In an admirable move forward for the social network and its recognition of LGBTIQ members, Facebook has introduced fifty new gender options for users to identify themselves.
In a post explaining the change, Facebook said: “We want you to feel comfortable being your true, authentic self.”
While it is not yet known how many users have adopted the new Facebook gender options, anecdotal evidence suggests that “having THE best day ever, so blessed!!!” is already popular.
“No better way to spend a rainy Friday eve than sipping port and reading Proust” has also had takers among older Facebook members.
But perhaps the most popular new option is for users to place an adjective before their gender choice.
The opportunity to be a “sensitive male“, a “rugby league loving female” or, of course, a “PISSY having THE best day ever, so blessed!!!” is being enthusiastically embraced by Facebook users who finally have the chance to be their authentic selves online.
As the year rolls on, expect to see a lot more of this on Facebook.
Until we all quit the stupid thing, of course.
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