I was a little disappointed as I tried to use the great new Facebook feature. (Google+ plus also provides a choice other than male/female, but it offers fewer additional options.) Previously, I apparently found no need to display my gender. I attempted to get this set up this morning. And, it was a little frustrating!
After choosing “Custom”, I wanted to put something that was not entirely “gender” related, but it was something I wanted others to know about me. (I am definitely a male, but I thought I could use this feature to better describe who I am. That is what most of the “custom” people use it for, right?) I attempted to make my own choice of custom gender, but these are some of the choices I was given:
Who knew there were so many options? I don’t think God made this many. And, if I wanted to choose a gender of “Forgiven” or “Sinner” it is as descriptive as those available options. Is it possible that by obscuring our gender(our similarities) and trying to over-emphasize our differences, we become less of a country “United” and are becoming more of a country “Divided”. Certainly, this is not a political issue, but we know it is…..:-(