Washington Post Calls for Gender to be Removed from Passports
Recently, the Biden administration has started allowing people to mark a third gender option on U.S. passports. Some transgender activists, however, have insisted that this is not enough and are pushing for the God-given idea of the gender binary to be removed from consideration entirely.
In the Sunday column, transgender artist and writer Abeni Jones said that transitioning from male to female has made travel “more difficult” and claimed that transgender individuals are frequently subjected to additional airport screenings.
The U.S. State Department, in conjunction with the Biden administration, announced in June 2021 that passport applicants would soon have the option of marking X as their gender, a third gender marker as an alternative to male (M) or female (F). The change went into effect on April 11 and the department announcement claimed the change was enacted in an effort to “advance inclusion….”
“If the State Department really wanted to take a step forward, there’s an easier, cheaper and more powerful option: remove gender from passports altogether,” Jones said.
Jones later added that “pointless gendering” is a “well-documented phenomenon” embedded within consumerism, and asked why people even have to mark gender at all….
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