liberals at Facebook to attract attention.

Don’t care if they 500 have gender identities, I’ll stick with the dictionary definition :

gen·der noun \ˈjen-dər\

: the state of being male or female

MichaelGabriel on February 15, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Male Lesbian IS NOT AN OPTION!!!

ConstantineXI on February 15, 2014 at 8:22 PM

We’re talking about a spectrum here. Don’t worry, your wavelength will be along shortly.

unclesmrgol on February 15, 2014 at 8:24 PM

You obviously failed on 48 of the 50 Profiles…Geez!

ToddPA on February 15, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Uh, no. They failed on all 50. The ones we would choose don’t exist any more, because they are repressive.

unclesmrgol on February 15, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Good Point.

ToddPA on February 15, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Where is the QOTD thread?

OmahaConservative on February 15, 2014 at 8:27 PM

gen·der noun \ˈjen-dər\

: the state of being male or female

MichaelGabriel on February 15, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Wait a minute. Some Latin nouns are neuter gender. And still others are genderless — the gender of the adjectives used with them determine their gender use (male/female/neuter).

But I do have to admit — not even Latin has 50 genders.

unclesmrgol on February 15, 2014 at 8:28 PM

What is the default option?

kcewa on February 15, 2014 at 8:28 PM

50 Shades of Gay!

PaddyORyan on February 15, 2014 at 8:30 PM

What is the default option?

kcewa on February 15, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Michael Jackson. Half male, half female, half adult, half child, half white, half black, half human, half space alien.

VorDaj on February 15, 2014 at 8:30 PM

canopfor on February 15, 2014 at 8:07 PM

It’s bipartisan. The excellent Rep Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) is in it. Ros-Lehtinen served as Chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee from 2011-2013. She supported Israel and opposed Obama’s foreign policy. She represents her district well with its large Cuban, Jewish, and gay communities.

thuja on February 15, 2014 at 8:22 PM

thuja: I like Ros Lehtinen,..no arguement here!

canopfor on February 15, 2014 at 8:31 PM

thuja on February 15, 2014 at 8:22 PM

I’d support a happily married hetrosexual white male caucus.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 15, 2014 at 8:35 PM

canopfor on February 15, 2014 at 8:31 PM
If she’s a member of that ‘joke’, my opinion will be less.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 15, 2014 at 8:36 PM

I demand a new category!

BACON!

Because you are what you eat!

Doc Holliday on February 15, 2014 at 8:44 PM

I don’t see how that should affect anyone’s life.

If your “God” deems it offensive, don’t use Facebook…very simple.

Keep your moral code away from me, I don’t want to hear it.

Thank you.

liberalrules on February 15, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Wait a minute. Some Latin nouns are neuter gender. And still others are genderless — the gender of the adjectives used with them determine their gender use (male/female/neuter).

unclesmrgol on February 15, 2014 at 8:28 PM

You are correct, in the context of grammar.

MichaelGabriel on February 15, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Keep your moral code away from me, I don’t want to hear it.

Back at you reprobate!

Murphy9 on February 15, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Keep your moral code away from me, I don’t want to hear it.

Thank you.

liberalrules on February 15, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Then why do you come here? It’s like going into a bar and not wanting to see drinking.

thuja on February 15, 2014 at 8:54 PM

I don’t see how that should affect anyone’s life.

If your “God” deems it offensive, don’t use Facebook…very simple.

Keep your moral code away from me, I don’t want to hear it.

Thank you.

liberalrules on February 15, 2014 at 8:46 PM

And yet here you are. Don’t use HotAir, very simple.

BeachBum on February 15, 2014 at 9:00 PM

*most epic facepalm evah*

Meh, if Facebook want’s to do this, more power to them. Who cares, besides the person (can I still use that troglodyte term?) that will choose one of those…classifications.

JetBoy on February 15, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Keep your moral code away from me, I don’t want to hear it.

Thank you.

liberalrules on February 15, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Then why do you come here? It’s like going into a bar and not wanting to see drinking.

thuja on February 15, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Give it a little time…alcohol will be banned at bars someday, at the rate we’re going.

JetBoy on February 15, 2014 at 9:16 PM

and are aimed at giving people more choices in how they describe themselves, such as androgynous, bi-gender, intersex, gender fluid or transsexual.

I believe those are all covered under the “Batsh!t Crazy” category.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 15, 2014 at 9:18 PM

It’s unhip to be a guy or gal, apparently. Hot tranny mess has been deemed a slur by the gay mafia, so I can’t bother to claim that even if I wanted.

Philly on February 15, 2014 at 9:20 PM

I don’t see how that should affect anyone’s life.
If your “God” deems it offensive, don’t use Facebook…very simple.
Keep your moral code away from me, I don’t want to hear it.
Thank you.
liberalrules on February 15, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Slow down, turbo. No one is trying to push their moral code on you by commenting how absurd politically correct gender terminology has become.

anuts on February 15, 2014 at 9:37 PM

Is freaky perjurer “Elena Kagan” one of the gender choices?

viking01 on February 15, 2014 at 9:40 PM

I see, kind of like the instructions from ikea.

Step one…Tab A goes into Slot B. Easy pizza.

oh no Tab A got gender bender problems!

Step two…Tab A goes into Tab A.

oh no we lost the dowel and where is the glue?

Step three…if Tab B runs away with Tab B?

oh no go to Walmart you Duck Dynasty bigots.

HonestLib on February 15, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Oddly, “Manly Man” is not one of them.

I went to change mine and apparently there aren’t enough manly men left in this country for them to program that as an option.

[and I admit, I had no idea what most of the options were. What is "Cis"?]

Lance Corvette on February 15, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Where do these people come from?

Murphy9 on February 15, 2014 at 9:46 PM

Keep your moral code away from me, I don’t want to hear it.
Thank you.
liberalrules on February 15, 2014 at 8:46 PM

And keep your %^&#$ moral code away from me, lib!!!

307wolverine on February 15, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Oddly, “Manly Man” is not one of them.

I went to change mine and apparently there aren’t enough manly men left in this country for them to program that as an option.

[and I admit, I had no idea what most of the options were. What is "Cis"?]

Lance Corvette on February 15, 2014 at 9:45 PM

“Circumcised Independent Sissy”

By your screen name I figure you own a Vette, no?

ToddPA on February 15, 2014 at 9:58 PM

[and I admit, I had no idea what most of the options were. What is "Cis"?]

Lance Corvette on February 15, 2014 at 9:45 PM

“Cis” is Latin for on the on the same side. I don’t own the decoder ring for how the trans-silly people use the word.

thuja on February 15, 2014 at 9:58 PM

I am a male demon in possession of a female body at the moment.

I am so confused.

Is there am option for that, FB?

Sherman1864 on February 15, 2014 at 9:58 PM

By your screen name I figure you own a Vette, no?

ToddPA on February 15, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Actually, no.

It’s my All-American, online, Bookface, superhero alter-ego. I thought it sounded manly, but apparently that’s not a choice anymore.

Lance Corvette on February 15, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Actually, no.

It’s my All-American, online, Bookface, superhero alter-ego. I thought it sounded manly, but apparently that’s not a choice anymore.

Lance Corvette on February 15, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Yeah, just think, they used to run a commercial years ago..

went something like this:

Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, and Chevrolet…

Oh the Horrors!!

ToddPA on February 15, 2014 at 10:12 PM

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