Change the "Gender" question to a more inclusive one

Bug #1684333 reported by Kristina Hoeppner on 2017-04-20
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Mahara
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17.04
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17.10
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Bug Description

Currently, we ask for the gender in the resume and have the options
- Female
- Male
- Not specified

That is not very inclusive and brings up more questions than it resolves. The biggest question is: Do we need to have this question at all? Could we just remove it? We don't need it for registration purposes and if anybody does want to include it in their resume, they could do it as regular text field.

Since removing things can impact the data that is currently stored in a Mahara instance, I think we can't just remove it and then leave people without and drop the data as they might have used it in their portfolios.

So until we make a decision on how best to proceed, we can already take a small step of making the language more inclusive and use the following options:

- (Not specified)
- Woman
- Man

If we leave the question in, we should also have "Prefer not to disclose", but for the time being, let's go with the minimal change as we might remove the field altogether.

description: updated

Reviewed: https://reviews.mahara.org/7658
Committed: https://git.mahara.org/mahara/mahara/commit/d4a26e30d9187bdf6b5e9c4fb1c80602964ae31a
Submitter: Robert Lyon (<email address hidden>)
Branch: master

commit d4a26e30d9187bdf6b5e9c4fb1c80602964ae31a
Author: Kristina D.C. Hoeppner <email address hidden>
Date: Thu Apr 20 14:00:13 2017 +1200

Bug 1684333: Change gender identification question

To be more inclusive. This is an intermediate short-
term solution until we decide how best to remove
the question entirely without losing data or turning
it into a free form field.

behatnotneeded

Change-Id: If23b36f9b1ee0a112a8a40e41b6e2e3fa75a43bb

Reviewed: https://reviews.mahara.org/7664
Committed: https://git.mahara.org/mahara/mahara/commit/91f738410fb8da96f36edc7639a7b0b1e05d36e3
Submitter: Robert Lyon (<email address hidden>)
Branch: 17.04_STABLE

commit 91f738410fb8da96f36edc7639a7b0b1e05d36e3
Author: Kristina D.C. Hoeppner <email address hidden>
Date: Thu Apr 20 14:00:13 2017 +1200

Bug 1684333: Change gender identification question

To be more inclusive. This is an intermediate short-
term solution until we decide how best to remove
the question entirely without losing data or turning
it into a free form field.

behatnotneeded

Change-Id: If23b36f9b1ee0a112a8a40e41b6e2e3fa75a43bb
(cherry picked from commit d4a26e30d9187bdf6b5e9c4fb1c80602964ae31a)

tags: added: usermanualupdate
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