THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — As it turns out, nightmares that come with getting gender marker changed on birth certificates isn’t exclusive to trans people — cis-gendered people sometimes run into the same bureaucratic nonsense trans people face regularly.
Take Nakia Grimes, a mother of a 5-year-old, who spotted an error on her birth certificate when she requested a copy from the state of Georgia’s vital records department — she saw that her gender was mistakenly marked male.
In order to correct it, Grimes was told, she’d have to get proof she was a woman — she’d need to see a doctor, get a pap smear and bring back a notarized note from the doctor testifying that she was indeed a woman.
While I do feel for Ms. Grimes, she has it nowhere as difficult as trans people. This incident underlines how ridiculous this continued and needless policing of what’s under our pants is.
Tip of the hat to: International Foundation for Gender Education
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