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Genders and Drop-Downs

2010-02-02 00:15:59.172321+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

I think a large part of Dopp Juice: Genders and Drop-Down Menus is complaining to the wrong people: Dating web sites don't ask for your gender because they care, they're asking because their users care, and if your gender can't be fairly easily categorized, then you're probably not sifting through the masses trying to find that closest match because in the more open world of the Internet the fringe often finds it easier to cluster.

However, the overall point, that race and gender are getting harder to categorize and identify, is one worth pondering.

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-02-04 01:14:12.369152+00 by: meuon

I can see the sliding scale of 1 to 10/100 that asks: How "Male" are you? and all the people who pick the max get labelled as repressed homosexuals.