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This page documents how people currently publish gender information on the web, and what gender terms are supported by current web user interfaces.  This research will hopefully be useful to the [[genealogy]] microformat effort, as well as efforts to [[vcard-suggestions|extend vCard]], and therefore [[hcard|hCard]].
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This page documents how people currently publish [[gender]] information on the web (sometimes implicitly - so not easily machine parsable - such as names (Andrew, Andrea), titles (Mr, Mrs, Miss), relationships (husband, brother), pronouns (he, she), etc.)), and what gender terms are supported by current web user interfaces.  This research will hopefully be useful to the [[genealogy]] microformat effort, as well as efforts to [[vcard-suggestions|extend vCard]], and therefore [[hcard|hCard]].
== examples ==
== examples ==
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These examples are based on two primary sources of real world web site usage (e.g. on social network sites)
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* user interfaces for editing (and displaying) [[user profile]] information
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* user interfaces for doing faceted (field-based) search based on value(s) of a gender (or sex) field.
== sites and services ==
== sites and services ==
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Social network sites typically publish the gender of the individual. Please add such sites with specific URLs to the site, their editing UI, and their list of gender values to
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Social network sites typically publish the gender of the individual.
Sites and services that allow users to enter and publish their gender. Please add to this list.
Sites and services that allow users to enter and publish their gender. Please add to this list.
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In alphabetical order:
In alphabetical order:
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* [https://bagcheck.com/blog/01-the-gender-question Bagcheck] chose to ask which pronoun you want to use:
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** Preferred Possessive Pronoun: ( )Her ( )His ( )Their
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* [http://crush3r.com/ Crusher]'s [http://crush3r.com/account Edit My Account](requires login) page combines gender and person vs organization distinction in an interesting type picker among girl, boy, band, or other with a field.
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** Type: ( ) Girl  ( ) Boy  ( ) Band  ( ) Other: [______]
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* Canada Council for the Arts (need citation to specific sign-up form URL) - [https://twitter.com/heathr/status/189492984188903424 according to Heather Gold]:
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** Female, Male, Transgender, Other (please specify), No answer, Please specify [______]
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** [http://twitter.com/#!/heathr/status/189492984188903424/photo/1/large http://p.twimg.com/AqE23XpCIAArFWA.png]
* [http://digg.com/ Digg]'s [http://digg.com/settings/about About Me settings page](requires login) has a Gender popup that appears to be inspired by Pownce's list:
* [http://digg.com/ Digg]'s [http://digg.com/settings/about About Me settings page](requires login) has a Gender popup that appears to be inspired by Pownce's list:
** Guy, Girl, Dude, Lady, Fellow, Bird, Chap, grrrl, Gentleman, Damsel, Male, Female, Transgender, None of the Above
** Guy, Girl, Dude, Lady, Fellow, Bird, Chap, grrrl, Gentleman, Damsel, Male, Female, Transgender, None of the Above
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* [https://www.flirtbox.co.uk/hotornot.php?gender=f flirtbox]: "Women" and "girls"
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* [http://www.eharmony.co.uk/ eHarmony]: "Woman" or "Man"
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* [http://facebook.com facebook.com]: changed from "Male/Female" to Male/Female/Custom" on 2014-02-13
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** custom must be from one of 56 choices, despite being a  free-entry text box -
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** (Agender, Androgyne, Androgynous, Bigender, Cis, Cisgender, Cis Female, Cis Male, Cis Man, Cis Woman, Cisgender Female, Cisgender Male, Cisgender Man, Cisgender Woman, Female to Male, FTM, Gender Fluid, Gender Nonconforming, Gender Questioning, Gender Variant, Genderqueer, Intersex, Male to Female, MTF, Neither, Neutrois, Non-binary, Other, Pangender, Trans, Trans*, Trans Female, Trans* Female, Trans Male, Trans* Male, Trans Man, Trans* Man, Trans Person, Trans* Person, Trans Woman, Trans* Woman, Transfeminine, Transgender, Transgender Female, Transgender Male, Transgender Man, Transgender Person, Transgender Woman, Transmasculine, Transsexual, Transsexual Female, Transsexual Male, Transsexual Man, Transsexual Person, Transsexual Woman, Two-Spirit)
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** list from [http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/02/13/facebook_custom_gender_options_here_are_all_56_custom_options.html Will Oremus at Slate]
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* [http://www.gay.com/ gay.com]: "Male", "Female", "MTF" and "FTM".
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* http://www.adam4adam.com/: "Male", "Female"
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* [https://plus.google.com Google+]:
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** before 2014-12-10: Male, Female, Other
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** after 2014-12-10: Male, Female, Decline to State, Custom - if Custom selected, a freeform text field is enabled to put in your gender. [https://plus.google.com/app/basic/stream/z12iz5ajslvxe3mup23nud451xfqcfj4l04 Post by Rachael Bennett]
* [http://www.livejournal.com/ LiveJournal]'s [http://www.livejournal.com/manage/profile/ Edit Profile](requires login) page provides a popup menu for gender with the values in order:
* [http://www.livejournal.com/ LiveJournal]'s [http://www.livejournal.com/manage/profile/ Edit Profile](requires login) page provides a popup menu for gender with the values in order:
** (Unspecified), Male, Female
** (Unspecified), Male, Female
* [http://ma.gnolia.com Ma.gnolia]'s [http://ma.gnolia.com/account/profile Edit Your Profile on Ma.gnolia](requires login) page provides a popup menu for gender with the values in order:
* [http://ma.gnolia.com Ma.gnolia]'s [http://ma.gnolia.com/account/profile Edit Your Profile on Ma.gnolia](requires login) page provides a popup menu for gender with the values in order:
** Female, Male, Other
** Female, Male, Other
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* MediaWiki.org
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** Radio button choice on Preferences: "(I prefer not to say)", "She edits wiki pages", "He edits wiki pages"
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** [https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T61643 Phabricator thread on non-binary gender preferences]
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*[http://metatalk.metafilter.com/20050/Gender-Go-nuts-Somebody-did#838160 Cortex histogrammed] [http://metafilter.com metafilter's] 10-year-old free-form gender field- [http://stuff.metafilter.com/genders/genderfield.txt data dump]
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** The first entry is blank/null fields; the difference between that and "total records" is the number of people who have put anything at all in the field: 9,325 mefites have as of a few minutes ago put something in that field. Reckoning from the previous note, that means that something like 17-18% of users have actually elected to put something in that field at some point in their membership here.
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** Of the folks who have something in that field, just over 60% use one of the top four options: "male", "female", "m", or "f".
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** Of the top dozen or so unambiguous labels provided, male-identifying terms (male, m, dude, xy, boy, guy, man, mail) account for about 49% of total labels used; female-identifying terms (female, f, lady, girl, xx, femme, chick) account for about 18%.
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*[http://myspace.com/ MySpace.com] used to only allow male or female. There was a protest on MySpace by some genderqueer users who would put the word "genderqueer" into irrelevant metadata fields as a form of symbolic protest (source: tommorris' memory, [http://www.reddit.com/r/genderqueer/comments/1xtkq5/facebook_recognizes_nonbinary_genders_now/cfestqf reddit comment from tommorris])
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*[http://www.okcupid.com/ OKCupid] - "I'm male" and "I'm female"
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** This has led to a change.org petition: [https://www.change.org/petitions/ensure-that-all-okcupid-users-are-able-to-comfortably-identify-their-gender-and-sexual-orientation Ensure that all OkCupid users are able to comfortably identify their gender and sexual orientation!]
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** In 2014-11, OKCupid modified the gender and sexuality options. You can now select up to five from each of the following lists
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*** Gender: Woman, Man, Agender, Androgynous, Bigender, Cis Man, Cis Woman, Genderfluid, Genderqueer, Gender Nonconforming, Hijra, Intersex, Non-binary, Other, Pangender, Transfeminine, Transgender, Transmasculine, Transsexual, Trans Man, Trans Woman, Two Spirit
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*** Sexuality: Straight, Gay, Bisexual, Asexual, Demisexual, Heteroflexible, Homoflexible, Lesbian, Pansexual, Queer, Questioning, Sapiosexual
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*** Source: [http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/11/16/okcupid-begins-rolling-out-new-sexuality-and-gender-options/ pinknews.co.uk]
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*[http://openid.net/specs/openid-attribute-exchange-1_0.html OpenID's Attribute Exchange] includes gender
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* [http://pof.com/ POF]: "Male" or "Female"
* [http://pownce.com/ Pownce]'s [http://pownce.com/settings/ Profile Settings](requires login) interface has a Gender popup with the following values in order:
* [http://pownce.com/ Pownce]'s [http://pownce.com/settings/ Profile Settings](requires login) interface has a Gender popup with the following values in order:
** Guy, Girl, Dude, Chicky-poo, Bloke, Bird, Lady, Gentleman, Male, Female, Transgender, None of the Above
** Guy, Girl, Dude, Chicky-poo, Bloke, Bird, Lady, Gentleman, Male, Female, Transgender, None of the Above
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* [http://blog.xkcd.com/2010/05/06/sex-and-gender/ XKCD] used 'do you have a Y chromosome?' as they were studying colour blindness
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Sites and services that internally assign users a gender, e.g. for ad targetting. Please add to this list.
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* [https://twitter.com/ Twitter] has been doing this [https://blog.twitter.com/marketing/en_us/a/2012/gender-targeting-for-promoted-products-now-available.html at least since 2012]. Although it claims to be 90% accurate, anecdotally many women in tech have been misgendered creating [https://readwrite.com/2014/09/03/twitter-analytics-demographics-gender-algorithm-male-female-followers/ a big skew towards male] in follower statistics. In 2017 the assigned genders [https://www.teenvogue.com/story/people-react-twitter-guessing-gender became visible to users].
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== government/healthcare ==
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* NHS Family doctor services registration form ([http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/documents/gms1.pdf GMS1]): male, female
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** Individual medical practices may supplement this form with their own registration form. Some allow for non-binary options for trans and intersex individuals...
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** [http://www.belgravia-surgery-sw1.nhs.uk/website/E87005/files/Under_16s_New_Patient_Questionnaire_-The_Belgravia_Surgery.pdf Belgravia Surgery] (PDF) SW1: Male or Female
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** [http://www.chelwest.nhs.uk/services/hiv-sexual-health/clinics/56-dean-street Dean Street sexual health clinic]: as part of their computerised registration process, they ask whether you are transgender. If you answer 'no', they then ask whether you are male or female. This is used to determine which medical tests are conducted.
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** [http://www.marvenmedicalpractice.co.uk/ Marven Medical Practice], SW1V: "male", "female", "indeterminate"
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** [http://www.northamsurgery.nhs.uk/website/L83050/files/NORTHAM_SURGERY_New_Born_Registration_Form.pdf Northam Surgery] (PDF): Male or Female
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** [http://www.sexualhealthoxfordshire.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/registration.pdf Sexual Health Oxfordshire] (PDF): Male or Female
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** [http://www.gowerplacepractice.nhs.uk/website/F83043/files/UCL-Students-Health-Registration-Form-Protected.pdf UCL Students Health Registration Form] (PDF): Male or Female
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** [http://www.yorksurgeryilford.nhs.uk/website/F86657/files/New_Patient_Registration_Form_2013.pdf York Surgery, Ilford] (PDF): Male or Female
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== travel ==
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* Eurotunnel.com Advance Passenger Information - if you book a journey on Eurotunnel, you have to provide Advance Passenger Information before travel. This includes name, passport number and gender. Options: Male, Female, Unknown
== discussion elsewhere ==
== discussion elsewhere ==
* [http://www.myspace.com/queering_gender Because gender isn't binary]
* [http://www.myspace.com/queering_gender Because gender isn't binary]
* [http://community.livejournal.com/feminist/2925885.html Social networking sites & gender identity]
* [http://community.livejournal.com/feminist/2925885.html Social networking sites & gender identity]
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* [https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Survey_best_practices Survey best practices] on meta.wikimedia.org
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* [http://www.glaad.org/transgender/trans101 Transgender 101], GLAAD
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* [https://tranarchism.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/not-your-moms-trans-101/ Not Your Mom's Trans 101], Asher at Tranarchism
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* [https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/03/09/gender-as-a-text-field/ Gender as a text field: What Wikipedia can learn from Facebook], Amanda Menking, Wikimedia Blog, 2015-03-09
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* [http://43epnd.axshare.com/gender.html #genderUX – Some guiding principles for handling gender on forms]
== see also ==
== see also ==
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* [[gender]]
* [[gender-formats]]
* [[gender-formats]]
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* [[gender-brainstorming]]
* [[profile-examples]]
* [[profile-examples]]

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This page documents how people currently publish gender information on the web (sometimes implicitly - so not easily machine parsable - such as names (Andrew, Andrea), titles (Mr, Mrs, Miss), relationships (husband, brother), pronouns (he, she), etc.)), and what gender terms are supported by current web user interfaces. This research will hopefully be useful to the genealogy microformat effort, as well as efforts to extend vCard, and therefore hCard.

Contents

examples

These examples are based on two primary sources of real world web site usage (e.g. on social network sites)

sites and services

Social network sites typically publish the gender of the individual.

Sites and services that allow users to enter and publish their gender. Please add to this list.

In alphabetical order:

Sites and services that internally assign users a gender, e.g. for ad targetting. Please add to this list.

government/healthcare

travel

discussion elsewhere

see also

related

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