No, no. What I was saying would “come in handy” was the UNDERSTANDING or definition of the 375 as being used for “perceived sex,” not a guess at the person’s
“real” sex or gender. That makes a decision of how to code a 375 for Dame Edna pretty obvious, I think. Thus, the definition is handy.
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So you mean using the field will come in handy for determining whether the use of the field is correct? Sounds sort of circular to me.
For making clearer that the 375 should be “female” rather than “male,” no matter what sex/gender Barry Humphries may consider himself to have.
"Handy" for what purpose? I'm totally lost here.
Actually I forgot that we don’t actually have an authority record for Dame Edna. I don’t care whether we do or not, really. But if we decide she merits an
authority of her own for having been the ostensible author of books, the “perceived gender” concept might come in handy.