Someone wrote…

When they ask for my gender but only offer “male” and “female,” and no “other” option on surveys for my school, I often turn them in blank with the explanation, “Clearly, I’m not of a demographic whose opinion matters to them.” It makes me feel pretty good when I make it obvious to one more person that there should always be a third option for gender.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on October 19th, 2009 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 6 comments »

6 Responses to “Clearly.”

  1. Lanthir

    Hooray for standing up for one’s principals! (^__^)
    When the forms at my therapist’s office ask for gender, I put “unknown.” I figure if knowing what’s in my pants is that damned important to them, they should have known enough to ask for my sex, not my gender.


  2. Catchphrase

    I used to draw my own little box, but I think I may use this in future! :D


  3. Zory

    Awesome, good idea. I think I’ll do that.


  4. Andy

    If it’s okay, I think I’d like to start using that answer as well. As of now I just leave the boxes blank and write that I’m beyond the binary next to it.


  5. Brynn

    Anytime I’ve filled out surveys on campus, I’ve always left the option blank, especially because they’ll never know who did it.


  6. olive

    not just a third option, endless options!


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