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to object to MNHQ forcing a MALE/FEMALE gender binary on my account.

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HairyLittleCarrot Thu 14-Jan-16 11:43:26

I don't have any GENDER.
My MN account forces me to pick from two 'genders'.

I can't even opt out, it's a forced binary choice.

I'm not agender, pangender, cisgender, transgender, male gender, female gender or ANY GENDER.

If you want to know my sex, I am happy to provide that information. But you'll have to add that in as a field, because it doesn't exist currently.

Sex and gender are not the same thing. If you insist on collecting data by gender and making it a forced choice I would like an option as follows:

"Reject gender as a harmful, made up, bullshit concept".

Then when you analyse your account database you can say
X% identify as female gender
Y% identify as male gender
Z% reject gender as a bullshit concept.

AIBU to request MNHQ to alter my account details so that they do not misrepresent me?

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 14-Jan-16 11:44:45


Samcro Thu 14-Jan-16 11:45:03


littlemermaid80 Thu 14-Jan-16 11:45:35


BloodyPlantagenets Thu 14-Jan-16 11:46:45

Oh dear god.

Joopy Thu 14-Jan-16 11:47:21

Surely it's not just mumsnet....this can't be the first time it has arisen. Does it really matter if an online forum has slightly inaccurate data on you. I have a female friend whose passport states she is male!

TheSecondViola Thu 14-Jan-16 11:47:29


I'm so sick of this shit. The Emperor has no Gender.

HairyLittleCarrot Thu 14-Jan-16 11:49:29

Thesecondviola (read the OP - gender is bullshit)

LurkingHusband Thu 14-Jan-16 11:50:17

Message deleted by MNHQ. Here's a link to our Talk Guidelines.

hazeyjane Thu 14-Jan-16 11:50:27

So you would like the question to be 'what sex are you?'?

LuciaInFurs Thu 14-Jan-16 11:51:11


HairyLittleCarrot Thu 14-Jan-16 11:51:44

I have a sex.
I don't have a gender.

SurferJet Thu 14-Jan-16 11:52:20

Op: are you saying that people are born either male or female so there are only two sexes, & that 'gender' is the made up bullshit?

MorrisZapp Thu 14-Jan-16 11:52:21

Just approach it as if it did say 'sex' . And tick the box.

Then have a nice cuppa.

Stuffofawesome Thu 14-Jan-16 11:53:03


HairyLittleCarrot Thu 14-Jan-16 11:53:59

Yes. Exactly that.

Sirzy Thu 14-Jan-16 11:53:59


DextersMistress Thu 14-Jan-16 11:55:04

FFS it's just a word. You know what they're asking, are you a man or a woman. Why so aggressive?

ThomasRichard Thu 14-Jan-16 11:55:10

biscuit YABU for shouting over a non-issue. Reserve your energy for issues that actually matter.

SurferJet Thu 14-Jan-16 11:55:30

Well then yes, I take your point.

RudeElf Thu 14-Jan-16 11:56:19


"Surely it's not just mumsnet....this can't be the first time it has arisen."

I dont even understand what your point is with this comment. That because it happens elsewhere dont bring it up here? confused

Why on earth wouldnt OP bring it up on a website they use?

0phelia Thu 14-Jan-16 11:56:23


We are being annexed by imaginary stereotyping and it is a serious matter.

UmbongoUnchained Thu 14-Jan-16 11:56:40

Ergh get a fucking life.

HairyLittleCarrot Thu 14-Jan-16 11:56:58

they are definitely not asking that. I'm sure they'll clarify for you.

0phelia Thu 14-Jan-16 11:57:18

You listen now. Gender is made up bullshit. Please respect biology.

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