Friday, 14 February 2014

Facebook introduces choice: of 50 different genders for users: in tribute to the gays...

'Facebook software engineer Brielle Harrison, who helped implement the changes [...] is herself undergoing gender transformation from male to female'
(Telegraph UK | 'Facebook sex changes: which one of 50 genders are you?' by Matthew Sparkes at 10:07AM GMT 14 Feb 2014)

50 Shades of Grey has nothing on the Facebook, which has certainly one upped it (yes, books have genders too). You now have 50 genders to choose from (for the French that is 50 genres, hopefully none look for action, romance or comedy). If like me you are good old fashioned male interested in females, this may be a bit confusing... but if you are questioning what exactly the 50 genders mean: don't put gender questioning, apparently it isn't the equivalent of 'help' on those dastardly paid parking machines in the newer shopping centres.

Touch screens are... well I shan't say the word which is demeaning to women, none the less they are. You get a long list of words and worse: autocorrect.
Previously if signing up for facebook you couldn't go too wrong. Aim at male with the mouse and you were good to go. If you made a mistake at least it was a 50/50 chance of being what you are. Those illiterate people who somehow find the internet, at least were not subjected to being forced to look up Agender. I personally don't know what a number of the list are... I am too scared to google it.

Now, Facebook has introduced 50 different genders. Maybe 1 percent of people identify with a gender not male or female, other social networks have shown, but now 96% of a long list of genders will accomadate that 1% on Facebook. Gone is the quick binary option not requiring typing, which saw signup as an easy simple process. It isn't replaced by the choice to put whatever you want either: sorry for those not included. No, you have 50 options, all approved by the thought police of gay groups.

One assumes it will be too much for Facebook to translate it into all their different languages or it will be mistranslated and some poor lad will land up getting unwanted advertisements for things he never dreamt of considering. Poor lad... poor person who can't spell properly... poor lad with a touch screen.

You know, I accidentally listed myself as married to one of the girls in high school... when I was in high school... so if that is possible then I dread to think what will happen to some poor unwitting boy with a touchscreen phone... or worse, a once happily married grandfather who accidentally lists himself as a tranny.

On the strange side, 'it' is not listed as a gender yet: sorry cat fans who want to get their pets accounts.

Facebook really should allow people to select their species too.

Telegraph lists the facebook genders as:

Cis Female
Cis Male
Cis Man
Cis Woman
Cisgender Female
Cisgender Male
Cisgender Man
Cisgender Woman
Female to Male
Gender Fluid
Gender Nonconforming
Gender Questioning
Gender Variant
Male to Female
Trans Female
Trans Male
Trans Man
Trans Person
Transexual Female
Transexual Male
Transexual Man
Transexual Person
Transexual Woman
Transgender Female
Transgender Person
This all left one reader of the Telegraph to cry discrimination:

'I quite like the idea of inventing a new random yet totally insane identity for myself.

So I decided to graft a pair of Rubiks cube onto my ar*e cheeks, is there any category that I may fit into from the above list, or may I have the pleasure of inventing a new identity all for myself?

To anyone that wants to criticise my above actions.


Below, a song by the Corrs about not changing simply to please some demographic:

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