I can understand where that comes from, but maybe it depends on differences between group thinking vs. individual thinking.
If you are approaching it from the point of view of a group, I would perhaps agree with you.
The ‘group of non-binaries’ could have an issue that ‘the group of binaries’ have a simpler choice in this, and that they have not.
But then, anybody could bring up endless amounts of groups that have limitations that other groups don’t encounter.
That doesn’t mean the options for the group that has other options than your group should be limited in their options.
I am more of a person’s person.
A person being offended to me trumps a group that somebody assumes to possibly be offended.
The option for any editor to put a label on an actual living person as being ‘gay’ or ‘transsexual’, without the request from MusicBrainz to at least substantiate it by providing a simple link, in my opinion increases the chance that an actual person will feel hurt or offended.
People following this thread with some attention will have understood this already, I am using the words ‘gay’ and ‘transsexual’ here as a deliberate, potentially offending (and yes, incorrect) choice of words.
Only for the purpose of trying to imagine (thinking out loud) what might happen if any editor could enter anything in the ‘gender’ box without at least putting some very minor effort in investigating and providing at least a simple link.
Please don’t get (or let anybody give you) the impression that this is a result of sloppiness or ignorance.
I am sure that some will interpret or read this as something like “binaries do not have to show their ID, and non-binaries must show our ID”.
I think these people are completely missing my point, and are thinking very one-dimensional.
In my mind (and it’s why I agree with Llama_lover’s latest proposal on this), the intention is that by requesting editors to at least provide a link to substantiate their entry, editors are slightly curbed and guided in this matter, and more importantly, it provides a small layer of protection of personal information about the artists we are discussing here.
And as you might have figured out by now, that artist to me is more important than any group he is (assumed to be) in