Ignoring Facebook.

Someone wrote…

Every single time I log into Facebook it reminds me that my profile must be confusing because I haven’t picked my gender. And I love ignoring it every single time. It makes me feel so powerful.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on September 1st, 2009 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 12 comments »

12 Responses to “Ignoring Facebook.”

  1. Sheik

    I do this too. I wish more people would do it, so maybe Facebook would learn to leave us alone or give us other options.


  2. Anonymous

    I wish I had known they were going to do this back when I made my profile. I’m confident in the choice I’ve put in, but I would’ve left it blank in protest of them forcing or nagging people to pick a gender.


  3. Sarah



  4. Catchphrase

    I do this too!


  5. Rory

    I’ve refused to pick a gender for the longest time on facebook, they don’t even ask me to pick anymore. Haha.


  6. Avery

    *smiles* cheers!


  7. Micah/pibbby

    i quietly took mine down a few weeks ago.


  8. AgentRusco

    I love being plural!

    not really, but compared to the other options…


  9. Anonymous


    Choose from many options, both binary and non-binary, for sex, transition status, gender identity, gender presentation, orientation, interested in, title, and pronoun, or fill in your own


  10. Taylor

    While I willingly identify as the gender I was born with, I don’t think I should be forced to announce it in any forum. I took down my gender on Facebook a while ago and it got mad at me. I also noticed that a lot of the offensive ads disappeared too, which was an unexpected bonus.


  11. A

    I also realized it’s possible to take down the gender in FB, and it feels good not having to be referred to with some singular third person pronoun. Though, I rarely think about it anymore, because English is not my first language and I don’t pay hardly any attention to it. I don’t think other Finnish speaking do it either. I don’t know what my English speaking friends think about it, but I hope I wake some thinking in them :)


  12. Naomi

    I took down my gender as soon as my partner told me that it was possible. It’s pretty cool. I didn’t like having to put “female” before.


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