Think Outside The Box(es)

Think Outside The Box(es)

Facebook made a recent update that is a game-changer. For the majority of people, this update will have no impact because you’ve never thought of it as a problem or had any reason to question it, but for the people who are affected by it, it’s an incredible thing. Now on your Facebook page you have options for your gender besides just “female” or “male”. In fact, they added more than 50 options to include things like “transgender male”, “gender fluid”, “androgynous”, or “gender questioning”. You can even choose which pronouns you prefer to be referred to in: him, her, or their. Because, let’s face it, not everyone identifies as male or female. So why are we telling them that these are the only options?

Right on, Facebook. We’re headed in the right direction.

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About janinerussell

The transition to adulthood; reflecting on the past to create a better future.

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