gender brainstorming

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  <span class="gender-identity>Dude</span>
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  <span class="gender-identity">Dude</span>
  (<span class="sex">male</span>)
  (<span class="sex">male</span>)
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Just some loosely collected thoughts on how to represent gender.

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sex and gender identity

Gender as seen in the gender-examples and gender-formats typically has two components, sex, which is a biological indicator, and gender identity, which is social/cultural/personal.

A simple proposal is to use a small taxonomy for sex, and freeform field for gender, e.g.

gender property

A shorthand or compound property "gender" could be created to represent both, while leaving the freedom of personal expression.

A compound "gender" property could be used like this (using the "Dude" alternative gender label from Pownce/Digg in the gender-examples page).

<span class="gender">
 <span class="gender-identity">Dude</span>
 (<span class="sex">male</span>)
</span>

external brainstorms

see also

gender brainstorming was last modified: Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

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