mel_pa (mel_pa) wrote in femme_ftm,

Misgendered as "Ma'am"

Did you see this "I am Cait" episode over the summer? In "What's in a Name" an FTM who hasn't legally changed his name to Ethan (I have a nephew named Ethan :)) spoke of his being misgendered by cops when his gender identity didn't match his id/driver's license.

Below is an excerpt of the transcript:

Ethan: When I interact with the police, they're... they're pretty cool to me all the way up until they ask me my legal name, 'cause I haven't gotten that changed yet. And then, all of a sudden, they just keep calling me "ma'am." Like, "Ma'am, ma'am, ma'am, miss, ma'am." Like, do I look like a ma'am? And then I get all those messed-up questions. Like, you don't need to know what... what I have underneath my clothes.
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