- Apr 26, 2020
- United Kingdom
You (the general 'you') will acknowledge that first, yes, because it's a default setting. But if you (still the general 'you') aren't self-centred, then you'll acknowledge that the person you're speaking to knows their own identity better than you do. And the reasonable course of action is then to change if/when you get corrected, and your perception was off.See, thing is, people acknowledge you for what you are, not what you feel like you are, it is filtered through their perception so the prism can sometimes be muddied with different gender roles based on differing cultures but when you have people from the same culture doing this then it's much less hard to figure out.
This is no better than those people who deny bisexuals exist. Their "perception" of me is that I'm just gay or straight and in denial. Is it reasonable of them to just run with this perception and insist it's accurate? Do I not know my own goddamn mind?
I'd say it probably has more to do with this friend of yours personally not caring very much. It doesn't mean very much beyond that one person; you can't extrapolate from it that all trans people shouldn't care if you misgender them.Yeah this is what I was saying above with the story about that friend of mine and how it didn't matter what labels she went by because by then we were past them as friends. But apparently that's just cause I'm straight or something lol.