What was the other option?
Rasty Turek

Here’s one

“Specifically, we extract users’ email addresses from GHTorrent, look up that email address on the Google+ social network, then, if that user has a profile, extract gender information from these users’ profiles. Out of 4,037,953 GitHub user profiles with email addresses, we were able to identify 1,426,121 (35.3%) of them as men or women through their public Google+ profiles. We are the first to use this technique, to our knowledge.”


or not doing transphobic studies of questionable statistical methods with data that is not legal to use so no one can verify them, that impose a gender binary