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I Detest the Gender Binary

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 213 People

    The Pain It Causes

    The gender binary causes so much pain and sorrow in this world.  People are crammed into those little boxes that keep one from expressing the true self.  Throughout my life, I have had to fit in one or the other.  Mostly the male box.  I have allowed the...
    Michellewhois Michellewhois 56-60 15 Responses Jul 18, 2009

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    BlueCedarTree BlueCedarTree 46-50 Jun 8, 2014

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    I don't have the same level of feelings

    that people have about the gender binary in here, but I do wish for a world where everyone doesn't have to be "male" or "female". While I am unsure of what "label" I fit under in terms of gender, I know that neither of these terms fit me. I want to add my gender to my profile...
    faeriefate faeriefate 18-21 Mar 15, 2014

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    Did A Youtube Video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKj5-u8EpSM
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Mar 2, 2011

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    Gender Blindness = Racial Blindness = Both Problems.

    gender blindness = racial blindness. So barack obama was elected so racism is over right? Right? Yeah. Same ******* thing on the gender blindness front.
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Sep 19, 2012

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    I Now Know (for Sure?)

    I took the Cogiati Test, now I am not one to believe that tests can layout what a person is all about completely. But this one helped me get a better veiw of myself, a veiw that I was sure of,  this just confirmed it. So where does this lead me? not in a different direction...
    paddytram paddytram 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 15, 2010

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    Why I Hate The Gender Binary And The Culture That Promotes It (rewrite, Merge For Repurposing)

    I was born in Oregon  (around Hillsboro, a suburb of Portland) and eventually migrated  ALL over the country. eventually ending up right back where I Started. The place I lived the second longest was Orland Florida, because my father got a job for Disney... This was great in...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 4 Responses Mar 9, 2012

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    Defined

    Gender Binary- the common idea that there are only two groups that a person, action, or behavior can belong in: male or female   This promotes sticking people into boxes, stereotyping labels slapped over their eyes and mouths. Which contradicts all forms of realistic...
    realitychallenged realitychallenged 16-17, F 8 Responses Mar 29, 2008

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    My Life (Updated With Deeper Regressions And More Details For 2013)

    When I was first born into this world we quickly found out i had A.D.H.D, but only when I was 13 did we find out more. I am hesitant to tell you what else because I'm afraid you'll judge me too quickly. I don't suffer my symptoms from A.D.H.D anymore, But I was hard to discipline...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Jun 20, 2013

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    Newsflash To The Offended.

    http://www2.hu-berlin.de/sexology/ATLAS_EN/html/the_social_roles_of_men_and_wo.html there’s a term that I Feel I might have allowed to be bandied about called “approppiation” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_appropriation when it comes to gender identity it...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Sep 19, 2012

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    Amazing That It Is Accepted At All

    when the notion of the gender binary has not a shred of medical evidence to back it up. Simply, accepted wishful thinking. ...well, wished for by some. Perhaps some day we can just all be who we are, dress how we wish, express our true selves, and the rest of the world will be...
    GirlieSpirit GirlieSpirit 41-45, T 6 Responses Mar 17, 2011

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    Jesse Boy..

    I detest the binary. i love and care for many transgendered persons and know a few genderqueer people. They're some of the strongest i've ever met, and i admire them so much. I've always been comfortable being female, well aside from descrimated but i never thought of changing...
    paws615 paws615 16-17 3 Responses Aug 18, 2008

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    Non Binary Me

      I Detest the gender Binary because I don’t fit Because saying I’m Male means excluding Most of me. Saying I’m Female means excluding Most of me.   I’m Me & I’m both Gender Identities that do fit are Intergender Androgyne...
    kinkly kinkly 31-35 3 Responses Jul 28, 2008

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    Just Introducing Myself...

    I consider myself pansexual and polyamorous, [the actual orientation,] if any label.  I'm openminded to the possibility of varying degrees between 'straight' and 'gay' but, truthfully, I think that you just love whomever you love, and are attracted to whomever...
    MeMena MeMena 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 2, 2010

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    How Society Emasculates The Truth.

    I consider myself post gendered. Let me explain what I mean: I think that we should stop assigning roles to both genders. I Think we should let nature decide what’s masculine and what feminine, let god sorts it out. Not man. Physical gender is VERY binary. I maintain that...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 16, 2012

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    Why Is It When I Seek Attention Is Totally Me Doing What I Do But When A Woman Does It?

    she's shamed back and forth for it.All a woman has is her bubbly exteiror. if it breaks down people judge her.if a guy breaks down he's seen as sexy, everyone wants to know what's going thru my head.I'm showered with affection. but her? she has to be a tower of strength.This is...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Jul 14, 2012

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    See What My Little Brother Had to Say

    I just had to share this. I asked my 10 year old brother what he thought masculinity and femininity meant yesterday (yeah, I am of the opinion that you're never too young to think about things.) His answer: "I don't think they exist. They are just stereotypes...
    musicspirit musicspirit 16-17, F 6 Responses Apr 28, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Her - I wonder what our second date will be like, or when we get married, and how many kids we'll have.Him - Wow, this is really good ice cream.Is this really what they are...
    MaddietheGoalie MaddietheGoalie 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    i was here a while ago. i'm 15, boy, and still unable to talk to my mom about my possible trans-gender/sexuality. i told some of my close friends they were accepting(thank god...
    jennie323 jennie323 13-15, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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     i have been stuggling with gender identity for a while. I wanted to be a boy, then i wanted to be a girl. I LOVE wearing guy clothes and going by guy pronouns and a guy name...
    cigarettedaydreams0523 cigarettedaydreams0523 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I detest college for many reasons, but I won't get into all of them. I just want to say that when it comes to college aged women, I don't understand what's so special about them...
    Rain444 Rain444 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I tend to change genders a LOT and my appearance and voice could go either way, so no one really knows if I'm a boy or a girl haha.
    BennettStark BennettStark 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Just saw the Danish Girl yesterday, and although it had a tremendous emotional impact and was very psychological in some aspects, i feel like there was some awkwardness. And i mean...
    Noodlepudding666 Noodlepudding666 16-17, F Jan 31

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    a am 100% female. for those of you who don't exactly know what gender fluidity is and may think it's something else but sometimes I feel more masculine and sometimes I feel more...
    Kornisone Kornisone 26-30, F 13 Responses Jan 30

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    This is a NY Times article that I found a very good read. It's the closest dissertation that I have ever found that treats gender as non binary. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/12...
    JoanieNewHampshire JoanieNewHampshire 61-65, T 2 Responses Jan 28

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    maybe not mine, exactly, but i'm always confused about gender in general: i'm glad i was assigned as i was, but it's more of a matter of thinking it's the best fit. i often...
    astrifer astrifer 22-25, F Jan 27

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    Apparently I have some of both. I know you are obsessed with me, but I'm really not interested, so you need to move on already.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F Jan 27

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    Hi, my name is Peyton. I 've struggled my whole life with my gender and sexuality. Recently, I have realized that, even since a young age, I have always been attracted to anyone...
    SimpleSiezures SimpleSiezures 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    i am a guy basically but i kinda wish i was more female but still me like if i had breasts and curves but can still have my full facial hair if I want and also still be male down...
    PurpleMonkey34 PurpleMonkey34 22-25, M Jan 27

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    i hate gender stereotypes because in society if a girl acts like a girl and a boy acts like a boy everybody is fine with that but when a girl acts more like a guy they say why can...
    PurpleMonkey34 PurpleMonkey34 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    I have a 1 year old son. Everything I do is wrong to family, I can't get him cute snow boots because they are in the girl section. They were black, and the only reason the Dads...
    TellyLuv TellyLuv 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 26

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    Mostly male exploring my female remaining 100% heterosexual.
    Straightcdingmale Straightcdingmale 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    I have no clue what's going on here. I don't feel comfortable when being called 'female' but I also don't feel comfortable being called 'male'. Lately, on the internet, I've been...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 25

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    So I thought I was genderfluid but something is still so unsettling. I feel like I'm not right...something not right. I always believed I was a boy or that I was born in the wrong...
    ryuichibecca ryuichibecca 16-17 4 Responses Jan 25

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    I love and respect everyone regardless of whether you are black or white, male or female. I know that God created all of us equally and I don't feel that I am better than anyone...
    tiffany101402 tiffany101402 13-15, F Jan 24

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    There are people in this world who feels different than what their body was created for...and that's just fine with me. If you are a woman but feel like a man, then be a man. If...
    bluesky1223 bluesky1223 18-21, M Jan 22

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    i just joined the forum yesterday. I am transgender and support all gender non conforming people. I have been out for nearly eleven years. I have some wonderful friends and have...
    Gennee Gennee 66-70, T 4 Responses Jan 22

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    i don't know what gender i am..
    horrurs horrurs 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 22

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    this guy who's pinning after me doesn't know I'm genderfluid, though he isn't repeled by that sort of thing, I'm still worried to tell him. hope he isn't any if I have a guy day on...
    Montana1Tanner2 Montana1Tanner2 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    It is not my duty to be a mother or a housewife. It should be only my choice what to do with my life. It is sad that a true gender equality does not exist, even in the western...
    DiscoveringTheTruth DiscoveringTheTruth 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 21

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    I have dreams about being a dude sometimes...even ones where I have sex with women and it feels real lmao?? Past life memories maybe?
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F Jan 20

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    I've identified as genderfluid since I was 14 but now I feel slightly more male than usual.... I don't know what to identify as now... When I put on male clothes, I feel amazing...
    bulletinmyhead bulletinmyhead 16-17, T 2 Responses Jan 20