‘Call me they, I’m neither Male nor Female.’
Rather than have people blast me for my definitions of Sex and Gender I’m going to pass the buck onto the Oxford English Dictionary who will take one for the team.
Sex: Either of the two main categories (male and female) into which humans and most other living things are divided on the basis of their reproductive functions.
Gender: Either of the two sexes (male and female), especially when considered with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones. The term is also used more broadly to denote a range of identities that do not correspond to established ideas of male and female.
Can a person be sex non-conforming?
I’m tempted to leave that answer short and sweet but I’ll expand a little. Unless a medical condition dictates otherwise you are born with XX or XY chromosomes which determine whether you are female or male.
Among many other biological factors you may have a bone structure which aligns you to a certain sex, either female or male.Can a person be gender non-conforming?
Gender as we read is relative to social and cultural differences. Gender is used in relation to identities that do not correspond to ‘established ideas of male and female.’Gender is the idea that men are masculine and women are feminine.
Masculinity has long been associated with power.
Femininity has long been associated with submission.
Gender provides expectations for both sexes although overwhelmingly these expectations oppress women.Gender dictates what clothes we should wear, how we should present ourselves etc.
A person can 100% be gender non-conforming and in the process of doing so they are supporting the idea that gender is an oppressive social construct.
I find it hard to tell you, I find it hard to take
When people run in circles it’s a very very
Mad world, mad world.
In a perfect world all of the above would make sense and people wouldn’t confuse sex with gender but Trumps the president so we’re far from a perfect world.
In a perfect world nut jobs wouldn’t make the following statements over and over and over and over again. “I’m gender non-binary, I identify as neither male nor female.”
Biological sex and reproductive functions make us female or male. – The option isn’t there to ‘identify’ as neither or one that your body doesn’t align with.
It’s kind of like the crazy church I used to go to denying that Dinosaurs ever existed and discounting all scientific evidence which supported the fact. – Society are very quick to point out that the church are discounting science however we aren’t as quick to point this out to the they/them Lobby.
One can demand that society refer to them as she/he/they/it/ur ma/ur da/ur majesty but that doesn’t change the fact that according to biology and science you are either female or male.
Refusing to adhere to gender stereotypes doesn’t magically erase our sex or the fact that we are female or male.
Butch Lesbians are a prime example. In the majority of cases they reject gender stereotypes and instead dress, act and present however they like.
Does that mean butch lesbians are not female? Why don’t you ask the next butch lesbian you meet if they are neither male nor female, let me know how you get on.
There are days I will wear make-up or tracksuits or football tops or brogues (lesbian shoes) regardless of how I present myself on any day, I AM A FEMALE.
I believe Gender is an oppressive social construct and I refuse to bow to the ideology of the patriarchy however this does not change my sex.
I could walk around ridiculing anyone who refers to me as she or refers to me as a woman or a female but in 200 years time if someone dug up my bones we all know what they would find.
A great person to debate this with would be the neither Female nor Male Fox Fisher. To my amusement Fox must use TERF blocker.
Rock on with the gender non-binary but for the love of Jesus, Mary and Joseph stop thinking because you’re a male who wants to wear a dress or a female who wants to wear a shirt that your biological sex is obliterated.