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TUMBLR PROF ANNOUNCEMENT: If you are trans or nonbinary and you are in the same situation as the student above, email your professors before class starts. I understand that it might be uncomfortable, but generally professors are absolutely happy to accommodate you. I know I always will be!
If your professor does not respond positively, contact the Dean or the campus LGBT+ resource center with a copy of the email and show them that you are concerned about gender discrimination in the classroom.
Also this is a link to the template I used to write this email, and I’ve seen another similar template going around, and this was extremely helpful.
Also, if a professor disagrees with your email/request and continues to aggressively misgender you… Go to some authority! Especially if your school has a non discrimination clause that guarantees your safety!
I cannot tell you how horrifying it is, how distracting it is, to be constantly misgendered. I made the mistake of not reporting transphobic professors and have sense heard similar complaints from my peers.
Find faculty to talk to, tell them exactly what is happening, and if it continues, take action. Even if it is “just a name/just pronouns,” you deserve respect. I failed classes for this sort of thing, and I don’t want anyone to follow in my shoes.