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Title:User Response to Facebook's Custom Gender Options
Author(s):Haimson, Oliver L.; Brubaker, Jed R.; Loder, Courtney; Dombrowski, Lynn; Hayes, Gillian R.
Subject(s):social media
social computing
Abstract:Facebook’s recent implementation of “custom” gender options and gender-neutral pronouns provided transgender and gender-non-conforming users with new ways to represent gender identity online. We analyze user response to and use of these affordances. We found that while many transgender and gender non-conforming Facebook users used and appreciated the new options for gender representation, the system still constrained self-presentation for some. Additionally, use of custom gender options complicated gender identity disclosure for many participants. Results highlight tensions around the ability of classification systems to categorize identities.
Issue Date:2015-03-15
Publisher:iSchools
Series/Report:iConference 2015 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/73701
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2015 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-03-24


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