Gender choice on application formWatch
Should it just be replaced with the word "sex"? Should there continue to be just two options?
i don't think there should be an option for "trans" as trans is not actually a gender - those who identify as a gender which is different to their sex should simply tick the box for that gender. Also there should be more options such as non-binary
Whenever I have to fill out one of these hyper politically correct forms I treat it with the disdain it deserves and tick boxes at random.
It would be really good to have male, female, intersex, other, genderqueer, undisclosed and the like on the sheet as well as the option to write something more specific. Some people say it's 'hyper politically correct' but I call it being nice to people who probably already have it harder than me because society doesn't accept them for who they are.
Also, why do so many places need to know my gender!? Sure, some of them I can understand. But if I'm just creating a bank account or something, it doesn't really need to be included!
LOL anyway, I think the question, if it's really necessary to be there in the first place, should be "What is your gender?" or on some formats of applications just "Gender" and the answers should be "Male", "Female", "Non-binary", "Agender", "Other", (but there should be no "specify" because sadly there are ***** out there who discriminate), and "Prefer not to say", (if the gender is not totally required). But then if you ask someone for their gender and you have lenience and allowance for them not to specify, then in my opinion you shouldn't be asking for their gender anyway. I believe that an employer should only ask for gender when it is absolutely necessary, (I can't think of any examples but there could be some circumstances), because gender can allow discrimnation and gender isn't important anyway. Gender just fills us with rainbows.
However, on the poll I voted "Increase the number of sections to include the primary non male/female genders" because that's probably closest to what I've just said.
These people don't give a **** what you think you are, they care about what you are biologically.
Except they can't just have two options for sex because there are more than two sexes. Do your research, people. (There's AT LEAST five, and about 500 variations on that between the five broad categories, according to research in the 90s from Anne Fausto-Sterling; look up her reports, there's so much information out there. Trust me, I'm doing a whole EPQ project on this stuff.) Really, they should just have options for gender. Man, woman, genderfluid, agender, bigender, genderqueer, third gender, etc. If Facebook can do it with no problems, why is it so hard for everyone else?