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Gender Clue

Caroline1 | Dec 27, 2008 06:18 PM

Anyone else ever go along talking to someone who uses a neutral handle for months on end, thinking that person is male or female, only to find out you've been 100% wrong from the beginning? Jarring! Makes me wonder what's broken in my radar! Gives me extreme empathy for the adult progeny of the recently transgendered!

While I recognize that these are extremely delicate times, financially, for all things Chow, and while I truly do appreciate how hard everyone "on the other side of the curtain" here at Chow works, is it possible to add an item to the personal profile page where people are asked to indicate their gender? Those of us who use our real names, or portions thereof, are usually readily identifiable, despite the fact that I had a grandfather named "Shirley," but those who use "handles" can be a real puzzlement!

Anyone else think this would be useful?

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