Monday, February 25, 2019

Why It Might Be Time to Reconsider Genderqueer Labels


A friend just posted this photo of fabulous Billy Porter -- which is a great example of why I don’t understand the necessity of nonbinary and gender-fluid labels. A man should be able to be a man any way he wants -- as we see here -- and ditto for women. Isn’t saying that you don’t identify as one or the other -- or do identify with both -- actually reinforcing traditional gender stereotypes? (Because I like to do/feel X it makes me male but because I like to do/feel Y it makes me female.) 



Rather than creating "new" genders and pronouns, be whatever kind of man or woman you want and make society get over it.


The genie is out of the bottle on this so I will obviously support what's done. But it seems shortsighted. Gay people could have settled for legalized civil unions but held out for marriage equality. Why relegate yourself to separate status, which is never equal?

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