'I identify myself as a suitcase. Can I fly free?', sounds like one of the snarky Twitter users to comment on United Airlines posters, they have chosen to introduce a third gender besides male and female, when you need to book your flight with them or on its online profile of the airline.
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In the identify as a suitcase. Can I fly for free now?— Westen (@epicgeezr) March 22, 2019
Thus, one can now choose to press the 'Mx'. rather than either 'Mr'. or 'Ms'. when booking his next airline ticket, if you identify as intetkønnet forward for man or woman.
But United Airlines' lookup gets a very mixed reception on Twitter, how many are ready with the snarky comments.
'I identify me as one that should fly first class but pay only general economy-rates', writes Twitter user Graham Allen, among others.
In the same groove also comments on the user Gad Saad.
'I identify myself as having paid the full price for all future flights, I had to take. I assume that this will act as sufficient payment, correct? I'm TransBetaling', he writes.
another Twitter user wonders that the sex is at all important to state in a flytur.
'Why even include gender in the process? We must all be packed into a small tube in the air for some hours, why do you possibly know what is hiding in my pants first?', writes Joe Splaining.
Others point out that the 'Mx', in addition to being United Airlines' new term for the neuter, is also domain-suffix on mexican websites.
'I identify myself as a mexican web site-domain', commented one Twitter user.
While some therefore find it difficult to see the point with United Airlines' measures, it makes good sense for others.
'Thank you for that you move towards creating a more inclusive space for customers and employees. It gives new meaning to a company called United', writes Twitter user Piper Perabo.
'I love this approach, thanks, United. Hope that many other companies will follow suit', writes another user.
With United Airlines, they believe that the measure should be seen as an expression of dignity and respect for all.
- In menneskerettighedskampen, we believe that it is that you are being recognized as the sex you identify yourself as, is a part of the to treat everyone with dignity and respect, " says Beck Bailey, director of United Airlines, the gender equality programme.
- By providing non-binary gender or sex selection by the ticket purchase and the kønsinkluderende 'Mx' in the user profiles takes United Airlines an important step forward for the non-binary inclusion, she says.