Which they don’t even believe.

Someone wrote…

Why do I let strangers on the street drag me into conversation about whether I’m a boy or a girl? The answer should be “None of your business,” followed by a swift exit.

Instead, I end up trying to avoid the subject for 5 minutes, then eventually saying that I’m a girl. Which they don’t even believe.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on April 7th, 2010 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 2 comments »

2 Responses to “Which they don’t even believe.”

  1. River

    I’ve also had issues with that question. Once I answered with “Does it matter?” which was met with hostility, anger and obscene words. Usually I don’t like answering it since my voice usually gives them the wrong answer, though I’m slowly improving it.

    Once, a coworker was asked that about me, to which he responded with “should it matter?” while knowing nothing about my gender identity, it was just the first thing he thought of.

    Why does it matter enough to people that they have to ask such a question? It’s absolutely ridiculous!


  2. Brynn

    I hate that question. I always end up floundering and giving what I know to be the wrong answer, but the one I know will satisfy them more.


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