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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".
** Of the folks who have something in that field, just over 60% use one of the top four options: "male", "female", "m", or "f".
** 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%.
** 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])
*[http://www.okcupid.com/ OKCupid] - "I'm male" and "I'm female"
*[http://www.okcupid.com/ OKCupid] - "I'm male" and "I'm female"
** 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!]
** 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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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.

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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:

discussion elsewhere

see also

related

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

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