Or maybe a crime. You get busted for misgendering a guy who’s now a woman, you’re in for the hassle of your life…
From the Daily Mail:
“Don’t call me ‘he’! Transgender Tory councillor calls in police because Labour opponent keeps calling her ‘he’ in meetings
A Tory councillor who transitioned from male to female a decade ago has complained to police after being addressed as ‘he’ by her Labour opponent.
Transgender Bolton councillor Zoe Kirk-Robinson has accused the town’s former mayor of ‘misgendering’ her after he repeatedly called her ‘he’ and ‘him’ instead of ‘she’ and ‘her’ at a meeting.
Officers are understood to be taking the allegation seriously and investigating the incident as a potential hate crime.”
So calling a man ‘he’ is a potential hate crime! It’s so nice of the police to take men so seriously when they report a hate crime. Women around the world endure human rights abuses daily in the form of verbal abuse, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape, and the vast majority of the time the perpetrators are never convicted. But obviously a hate crime involving a grammatically correct pronoun used against a man is a police priority!