"People are intimidated by me."
"Why do you intimidate people?"
"It’s the media, man. People put you into these little compartments in their brains and then they think they know you. ‘Oh, ok. A six-foot-two 350-pound humanoid made from military-grade titanium alloy. Probably out to annihilate all of humanity. Better get away from HIM.’
No one’s willing to risk challenging their first impressions, let alone consider that I might prefer not to be referred to using traditional male gender pronouns."
Via Boston Reddit.