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    Federal authorities add gender “X” on job offers

    Next to the traditional M (male) and F (female), federal authorities added the gender “X” on their job postings, revealed Secretary of State in Charge of Equal Opportunities Elke Sleurs, on Thursday. X is an alternative for “anyone who feels neither male nor female.”

    “We opted to add X rather than delete F and M, which would only have postponed the issue, as during any job interview, people are asked what their gender is,” explained Steven Vandeput, Minister for Civil Service, who says adding X is a long-term solution sending a strong message.

    Christopher Vincent (Source: Belga)