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Sophie Alpert
Little details: today I landed a change to avoid saying "preferred pronoun" in Facebook UIs in favor of just "pronoun".
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Axel Rauschmayer Apr 12
Replying to @sophiebits
Is naming a gender even necessary, once you have the pronoun?
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Sophie Alpert Apr 12
Replying to @rauschma
Not for most applications, although many people consider gender an important part of their identity and want to display it on their Facebook profile.
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🇪🇺 Louis Apr 12
Replying to @sophiebits
Wonderful, thank you :)
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Axel Rauschmayer Apr 12
Replying to @sophiebits
Makes sense, thanks!
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Lexi Ross Apr 12
Replying to @sophiebits
Rad! I was the PM on the custom gender feature when it first launched back in 2014...thanks for maintaining it and making it even more inclusive 🤗
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Jadson Lourenco 🇧🇷 Apr 12
Replying to @sophiebits
Thanks God a form don’t change the human, male is male and female is female, nothing more on real life...
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Sophie Alpert Apr 12
Replying to @lexiberylross
aah! thank you!!
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Mattan Ingram Apr 12
Well someone is using out of date biology. I suggest you do some reading on how the body and brain develop and maybe you’ll come to understand that the part of the brain that identifies as a gender can develop separately from your physical sex organs. Best of luck in learning!
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no free lunch party Apr 12
Replying to @sophiebits
There are only two genders
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Jamie Apr 13
Replying to @sophiebits
This is great! I always try to encourage people to drop the “preferred.” Really small change in copy but big change in approaching pronouns for people. Thanks for your work.
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Jenna Moorhouse Apr 13
Replying to @sophiebits @Pinterest
Love this. Yesterday I was frustrated with because I felt that ‘custom’ as a gender was really impersonal and seemed not the most approach. This one change in copy makes me so happy!
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Jadson Lourenco 🇧🇷 Apr 13
No, thank you, the biology that I've learned and keep the same and will be forever, says: Y = male; X = female. NOTHING MORE! Nothing "new". You can't change the world because you think different, You are not God. The rest is your selfish, sorry.
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David Buchan-Swanson Apr 13
This says 'custom' for the gender field right above.
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David Buchan-Swanson Apr 13
I think you may be confusing biological sex and gender. Gender is part of your identity, regardless of what sex you are born with.
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Jadson Lourenco 🇧🇷 Apr 13
No, this is an argument created by the "gender ideologists", to try explain the "Y-X alternative", making it like a decision to the person, not to the real life. Like I said, the gender is inherent, don't change because you "think" (want).
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Jenna Moorhouse Apr 13
I noticed that but was less annoyed because there’s the opportunity to customise your pronoun. Without that opportunity having to choose custom seems to me not very inclusive.
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Jadson Lourenco 🇧🇷 Apr 13
Also I want to say thank you to to open this space to discussion. I hope people don't blame me because I think different, and I'm not talking about my opinion, but about history, facts.
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Jenna Moorhouse Apr 13
This one change seems more welcoming to me...
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Jenna Moorhouse Apr 13
More concise: custom with the opportunity to customise is ok to me. Custom with the opportunity to customise with the ‘preferred’ caveat is a bit poo.
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