Assumptions

Someone wrote…

I wish people didn’t assume that they know my gender just because of the way I express myself. I would love it if they asked me how I identify.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on February 4th, 2014 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 2 comments »

2 Responses to “Assumptions”

  1. Anonymous

    I wonder if maybe they’re scared they’ll embarrass you if they ask.

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  2. Amiya

    That’s exactly how I feel. Though I suppose putting myself in someone else’s shoes, it’s hard to remember to ask all the time. The modern world is so afraid to offend and so used to assuming that they no longer bother to stop and do so. This kind of thing really takes a lot of trying to understand on either side.

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