The 58 gender options

When you give your gender, that used to be a clear choice between “male” or “female.”  But now, given the LGBT revolution, Facebook is giving 58 options.  See the complete list after the jump.

From Here’s a List of 58 Gender Options for Facebook Users – ABC News.:

  • 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

Facebook will also allow you to choose the pronoun you want to be referred by:  “he,” “she,” or “their.”

Cis,  by the way, refers to personally identifying with the sex you were born with.

So is “male” and “female” not even going to be an option? You’ll have to call yourself as a “Cis male” or “Cis female,” thus buying into the whole ideology?  (If the traditional breakdown is still used, that would give 60 options total.)

I’m wondering what all of these gender identities will do even to the LGBT status quo.  “I was born this way” no longer has any significance.  It’s all about how you “self-identify.”

And the dichotomy between “gay” and “straight,” supposedly such absolutely determined categories, are no longer the only options.  Although I suppose sexual preference has little to do with this understanding of gender preference.  A homosexual male would presumably still identify himself as a male–sorry,  cisgender male–and be attracted to the same.  (I don’t think genderqueer applies here, exactly.)

But I don’t know.  Help me out here.

Anyway, you may need to update your Facebook status.

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.


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