If you’ve heard of geocaching, it is similar on its face: you’re using a GPS to find something that somebody has left for other players. There are significant differences, though. In geocaching, you are looking for a physical…
Going through a bit of a dry spell at the moment.
Either I don’t know what I want to say, or it wanders into areas where I’m not sure whether or not I’ve drifted into sharing parts of my story that infringe on those I care about. And I can’t get that resolved, and no post ever results.
Still putting one step in front of the other, I guess.
Hopefully more posts soon.
friendly reminder that trans people who choose not to update their gender on facebook to include their trans identity are still trans.
friendly reminder that trans people are not “lying” or “deceiving” anyone by selecting “female” or “male” without any qualifiers.
friendly reminder that trans people do not owe anyone a public declaration of their gender or trans-ness.
friendly reminder that trans people’s safety and wellbeing is always the first priority.
This should all go without saying. Also, not everyone’s gender identity is reflected in Facebook’s new options. (No, it isn’t just a fill in the blank field, though their use of the word custom may have led people to believe that it was.)
The news first came to me from The Associated Press on Twitter:
BREAKING: Male, female or custom? Facebook announces major expansion of terms to identify gender.
Immediately, I was asking questions while retweeting the headline:
Custom? I’d like details,…