Facebook Adds More Than 50 New Gender Options

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 50•06 Feb 14, 2014

Facebook announced yesterday that it will no longer limit users’ choices to “male” or “female” when identifying gender, instead offering a new customizable option allowing them to choose from over 50 preset terms and pick their preferred pronoun. What do you think?

  • “It’s time to stop coddling people by showing them respect.”

    Jake Edelman –
    Choir Conductor

  • “Could they hold off on that a bit? I’m trying to help my mom understand Facebook, and this really won’t help.”

    Maggie Birnbaum –
    Driving Instructor

  • “Is it okay if I still just choose ‘male’?”

    James Armstrong –
    Air Traffic Controller

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