“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality,” wrote Lewis Carroll. And in recent times, reality has been losing that war. It used to be that you’d be asked what your “sex” was, and even flipping a coin yielded a 50 percent chance of being right. Now “sex” has been replaced with “gender,” and then the category expansion of “gender” became, well, a never-ender. And so it is at Facebook, where they’ve added to their 58 “gender” options the following:____________.
That’s right, just fill in the blank.
What was insufficient about the original expanded selection? You can take a gander at the 58 options here and try to figure it out, but what follows is a small sampling:
- Cisgender Man
- Cisgender Woman
- Gender Variant
- Trans Female
- Trans* Female
Read the rest here.