In light of the recent movement to include more inclusive language in the technology sector, cable manufactures will begin a new naming convention to be more inclusive to non-binary and transgender people.
“Historically, cables have followed a convention of strictly using male and female to determine the “gender” of the cable. Cables can come in all shapes and sizes, and it is cissexist to only refer to cables as male or female. Furthermore, we recognize that, for a small subset of cables in the market today, that not all cables accept their assigned gender at manufacture.”
“For this reason, we are looking to introduce more inclusive language for these cables into our product lines. We will be immediately discontinuing use of Male-to-female and female-to-male for transgendered cables.”
To combat cis-sexism, cable manufactures will no longer using a single digit 2^1 power representation for all available genders a cable may have. Instead, cable manufacturers will now print the preferred gender of a cable on the packaging, represented by a 6 digit 2^6 power binary representation to represent any one of the 64 genders a cable might have.
Cable packaging will also have the cable’s preferred pronouns printed on the packaging.
Cable companies also encourage that when users write in to support for their cables, that customers should be diligent on addressing their cables with the proper pronouns.
“Using the wrong pronouns or misgendering one’s cable can run the risk of voiding the warranty and having the customer blocklisted from the company.”