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Postby rowan » Sat Apr 20, 17:03 2013

So I'm doing some research on my students (muahahahahahha) and I did a demographic survey in the big intro class and I put "other" as one of the options for gender and SOMEONE CHECKED IT. I hope I made their day by including it!

Thanks to all you spacefemmites, I would never have thought to do it if we hadn't talked about such things here.

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Re: gender survey

Postby cornflake girl » Sat Apr 20, 18:16 2013

That's really cool!
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Re: gender survey

Postby Sonic# » Sun Apr 21, 8:53 2013

That's really awesome! I'm glad that they were able to respond that way.
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Re: gender survey

Postby cwbyrvr » Sun Apr 21, 10:48 2013

Someone I'm close to gets pretty upset when filling out forms with only two gender options, to the extent of often dropping all interest in whatever it was they were doing that asked for their gender. It's great to hear of more people including "other" as an option at the very least. That's really all it takes for people to feel included :)
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Re: gender survey

Postby monk » Mon Apr 22, 8:06 2013

cwbyrvr wrote:Someone I'm close to gets pretty upset when filling out forms with only two gender options, to the extent of often dropping all interest in whatever it was they were doing that asked for their gender. It's great to hear of more people including "other" as an option at the very least. That's really all it takes for people to feel included :)
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Re: gender survey

Postby dharmageek » Tue Apr 23, 17:48 2013

It's exciting to hear about minds expanding like that.
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Re: gender survey

Postby dharmageek » Tue Apr 23, 17:50 2013

In my neck of the woods, the atmosphere is quite conservative. I have known, however, several people who were transgender.
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Re: gender survey

Postby PessimisticMan » Wed Apr 24, 12:26 2013

The software we use at work allows 'men' being classed as 'pregnant'. I was amazed that literally everyone laughed about it.

Actually, I can understand the laughter - it was an uncomfortable-but-coming-to-terms-with-the-possibility laughter - but the outrage expressed by a few people really got to me.
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Re: gender survey

Postby Mathmo » Fri Apr 26, 15:52 2013

Yay Rowan!

Not at the same level as it was never actually filled in by anyone, but when I had to design a form as a training exercise at work I made gender a single-character field (and deliberately included in my fictitious data at least one person who was recorded as something other than 'M' or 'F' - I think I chose 'Q') rather than a bit. This kind of thing should be normal!
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Re: gender survey

Postby lillerina » Sun May 26, 8:36 2013

This is really excellent, Rowan. I'm always really thrilled when there are non-binary gender options, even though I'm cisgendered.
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Re: gender survey

Postby lovernotafighter » Thu May 30, 21:00 2013

Sorry to revive a thread, but can anyone recommend some reading on transgender or gender identification topic? Thank you.
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Re: gender survey

Postby rowan » Thu May 30, 21:21 2013

Kind of a broad question, can you narrow it down? Or do you just mean how trans* people might like to identify on surveys like the one I posted above?
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