What started this off was two events which have happened quite close to one another recently.
The first was a guy in my course at University was in fact not a guy but a woman. Or at least that is how she refers to herself and has a female name. BUT every single little thing about her is male. I've seen her on a pretty much weekly basis for the last two years and never once even had an inkling that it was a woman. I talked to her in passing once and may even have called her dude without even a second thought. I was physically shocked when I was told. Also it isn't like it is a feminine guy, it is a stocky, broad shouldered, very tall, deep voiced guy.
Then just now the woman who has won Eurovision 2014. I'd have kicked off about her winning anyway because the song was garbage, but she has a fully grown beard. I mean come on! How the **** can anyone take someone seriously when they call themselves a woman but don't even try to shave their beard off?
I understand that some people are born in such a way that gender can be a little bit harder to place on the surface. Like a particularly masculine woman or feminine man, that is just the roll of the dice and frankly no matter what they decide to call themselves, chances are people will always be wondering their gender.
But when a man who looks like a man, sounds like a man and then decides to be a woman and literally take no care what so ever over how they present themselves, how can anyone seriously expect people to take them seriously?
Discuss PLEASE because frankly my mind is kind of blown right now.