Facebook now has 71 gender options

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Facebook seems to be on a mission to be the most “progressive” social network on the web. In the past, the social network has banned users for saying mildly offensive things, added 50 gender options, allowed users to have customized genders, banned the sale of guns and with the help of the German government, taken action against users accused of “anti-immigration” rhetoric.

Well, you can add 71 genders to the list of stupid things Facebook has done in the past year. Apparently, the only two existing gender, male and female, weren’t progressive enough and neither were the previous 50 genders Facebook had initially added. We now have 21 new genders to bring Facebook’s gender count to a total of 71.

 

The new genders being added to the list are:

Asexual

Female to male trans man

Female to male transgender man

Female to male transsexual man

F2M

Gender neutral

Hermaphrodite

Intersex man

Intersex person

Intersex woman

Male to female trans woman

Male to female transgender woman

Male to female transsexual woman

Man

M2F

Polygender

T* man

T* woman

Two* person

Two-spirit person

Woman

The list of the 50 previous gender options:

Agender

Androgyne

Androgynes

Androgynous

Bigender

Cis

Cis Female

Cis Male

Cis Man

Cis Woman

Cisgender

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 Female

Trans Male

Trans Man

Trans Person

Trans*Female

Trans*Male

Trans*Man

Trans*Person

Trans*Woman

Transexual

Transexual Female

Transexual Male

Transexual Man

Transexual Person

Transexual Woman

Transgender Female

Transgender Person

Transmasculine

Two-spirit

You should check out out Gender definition glossary for the definitions of these new genders.

The new genders come as a result of cooperative actions between Facebook and UK groups  Press for Change and Gendered Intelligence.

“Gender identities are complex and for many people, describing themselves as just a man or just a woman has always been inadequate,” Professor Stephen Whittle, vice-president at Press for Change is reported saying.

“By challenging the gender binary, Facebook will finally allow thousands of people to describe themselves as they are now and it will allow future generation of kids to become truly comfortable in their own skins.” Ensuring users feel comfortable being their true selves while using the network is a priority, – Simon Milner, Policy Director, UK Middle East & Africa at Facebook.

Before the new update, Facebook was already allowing users to customize and choose any gender they wanted. Users could make up and create anything as their gender. Literally. Anything.

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