frankly i think cis people should go get their gender markers changed to X en masse so we can just get rid of the field in 5 or 10 years

@tindall I know where you’re coming from but I don’t think I agree. Being gendered correctly really does matter and official docs have weight - granted that the long term goal is to abolish officialdom altogether

@ghost_bird totally! but I don't see why border guards need to gender you at all. passports specifically have basically zero reason to have that field.


@tindall I think that’s kind of a special case of “why do people have to gender you at all?” Which, for me, can veer a bit close to pretending gender isn’t important.

@tindall …and I think that’s why the thought of binary cis people adopting the X gender marker bothers me. It feels dismissive of the trouble non-binary people face getting their genders recognised at all

@ghost_bird yeah that's very fair. i definitely tend to be more on the side of things that i don't really want the state to know anything about me if i can avoid it (see, for instance, my ham radio license having a ridiculously old address attached) but i recognize that that's not true for everyone

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