I’m trying to get the word out about a survey for my thesis. I’ve mentioned the thesis on Tumblr before: it’s tentatively being called The internet and social change for people of diverse gender identities and sexual identities. The official page for the project is davidamrock.com/thesis.
Now I’ve posted a 20-question survey online to try and get more info about people of all different gender identities and sexual identities, of as many different ages and backgrounds with in the US as I can. I’m trying to learn more about how people of different gender identities and sexualities feel about the media and about expressing themselves online. If anyone has a minute to fill out the survey, I’d really appreciate it.
Also, since the thesis itself involves cataloguing people’s personal stories, I’m looking for contributors to share stories about their lives. If the idea of this interests you and you’d like to share something, please let me know. My contact info is on that thesis page.
I let it go… because at that point I would’ve become an asshole for “derailing the conversation” and making it about gender. but honestly? I think that these are exactly the kinds of situations in which we need to examine how we are propagating gender-normative behavior in the things we design and build.