It is complete bullshit when photo IDs — like driver’s licenses — require a (misnamed) “gender marker” (you know, that little “F” or “M” on the card). What is the point? There is a photo, and you can’t figure out whether a card matches a person without knowing what’s supposedly in their pants? It’s ridiculous.
I don’t see why it’s anyone’s business what’s going on with our bodies. Seriously, if you need the little “F’ or “M” to figure out whether I’m the person in the photo, you’re just stupid. And, once again, why do you need to know? Does that little “M”or “F” actually give you any relevant information?
I can understand the need for the photo. I can understand the name. I can understand the date of birth. Why does either gender or sex matter, and how is it pertinent to whatever a driver’s license or other photo ID might be used for?
Our society is so ridiculously fixated on putting us in boxes; there’s such value put on knowing and regulating our genders and our bodies. Frankly, I don’t think it’s any of the government’s business, and I certainly don’t think that designation of “F” or “M” has any place on our driver’s licenses and state IDs.