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Is misgendering a transwoman or man an act of violence?


Trans activist and actress Laverne Cox mentioned in a 2014 speech that misgendering a transperson is an act of violence. Also, New York passed a law that misgendering a transperson is worth $250,000 fine. By this logic, school children getting called names would fall under this definition. Someone using the wrong pronoun or prefix towards anyone at that point would be violent. Is misgendering violent? Or is it another way to skew meanings and information, because they feel it's true?

 

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