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Cheryl Feb 22 2018 12:36 AM

Input on change to gender profile field
Repeating the announcement of the change:

I finally made a change tonight that I've been meaning to for a while to the profile field for gender. For years it only had the option of M or F, and as I've become more educated about gender as a spectrum I've realized that forcing a binary choice is inaccurate, outdated, and unacceptable.

For now I have just added an option of Q for genderqueer, as well as setting the field to allow a user to input their own preferred designation. If anyone wishes to make the case for adding more options, either in a thread I will start in The Information & Suggestion Box forum or via private message to me, then I will be open to their input and making further additions.

I chose not to add TM (trans man) or TW (trans woman) designations for now, as I think a trans person should feel free to simply identify as M or F. But as I am not trans and still learning, I recognize that my not seeing the need for it is not the same as there not being one. So again, there is an option to enter your own designation, and to give input publicly or privately.

It will also still be an option to not make any selection; disclosing gender information or not should be every member's choice. The profile field was added originally so that we could use correct pronouns when referring to each other in discussions, as many user names are ambiguous. Related to that, I'm considering adding a profile field for preferred pronouns (e.g. he/she/zhe/they/etc.), and welcome member input on that as well.

GinnyStar Jul 25 2021 03:06 PM

Re: Input on change to gender profile field
Once, I found a browser, that would will let make somewhat, with my programchanges
JAWS = Jobs Access With Speech, its let me making changes to my own user profile amd understand the changers tht you have made here, its taken a few tries, in my own frustration, I'[ve lost a few posts along the way, but its working so I can post,. When I get someone who can spell better then I well have expain a bit more then right now, thinks like links, and more, for some its related to a different thread that I started,, mis-Spelling aand all.

Right now I have a new cell phomne, so it might be a bit before I can explane more in that ththread, in what KI have been doing when I couldn't not get in here. :O LOL dsoutly aty my self.

vyon Jul 27 2021 07:02 AM

Re: Input on change to gender profile field
I hope JAWS has improved since I used it in the early 2,000s

GinnyStar Jul 27 2021 02:03 PM

Re: Input on change to gender profile field

Originally Posted by vyon (Post 211109)
I hope JAWS has improved since I used it in the early 2,000s

:ROLF: Thanks, omce I fpimd the right brower's for the site, took me three ktries,, Google so far let me, try to post, for Istill having problems, I am still learning how to get around along wiht a few other hhelper programs, that I don't have quite set up yet,, for the keystrokes are still too new for me to use, transfer from a mouse user, to a keybroarld user.

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