Facebook Gets Something Right

by redvultureblacksaffron

New gender markers for facebook users

Part of the reason I started this blog was so I could get another trans pagan voice out there. So suffice to say I will be posting about these issues in the future, with far more depth, but I want to throw this out there while the getting is good.

This is a massive deal. Being able to correctly label one’s self is incredibly important to the human psyche. It may seem like a small thing to people who are not trans, but constantly filling out forms and seeing only Male and Female can be deeply wounding. Every day a trans person experiences microaggressions that eventually add up to one big, malignant oppression. These steps, while seemingly small, are the building blocks of acceptance.