i’m tired of having to misgender myself for paperwork
Actually, they’re asking what gender were you born with. This helps them to know what diseases and sicknesses you are most likely prone to get~! Some of these can be very lethal or serious, however, and so it is much better to tell them the information. It would be okay to write your preferred gender in a little note beside your answer, but please, please do tell them what you were born as!
I am concerned for everyone’s safety who does this u-u~<3
Thank you for listening, and I hope you consider this~~~! c:
This is the first time I’ve seen someone make this correction without being rude or condescending so thank you friend
But that makes no sense! First, in how many of those occasions do they really NEED your medical information? And is your medical information actually being asked, like, what diseases you do have, what allergies, and wheather someone in your family has had some genetic serious disease? The answers are generally “no”.
Also, asking it like that will push people to answer wrongly, specially trans people and intersex people (not to mention trans intersex people), in part because someone’s gender does not necessarily match their assigned sex, in part because sometimes assigned sex doesn’t even match biology, in part because neither sex nor gender are binary!
Bottom line, if this is being done for medical reasons, than it is EVEN MORE WRONG! It is even more excluding of trans and intersex people, and in a way that can cause them health harm.
Actually, they get your medical info in case you fucking collapse during your shift, so they can give it to the healthcare practicers that are going to help you when they take you to a hospital. Same reason why they ask if you’re allergic to any kind of medication.
People gotta stop mistaking biological sex for gender. Biological sex is a material reality, you can’t identify out of it, and it does influence how your body behaves. Gender is a social construct put on top of it. Like, if you have a prostate, you can get prostate cancer, doesn’t matter if you’re a macho man or if you lived as a woman for 30 years. Cancer doesn’t give a fuck about your gender identity.
So yeah, these “forms are misgendering meeeee” comics are starting to get a bit annoyng. We DO have two sexes, we are sexually dimorphic mammals and our bodies behave like so. Intersex conditions are anomalies and can’t be used as a proof that “we have more than two sexes”, and have jack shit to do with gender when it comes to health practices. This would be the same as saying that humans have a variable number of fingers because sometimes kids are born with extra fingers or missing fingers. Just no.
Besides that, intersex people have repeatedly asked to not have their condition used as a trumph card in this kind of discussion.
Giving us the wrong information can lead to diagnosing something that you do not have thus giving you the wrong treatment. It is completely ok to tell us how you identify, as well if you’re trans and taking hormones and anything like that, but please always, always do say what sex you were born with.