Facebook Now Allows More Gender Choices

Most people never question their gender. “If you’re born a boy, you’re a boy, right?”. For most people, that’s true, the sex they were born as also matches the gender they wish to identify as. But many aren’t as fortunate, and in their quest to simply live with the gender identity they feel most comfortable with, they’re faced by hate and discrimination. Something as simple as a checkbox, “Male or Female?” can cause discomfort or sadness for these people. Facebook, working with GLAAD, has created new options for users who wish to be classified as something other than male or female, and allow users to select what pronouns they wish to have the network use when referring to them.

Facebook has taken a large step towards bringing equal treatment to differently gendered people. It’s nice to see such progress. Although, if I’m being honest, I don’t know what many of these terms really mean, but it’s certainly nice to see that Facebook is openly accepting of so many different people.

Source: The Verge


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