Fandango provocatively asks…
Do you believe that a person’s gender is inextricably tied to his or her sex at birth, or do you believe that a person can legitimately identify as a gender different from his or her birth gender? Why do you believe what you believe?
Gender and sex are two different things… and they can be separated. There are definitely folks who don’t want to (or can’t) fit the stereotypical gender traits we associate with their sex. I don’t know why this is such a BFD as it’s a thing that has been around forever. We’re much too obsessed with other people’s genitals and what they do with them.
But that’s not really what we’re talking about lately, is it? We’re talking about mostly MEN who want to identify as women and insist on the rest of us doing a whole bunch of annoying things to accommodate that. Once again, men are being belligerent bullies, which seems to be what they do best. I don’t give a crap if some dude wants to present as a woman, either a gay woman or a straight woman or whatever else, and live his life accordingly. Why should I care? But I don’t want to have to think about it either or worry I’m using the wrong pronoun. Neither do I want to think about racism all the time or any other thing shoveled at me 24/7 by the media. Leave me alone to float in my bubble!
I used to have a small worry that straight/cis men might take advantage of this whole trans concept and dress as women to do shenanigans, but that worry pales in comparison to my overriding belief that consenting adults should do what they please, with the usual caveats about harm, kids, etc. Besides, straight/cis men will find ways to do shenanigans regardless. 🙄
I’m not sure why the word “legitimately” was included. My philosophy is of the “do what you will” variety. If that means some will identify as a different gender than the one stereotypically associated with their assigned sex, idgaf. It’s as “legitimate” as anything else people do. Did you know that some people identify as witches, empaths, shamans, T* supporters, etc.? It’s a crazy world…
PS: I hear the arguments about sports, and you know what? Sports are dumb, so idgaf how they’re impacted by anything. If this causes them to disappear, great!
PPS: all hatey comments will be deleted. Go rant on your own blog.
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