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Falsehoods programmers believe about gender:
* Gender is the same as sex
* Sex is the same as gender
* There are exactly two genders
* There are exactly three genders
* There are a countable number of genders
* All genders are already known
* Trans is a gender

Falsehoods programmers believe about gender, continued:
* Someone's gender doesn't change
* Everyone has a gender
* At any point in time, a person has exactly one gender
* Gender indicates preferred pronouns

Falsehoods programmers believe about gender, continued:
* Changes to gender only occur with a corresponding name change
* Gender can be inferred from name
* Gender can be inferred from preferred pronouns
* A person's genders are the same in all contexts

Falsehoods programmers believe about gender, continued:
* Trans *isn't* a gender.
* I need to know the user's gender

@mxshift
is it crass of me to add "Trans isn't a gender" right after "Trans is a gender"?

@mxshift
> * I need to know the user's gender

I think that would be an acceptable TL;DR.

@mxshift How do you figure it's uncountable? It seems to me that the number of humans who have ever or will ever exist is finite, and therefore so is the set of subsets thereof. Can two genders be distinct if they include exactly the same set of humans? (Swap in "organisms" for "humans" if you like.)
#CardinalityMatters

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