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    Polly Toynbee wrote an article about trans rights and the issue of "misgendering" came up. A commenter below the line said that trans people surely have the right to self-identify, but equally they cannot force someone else to identify them as a particular gender. Others accused this commenter of discrimination

    Why is gender a particular category that allows you to be "trans", but not, say, race or class? What if I insist on being identified as a black man, or called "My lord RT"?

    I'm not saying this to be glib, I'm keen to understand why gender is a particular category? Also, why do they insist on using this silly word "assigned"? I'm happy to call a trans person by however they want to be called, that's polite, but let's not pretend that transition is righting some objective biological wrong. Their gender matched their biological birth sex, it wasn't like some doctor made a mistake and "misassigned" their gender
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    No it isnt discrimination. Anyone who says otherwise is a moron.
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    (Original post by RegencyTwink)
    Polly Toynbee wrote an article about trans rights and the issue of "misgendering" came up. A commenter below the line said that trans people surely have the right to self-identify, but equally they cannot force someone else to identify them as a particular gender. Others accused this commenter of discrimination

    Why is gender a particular category that allows you to be "trans", but not, say, race or class? What if I insist on being identified as a black man, or called "My lord RT"?

    I'm not saying this to be glib, I'm keen to understand why gender is a particular category? Also, why do they insist on using this silly word "assigned"? I'm happy to call a trans person by however they want to be called, that's polite, but let's not pretend that transition is righting some objective biological wrong. Their gender matched their biological birth sex, it wasn't like some doctor made a mistake and "misassigned" their gender
    Well, what do you expect coming from a typical bloody champagne socialist Polly Toynbee.
 
 
 
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