Not sure if this is petty or pro or whatever. You be the judge.
My uncle is an Indian doctor. In the 90s there was a massive doctors shortage in Australia so the government gave him citizenship. Unfortunately you still had to sit 3 expensive exams to work as a doctor in Australia. These exams cost thousands of dollars, only happened twice a year, had limited sitting spots/times and had arbitrary pass/fail marks. So many Indian doctors ended up becoming taxi drivers/small businessmen etc. My uncle decided instead he would reapply and go through Australian medical school. Sure enough being a doctor for 10+years makes medical school easy and my uncle was top of his class.
Oh, I'm a man now? You won't have a problem with me jogging topless then. Right?
I’m transgender, MtF, 23, and I was born and raised in Tennessee and they’re not so lgbt friendly. Neither are my neighbors. Tennessee refuses to let me change my gender. Sucks, maybe one day I’ll move somewhere else. idk if that’ll let me change it since I have a TN birth certificate, but that’s a question for another time.
Tennessee also has laws prohibiting women from going topless. Now, first off I will not post pictures for science. Second off I definitely have boobs. For all intents and purposes, when I go out jogging I pass as a woman. Someone recently outed me to my neighbors, and they have replied with several nasty letters and other such stuff, calling me a gay man and other bigoted garbage.
So my revenge was to jog around the neighborhood, topless. I don’t see the problem- they’re calling me a man, the state is calling me a man, walking around topless is allowed for men. But see, I win, because now they’ve called the cops saying a woman is running around topless in their neighborhood, oh god cover the childrens eyes boobs are evil. Suddenly I’m a woman. Nice logic you got there.
Aaaannnddd then I got a call from the cops, and they wanted to talk to me. As I was so well informed due to Better Call Saul and the top of all time page from /r/legaladvice, I told them I was busy, and I hung up. I later got another call and did not answer. This whole thing was actually kinda obnoxious I prefer a sports bra to hold them in place.
In the end, I talked to a lawyer, who thought it was hysterical, and we talked to the cops, who also thought it was hysterical, and we all agreed I wouldn’t do it again. Apparently it technically is against the law, somehow, though my lawyer said he was sure the charges would be dropped. I decided not to fight it, cuz honestly I didn’t want to end up being held in a men’s prison. A couple of my neighbors actually got my point, surprisingly, and I’ve made a couple friends.
The rest of those grumpy bigots probably told their kids I’m satan :)
I’m not a professional photographer, but friends and family ask me to take photos for them all the time. I love portrait photography and I’m happy to do the favor, but sometimes people are really awful/annoying and then it really grates that I’m spending my evening/weekend shooting and then processing photos for free.