I’m tired of idiots complaining about ‘overly-sensitive millennials who cry if they get misgendered’. These priveleged people throw around the term ‘misgendered’ with a smirk, as if they haven’t heard anything so ridiculously amusing.
The majority of people who are misgendered do not care if it is done innocently. If you misgender someone, simply apologise and ask them what pronouns they would like you to use in the future. Simple. Not a huge task.
But these people are rarely referring to those instances. They mean the circumstances in which a person is misgendered on purpose. This is harassment and bullying. If you know someone uses feminine pronouns and you use masculine pronouns to offend them, then it is harassment.
People roll their eyes and think that this is a stupid millennial idea. That people simply want to feel special by making everyone ask everyone else what pronouns they use. First of all, this would not break society. It would not cause a massive disruption to anyones day. Second, all anyone is asking, is to be treated with respect.
The people who maliciously misgender others and then roll their eyes about it are no different to any other bully who feels threatened by change. These are the same kind of people who have discriminated against all other minority groups (and continue to do so).
Stop letting these idiots play the victim. THEY are the ones who are wanting to feel special. They can’t accept the idea that the gender binary is not the be all and end all. They don’t care about the fear people go through to come out as trans or non binary or genderqueer or anything other than what they consider ‘normal’. All they care about is that THEY are being inconvenienced. And they are too arrogant to consider other points of view.
If you see or hear someone laughing or complaining about this issue, please speak up (if it is safe for you to do so). We need to change the mindset that bullying is okay!!!