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Re: adding gender field on debian developer's database (from debian-devel)

Ricardo Mones <mones@aic.uniovi.es> writes:

>   Hi,
> On Tue, 02 Aug 2005 11:56:27 +1200
> Penny Leach <penny@wadda.org> wrote:
>> 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.
>   -1 for being irrelevant from Debian's point of view.
>> 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.
>   That "problem" arises from the usual set of limited choices.
>   If implemented that should be a free text field, which could lead to
> interesting statistics about gender in Debian, for example (integer
> rounded): 
>   50% male 5% female 20% unknown 15% undefined 5% vulcanian 3% none 2% jedi
>   (Of course that's a fictional statistic, everybody knows jedi and
> vulcanian percentages are a lot higher among DDs :-)

Beter ask for sex so one can aswere "yes".


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