[Air-L] Facebook changes their gender options

Rena Bivens rena.bivens at gmail.com
Sat Feb 15 06:35:02 PST 2014

Hi everyone,

Perhaps you have already heard about Facebook's recent changes to their
gender options. If not check out the link here:

In some ways this is a big step forward but there is more to it than that.
I've been working on this issue for a few years and was in the process of
finishing a journal article on the topic from a critical theory perspective
that is due March 1st (for a special issue) but am now revising over the
next couple of weeks as a result of this news.

Here is my initial response (directed more towards journalists but
nonetheless) - I'd love to hear your feedback!

Here it is again via Twitter:

Rena Bivens

Rena Bivens, Ph.D. (Sociology)
Banting Fellow
School of Journalism and Communication Studies
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1S 5B6
Tel: 613 520-2600 ext. 2041


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