Queer Twitter User Demands Fitbit Be More Inclusive To "Men" That Menstruate
They really need to start pushing health and maybe anatomical science harder in schools. This is just outrageous. A Transman, with the twitter handle Lilo The Autistic Queer, is demanding Fitbit be more inclusive. Lilo claims that Fitbit needs to make their menstrual health program more gender-neutral, as she is offended that despite socially identifying as male, she still has to identify as female in order to access the menstrual cycle program. It seems Fitbit is under the belief that only females menstruate, who would have thought...
In a series of tweets, Lilo goes documents her attack on the Fitbit's reasonable stance.
"Hey @FitbitSupport I love the "Female Health" tracker in your app. However, I'm not female & I menstruate. Many trans & intersex people are in this position and feel alienated from menstrual health access. Could you please change the name to the neutral term "Menstrual Health"?"
"If people could retweet this to try to get @fitbit to see it, that would be helpful. It's a tiny change they could make that will make a huge difference to a lot of people. I don't want to have to misgender myself and my body in order to access menstrual health tools."
She even went as far as to take a photo of the "offensive" gender labeling.
Here is what the tool looks like, with the one issue circled.
It lets me track my period, tells me when my next period is likely to happen, let's me track symptoms (including on non-period days), keeps track of trends, and tracks fertility. pic.twitter.com/5379ZVmCXl
— Lilo the Autistic Queer (@A_Silent_Child) February 8, 2020
"Not everyone who menstruates is female. Not everyone who is female menstruates. Let's shift our language."
Fitbit responded a few times to Lilo and eventually turned her down, proving they still have a backbone despite the overbearing PC culture.
"We apologize for the confusion. We encourage you to place your ideas in our community so other users can vote for this. Just go to: community.fitbit.com/t5/Feature-Sug so developers could take this into consideration. We appreciate your time with this and we hope to see you there."
"Hi. Sorry to hear this. By default, female health tracking is hidden for users who have identified themselves as male in their Fitbit profile. We'll take note of your feedback as we strive to improve the quality of our products and services."
"Thanks for sharing your feedback with us. This feature is currently not in our product roadmap. However, we’re always looking to enhance the Fitbit experience for our users. Let us know if you have further questions."
Lilo the autistic queer was, of course, angered that they would not bend to her will and tried to publically shame them.
"Fitbit seems to be reasserting that they do not believe men can have periods."
Good on them for not buckling to this ludicrous notion. Females menstruate, that is just part of life. There is no reason that they should have to conform to a socially constructed gender.