Binary option modeled off of biological sex
Somebody filed this bug on Test Pilot:
I just signed up for Mozilla Labs' Test Pilot program, since it seems like an awesome project for expanding knowledge in the open source/open web community. Unfortunately, when I took the user survey that gathers basic demographic data about Test Pilot users there were only two options under "Gender": Male or Female. This binary option modeled off of biological sex does not reflect every individual's gender identity; there is, for instance, no choice that a transgender person might feel comfortable selecting. This de facto excludes transgender people from having their demographic noticed in the Test Pilot data results and thereby having their voices heard. Furthermore, it weakens the effectiveness of Test Pilot's study since, presumbably, the purpose of asking about users' gender is to observe different usage patterns based on gender. Not having an option for transgender users to choose obscures a data set.
And first I was like "what huh?" but then I was like "Hey, why not do what they ask; it could mean a lot to certain people and poses no possible cost to anyone else." So the "other" option has now been added.