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Author: fedcba098

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Moving from a gender neutral system to a gender binary system is a step backwards. If you're going to require someone enter a gender, you must support *all* genders.

At least, include the following options:

  1. male
  2. female
  3. transgender
  4. agender
  5. bigender

Please read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_identity


Version: 1.18.x
Severity: normal
See Also:
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=59643

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 22 2014, 12:06 AM
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brion added a comment.Dec 23 2011, 5:37 PM

This is for grammatical genders, which depends on the language, and is for choosing appropriate grammatical forms: pronouns (as in English), adjective and noun agreement (as in Romance and Germanic languages), verb agreement (as in Semitic languages), etc.

For English this gives a trinary system, currently labeled as 'male' (usually goes with "he"/"him"/"his"), 'female' (usually goes with "she/her/her"), and 'undisclosed' (probably tends to "they/them/their" though I haven't checked lately). These won't come up all that often for English, relatively.

In other languages, there may be different choices, and the actual results of choosing a gender will be more far-reaching (eg appropriate grammatical forms for the 'User:' namespace).

I suspect better labeling would be appropriate, but I'm not sure what additional options would actually accomplish in English specifically.

(In reply to comment #1)

I suspect better labeling would be appropriate, but I'm not sure what
additional options would actually accomplish in English specifically.

Marking low priority. Since this is for grammar, we would have to start using [[Gender neutral pronouns]] for English, at least. I like them, but their usage isn't standard. Implementing this would result in a lot of confusion.

Marking invalid. We can't change languages. This is not about the gender identity, it is about grammar in different languages. And it's not required either.