Man vows to file complaint against airport employee who failed to assume he was female based on his awful wig and drag make-up

So recently, a man walked into an airport wearing a wig and makeup, and an airport employee read him as a man. This made him angry.

There is something very interesting about this. It is this implicit statement that anybody who looks feminine should automatically be referred to and treated as a woman. This presumably means the same thing for anyone who looks masculine enough.
I wonder at what point in time people will start to assume that butch women are actually FTMs, and refer to them as men even when recognizing that they are women. The idea that they could perhaps be trangressing gender norms is deemed transphobic.

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2 Responses to Man vows to file complaint against airport employee who failed to assume he was female based on his awful wig and drag make-up

  1. I hadn’t thought of that, but it’s the perfect example of trans being ‘part of the problem’- enforcing gender roles.

  2. Akira says:

    You know, when ‘normal’ people are misgendered, they don’t get all upset and freak out.

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