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t3hsiggy:

Dear everyone,
Please do not do this. “Transgender” is not a separate gender of its own. It is an adjective that adds meaning to a statement of gender. It would be like me asking what model of car you drive, and you reply “blue”. Thanks, but a blue what?

Hi, bi-gender Psychology student who works in a sexuality and gender lab here. We know it’s not, itself, a gender. Some people do identify as simply trans, and we want to count those people too. The ‘Male’ and ‘Female’ categories are for those who identify as male or female, regardless of their biological sex. The ‘other’ category is for people with non-conforming genders, their/zim/zer/xi/ etc.. I’ve fought HARD for a transgender and ‘other’ category because I felt that transgender humans were being severely underrepresented in the sciences, and in case you didn’t know, there is very little research that involves transgender participants because some sciences don’t even count them as an eligible participant at all! Most of them discard the participants who circle transgender because there is a huge bias against that group of people, and all I wanted for my research was to include those who don’t feel like they fit into ‘male’ or ‘female’. I don’t identify as either male or female so going into this field I wanted to change the way scientists see participants, especially in gender and sexuality research. 
I don’t care which category you identify yourself with, it’s simply for statistical reasoning, and we almost never use gender as a conclusive result since it’s such a spectrum (at least not in our lab!) I’ve spent my last two years doing gender identity research and I love it. I like representing the LGBTQIA community in the best way I know how. Through science! 
So, we’re not trying to be offensive, or label you as something you’re not. If you are MTF, by all means circle female. If you’re FTM,  by all means circle male. Trans is there as an option to participants who feel like they want to disclose that. YOU’RE ALLOWED TO CIRCLE BOTH TRANSGENDER AND THE GENDER YOU IDENTIFY WITH. We will figure it out. If you circle transgender, and male, we’ll know you’re probably FTM transgender, and that’s something important to know for some of our research. 
Our lab WANTS transgender representation, that’s why we put this question on your survey’s. However, there are labs that don’t understand this concept and only want one answer, in which case ALWAYS answer with what you identify the most as, and ignore the transgender button.
<3 <3 

t3hsiggy:

Dear everyone,

Please do not do this. “Transgender” is not a separate gender of its own. It is an adjective that adds meaning to a statement of gender. It would be like me asking what model of car you drive, and you reply “blue”. Thanks, but a blue what?

Hi, bi-gender Psychology student who works in a sexuality and gender lab here. We know it’s not, itself, a gender. Some people do identify as simply trans, and we want to count those people too. The ‘Male’ and ‘Female’ categories are for those who identify as male or female, regardless of their biological sex. The ‘other’ category is for people with non-conforming genders, their/zim/zer/xi/ etc.. I’ve fought HARD for a transgender and ‘other’ category because I felt that transgender humans were being severely underrepresented in the sciences, and in case you didn’t know, there is very little research that involves transgender participants because some sciences don’t even count them as an eligible participant at all! Most of them discard the participants who circle transgender because there is a huge bias against that group of people, and all I wanted for my research was to include those who don’t feel like they fit into ‘male’ or ‘female’. I don’t identify as either male or female so going into this field I wanted to change the way scientists see participants, especially in gender and sexuality research. 

I don’t care which category you identify yourself with, it’s simply for statistical reasoning, and we almost never use gender as a conclusive result since it’s such a spectrum (at least not in our lab!) I’ve spent my last two years doing gender identity research and I love it. I like representing the LGBTQIA community in the best way I know how. Through science! 

So, we’re not trying to be offensive, or label you as something you’re not. If you are MTF, by all means circle female. If you’re FTM,  by all means circle male. Trans is there as an option to participants who feel like they want to disclose that. YOU’RE ALLOWED TO CIRCLE BOTH TRANSGENDER AND THE GENDER YOU IDENTIFY WITH. We will figure it out. If you circle transgender, and male, we’ll know you’re probably FTM transgender, and that’s something important to know for some of our research. 

Our lab WANTS transgender representation, that’s why we put this question on your survey’s. However, there are labs that don’t understand this concept and only want one answer, in which case ALWAYS answer with what you identify the most as, and ignore the transgender button.

<3 <3