This sounds promising.
Wait … what?:
You don’t have to be just male or female on Facebook anymore. The social media giant is adding a customizable option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender as well as three preferred pronoun choices: him, her or them.
Facebook said the changes, shared with The Associated Press before the launch on Thursday, initially cover the company’s 159 million monthly users in the U.S. and are aimed at giving people more choices in how they describe themselves, such as androgynous, bi-gender, intersex, gender fluid or transsexual.
What could possibly go wrong?
Also, “gender fluid”?
You mean a sentence like this?
“Pumped” is maybe not the best word. In that context, it sounds a little … messy.
Gender fluid may not seem like much fun, but maybe Facebook’s move does have some promise:
Ah, ah, ah … not so fast. By placing a limit at only 50 possibilities, Facebook is still alienating a lot of users:
Indeed. Look at all these people whose genders apparently don’t matter to Facebook:
Nice going, Facebook!
Meanwhile, we can relate to this guy: