I'm not an "x on the driver's license" nonbinary.
I'm a "remove gender from any documentation that doesn't need it" nonbinary.
@Moss I'm really skeptical about the x on the driver's license thing because like uhh that just seems like it would be more dangerous and then the state has a record of you
Like it makes sense for people who have transitioned to where they "pass" as a binary gender to some extent to get their marker changed because it seems like it would make you stand out less and be more safe
But to have an X seems like a really bad idea because it will always stand out
@baronnarcveldt @InternetEh @RadiantEmber @Moss It sounds like a great idea, until you find out that people are incredibly enby/trans/homophobic and having a marker is like putting a target, especially on something like a driving license where you're probably already in trouble, and anything against you in the subconcious of the cop dealing with you is you fucked.
Like of course the push should have been to remove gender markers from licenses from the get
But in the meantime if I have to be gendered on a document I have to look at somewhat regularly at least it isn't misgendering me
I might feel different if I drove, but like, I'm nonbinary and I do not look cis -- the marker isn't making me more of a target // when cops have harassed me it's bc my appearance is already a flag
@Moss non-binary as in "fuck treating gender as a way of categorizing and organizing people", not non-binary as in "count to three instead of two"
@Moss this!!! why make even more boxes, some of which will identify and damn trans people in the event of bigotry in govt, when you can just...not have that box?
@Moss @Mottie it's always appealed to me to argue that yes, in fact, gender is a piece of biographical data that you really ought not be able to collect without extremely well thought out safeguards. like human rights wise. we've got massive entrenchment of gender in systems terms, and it's all wrong. it's dangerous.
@behold3r i'd figure if your doctor is helping you with something involving hormonal balance or genitalia, or if your therapist wants to support your identity through the work they do, one's gender is bound to come up as relevant. But that's extremely specific and confidential circumstances.
@behold3r technically no, as far as I can see. We Germans are known to bee over-bureaucratic, but neither our IDs, nor driving license contain gender info - which can be a problem by itself, because we literally don't have any ID document to confirm even our official gender marker (only the corrected birth certificate).
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