Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
I _tend_ to agree: "helps to ensure that trans and non-binary people do
not feel marginalised" does not IMO adequately consider how such
"advice" makes _non_-trans (or "binary"?) people feel.
Talking of binary and non-binary people, a situation arose recently
which might provoke a discussion. At the start of an online survery I
was asked whether I thought of myself (1) as male, female or other. I
selected female. At the end of the survey I had to select from several
options of age-range plus sex and I accidentally selected the correct
range but male, where I intended to select the one for that age range
and female. I was told that because I had failed the quality control
checks I had forfeited the reward for that Survey. Fair enough.
However, suppose I was - according to my Birth Certificate and in the
eyes of TPTB - a man and was mindful to undergo a sex-change. Could I
then have claimed that I WAS entitled to my reward, having correctly
stated my age and gender combination but THINKING of myself as different.
(1) I think the working was "think of myself" but could have been
something like "identify as" or "describe myself as."
Jenny M Benson