Gender more than anatomy – Ellena Savage

I am comfortable in the sex assigned to me at birth. I’m female. Roar. Or, as certain elected members of our cabinet and shadow cabinet would have it, meow.

However, I do find it bizarre and slightly offensive when I am asked to report my sex on forms, other than those of the medical variety. It’s not as though being female gives me any advantages other than a Medicare rebate on a gynaecologist. Why do institutions think it’s important for them to recognise my sex?