Male or Female? Confused? Facebook now offers 50+ gender options

Facebook Gender
Facebook Gender

Over the years, there have been demands from the people who cannot identify themselves either as male or female to include ‘other’ gender options. Facebook took a courageous step to include such gender options for these ‘status deprived’ people. It now provides 51 other gender options to choose from. However, given the mental setup of the majority, nothing can be said about the success of this bold initiative taken by Facebook.

Facebook Gender

To change your gender, go to your Facebook Timeline and update your Basic info.

Does gender and sex mean the same to you? If so, you need to be enlightened. Sex is biological and is defined by the chromosomes, reproductive organs, testicles or ovaries, internal and external anatomy where as gender is a personal choice. Every sex has both masculine and feminine characteristics. A person can relate himself to either of these or one of the two or none.

Following is the list of all the new gender options available on Facebook:

  • 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 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

Want to know the what these terms means. You can find that out on The Daily Beast.

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