In my blog entry on nonbinary erasure a couple weeks back, I mentioned that when I tried to comment on an article on MTV.com, I found that they only had “female” and “male” gender options on their account creation form. I sent a quick note to customer support, asking that they add a fill-in-the-blank or “Other” option for nonbinary people.
Today, they replied!
In reply to your inquiry “Gender options for accounts”:
Thank you for your note regarding our sign-up process. We have made changes to include additional sign-up options.
I went back to the site to confirm:
[Image: A web form with the heading “Create an Account to Comment.” Circled in red is the Gender section with the options Female, Male, and Other.]
Hooray for small victories! Also, check out this new Everyday Feminism article on nonbinary erasure and what you can do about it.