March 28, 2012

Tough Choices

I can remember many occasions on which I have filled out forms or responded to surveys that asked the question "Sex?" with the choices M and F. But in the modern academic world that is not quite the way it is done any more. Today I filled out a survey for CSUN that asked me, "With which gender do you identify?" followed by three choices: Male, Female, Other.


  1. I thought it was illegal (or, at least, answering that was purely voluntary) to ask that question ... maybe that's just for job applications.

  2. "Admin" - It's just job applications, as far as I know. I think for a demographic survey you can ask anything people are willing to answer.


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