frankly i think cis people should go get their gender markers changed to X en masse so we can just get rid of the field in 5 or 10 years

@tindall I know where you’re coming from but I don’t think I agree. Being gendered correctly really does matter and official docs have weight - granted that the long term goal is to abolish officialdom altogether

@ghost_bird totally! but I don't see why border guards need to gender you at all. passports specifically have basically zero reason to have that field.


@tindall @ghost_bird that makes the question how do you influence the UN/ICAO standards body that sets the information fields in a passport? (And which is where the X comes from, it's been in the global standard for a very long time, it's just that no passport issuing nation used it until recently) Maybe you could argue that the various biometrics introduced into passports makes the gender field superfluous?

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