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     for use with entities for which the concept of gender is illogical, such as companies.
 
     for use with entities for which the concept of gender is illogical, such as companies.
  
The reason is that the "other" option was meant as a neutral/umbrella term for transgender artists, not as a ''none'' or ''n/a'' option. If such an option is wanted, it should be introduced as forth option, and e.g. groups should also be (implicitly) set to this type.
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The reason is that the "other" option was meant as a neutral/umbrella term for transgender artists, not as a ''none'' or ''n/a'' option. If such an option is wanted, it should be introduced as fourth option, and e.g. groups should also be (implicitly) set to this type.

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Status: This page describes an active style guideline proposal and is not official.



Proposal number: RFC-338
Champion: hrglgrmpf
Current status: RFC
Initial Discussion



Clarification for gender "other"

The proposal is to add this paragraph to the Gender chapter in Style/Artist:

   The 'other' gender option is meant to represent a gender that is neither male nor female, and is not intended
   for use with entities for which the concept of gender is illogical, such as companies.

The reason is that the "other" option was meant as a neutral/umbrella term for transgender artists, not as a none or n/a option. If such an option is wanted, it should be introduced as fourth option, and e.g. groups should also be (implicitly) set to this type.