It just occurred to me that I posted here about the last one in 2013, so I should probably mention the current one here too.
We are well on the way to 1,500 responses, and it’s been 24 hours. Lookin’ good! And there’s some really useful and interesting stuff in here too.
It’s been over a year and a half since I last surveyed nonbinary people to get a general idea of preferences when it comes to language to describe us. In that time nonbinary genders have become more well-known in the media in the UK and the US. It can’t hurt to get a fresher picture, can it?
This time I’ll attempt to improve on the last survey by including some options that were missed out last time. As before, you will not be asked for your name, email address, specific location, legal gender, or gender assigned at birth.
PS: Last time we got over 2,000 responses. That made the results really useful and valuable, and it’d be great if we could repeat that. If you would like to help these statistics be as complete as possible with minimal effort, please reblog this post and retweet this tweet.
PPS: I’d like to take this opportunity to note that this is just a Google Forms survey with no extra security. While no identifying information such as names and email addresses will be collected, I cannot be responsible for your privacy. If you have any concerns at all, please be cautious and do what you feel is necessary to be safe.
I really like that Poly in Pictures has Project Wonderful ads on, because I love the idea of promoting indie artists and writers.
Something I do occasionally is take a look at the adspace bids to see if there’s anything popping up on PiP that I don’t want to see. I do not mind NSFW content, but the overwhelming majority of stuff I ban is ads with naked (or nearly-naked) women on them, often with impossible proportions and posture, more often women of colour, in order to sell ads. When I click through to check out the source, I usually find a webcomic that has little to no nudity, which makes it clear that the writers and artists of these webcomics are using female bodies to draw attention and get clicks.
It also bothers me in part because these people seem to think that naked (or nearly-naked) men won’t get them as much attention, and the images they’re showing are not actually an accurate representation of the thing advertised.
How to get your ad banned on Poly in Pictures:
- Fit a misogynist pattern of advertising (naked ladies, but no naked men)
- Make your ad totally unrepresentative of what you’re advertising
I mean, SERIOUSLY, do you think that people don’t like to look at sexualised male bodies? Have you ever SPOKEN to someone sexually attracted to men? Do you think that women attracted to women will look at the hideous objectification of the female body and go “wow such sexy”?
It’s been bugging me for a while, and I’ll bet no one else noticed, but the footer has been wonky and the ads have been entirely missing for quite a while.
The former is not such a big deal, but the latter is. I get a little bit of money from ads for hosting this site, and I have been so uncomicky lately that I had no idea they were gone.
Anyway, they’re back, and the footer is straight, and so all is right with the world.
Thank you for enduring this entirely uninteresting PSA.
Edit: And Sausage has just gone and fixed the banner so that you can go to the home page by clicking it! What a star. Please hire him for all your website-building needs because he is excellent.