Re: adding gender field on debian developer's database (from debian-devel)
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on 2/8/05 11:45 AM Miriam Ruiz said the following:
| I totally agree with Don. There are differences between the meaning of the
| words "sex" and "gender", and you will be able to find quite a lot of
| bibliography on that if you want. In case it is added to the database, I'd
| find it much better to add a "gender" field. Anyway, I'm not sure that it
| would be neccesary at all, or even a good idea. In any case, if it was
| implemented, I think it should be optional to fill.
+1 for (optional) Gender.
Sex is problematic for a number of people, in-transition transsexuals,
transgenders, etc. In any case, Gender is usually the established
politically correct way to pose the question. I absolutely agree it
should be optional and is probably unnecessary in the first place.
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