Laverne Cox, Keynote address, Creating Change 2014
Actually no, because their chromosomes state that they are indeed male, no matter how they alter their appearance. The same thing goes for women.
Call yourselves whatever you want, but you are what biology states you are, and that does not change just because your appearance does.And either way, it isn’t an act of violence. It might be rude if it was said in a demeaning or callous way, especially if it was meant to insult the person. More likely, it would be an honest mistake by someone who didn’t know the person. But callingevery case of this, regardless of how it was said or the person’s intent, an act of violence trivializes actual acts of violence that are committed against innocent people every day.