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Bug ID: 59643
Summary: Mediawiki supports only binary gender
Component: User preferences
Mobile Platform: ---
While I'm aware changing language is not an easy thing to do, saying that we
can do nothing because it is too hard, or waiting for someone else to change
first is insufficient in my mind. Mediawiki software currently allows gender
selection in order for the software to address users or refer to their actions
to other users in a grammatically (gendered) way.
An example would be "She edits her talk page" "Jared asked you to help with his
Since some languages already have 3 grammatical genders this should be a
relatively small change for those languages, for languages where the neuter
form is the same as masculine the 3rd options may end up referring to the user
as such even in the case where that is incorrect, and we'll have to wait for
language to catch up. For english I would propose we use
(They/Their/Their)(She/Her/Hers)(He/Him/His) as the pronouns when referring to
users actions and Other/Female/Male as system classification only (not shown to
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