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.
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That’s awesome! Yay indeed 😀 I just sent emails to a Starbucks and Planet Fitness regarding their restrooms (I know, shouldn’t be an issue with Starbucks, but this one wasn’t in line with company policy for some reason) so I hope I get similar success.
Good for you! Restroom access is even more important than web forms.
This is just tangentially related to non-binary issues – it’s more about trans* bathroom use in general – but I wrote a thing inspired by my emails with the Planet Fitness manager. That dialogue is still ongoing actually, just sent him another email today. http://silencemetal.blogspot.com/2015/09/enforce-behavior-not-our-bodies-or-identities.html
Good post – I left a comment.
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