Paid Members BomberPat Posted August 9, 2019 Paid Members Share Posted August 9, 2019 Even "biologically you either male or female" doesn't really hold up - aside from intersex people, what biological principles are we agreeing are determining sexual characteristics? At school you're taught about XX or XY chromosomes, but some women have Y chromosomes. As for being gender neutral/non-binary, I can't speak for other people, but I see it as a perfectly valid identification. I don't think picking hairs over whether it's personal or sociopolitical makes any sense, because the two are inexorably linked. A lot of it likely is to do with societal expectations around gender norms. But it's important to recognise that when people say something like "gender is a social construct", that's not the same thing as saying it doesn't exist. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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