Hey guys. After weeks of silence I just thought I'd drop in with a little PSA for you all. Something I wish I knew before this whole transgender movement really started to heat up. Turns out that sex and gender are not actually the same thing. They may not be used interchangeably to denote the same characteristics. There are 2 sexes, male and female. Determined by the biological diversity between the two. Gender, on the hand, is the social expectations sanctioned by a society onto a specific gender identity. It's simply a social construct. A bit like this fence. And yet no one's getting their undergarments all in a knot about this fence being unnatural. - although I'm not too keen on the exact placement of this fence. But that's a talk for another time. -
More than 2 genders has been recorded in cultures as far back as 2000 BCE with the Egyptians. In pre-colonial Andean culture the Incas worshipped a dual gendered god and the Hawaiian Mahu has been known to be either female or male inhabiting the gender role of both sexes or somewhere in between. This is not exactly a new phenomenon, as much as our society may put it out to be. And perhaps it is only our ethnocentric thinking that allows no room for these individuals who don't conform to the traditional 2 genders in our society. Perhaps we're only carrying around some misguided notion about these people, like the sun revolving around the earth, because we haven't yet developed a place for this new perspective. I mean, society was pretty pissed at Galileo for pulling their earth centered rug out from under them. Maybe we might spend some time imagining what it's been to like to grow up and exist in a society which considers you freak of nature for not conforming to their standards. For as the years go on it's the standards that are ever changing. Ever more including. And I, for one, think that's a pretty damn good thing.
Anyways, just wanted to provide you all with some powerful knowledge here.. Funny what one can learn when prematurely devouring a sociolgy textbook for Uni.
🎶 Blood in the Cut - K.Flay
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