RT @firstname.lastname@example.org: How to collect gender on web forms:
◦ Do you really need to be collecting data about gender?
◦ You probably don't really need to collect gender data.
◦ No really, the odds are very slim you'll be able to act in any reasonable way upon your gender data.
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@jessmahler Yeah. I agree. If that exercise doesn't lead you to a clear, more specific question, it's a signal you're asking for no good reason (or a reason not rooted in what's good for or wanted by your users). I sort of neglected to explicitly follow through to that idea in the first post. Sorry.