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I Detest the Gender Binary

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 207 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Did A Youtube Video

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

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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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    Related Experiences

    i have been confused about my gender for awhile now, i have never actually felt like a guy I always feel very feminine I dont know what to think
    FabulousMisha101 FabulousMisha101 13-15, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    (Preparing for feminist attacks) In my opinion there is no such thing as a superior gender and both male and female though different are the 'same' if you get my drift, I like to...
    SpiritOfOrpheus SpiritOfOrpheus 16-17, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I always felt like I'm not completely satisfied with being a girl. Sometimes I acted girly, sometimes I never found a girl in myself. Today is the first day that I feel like myself...
    Yunocorn Yunocorn 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    i understand how sometimes women are treated unfairly like in jobs, men are paid more and women are expected to this and that and not act masculine. Women can be who they want and...
    GalacticDaniel GalacticDaniel 16-17, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    One thing I get sick of is people assuming gender without asking, and people assuming sexuality without looking/asking. So for me, and maybe or maybe not others it happens a lot...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21 4 days ago

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    I love love, what I wear outside my body is not relevant to my genetalia. I choose not to wear clothes that scream i am female or I am male. I am uncomfortable with gender...
    Earthdaughter Earthdaughter 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I'm Abbie, otherwise known as Donnie. I realised I was pansexual when I was 13 after hearing about it on Catfish. All my family have been very accepting of it so i was lucky...
    abbiecinnamon abbiecinnamon 16-17 1 Response 5 days ago

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    umm so this is uh my first post so I'm uh genderfluid. I was born male but but I've always felt weird. I've always felt like a boy but also something else. at one point in time I...
    shiveredwolf23 shiveredwolf23 18-21, T 5 days ago

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    I finally told my grandma that I wanted my hair cut short and that I was gender fluid. She was nervous but she said she supports me. Yay.
    EmmaTheMusicFreak EmmaTheMusicFreak 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was born as a male, but sometimes I am confused about my gender identity. I don't feel comfortable having a sex change, but I just don't imagine myself being a man when I get...
    PersonManPersonMan PersonManPersonMan 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    I love being gender fluid tbh. I get to experience both sides of life. I like being able to be a girl one day then be a boy the next day. Just feels right to me
    sailorindigo sailorindigo 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I don't think there are two genders. I have a feeling it might be a spectrum. I was born a female, but don't quite feel like a girl or a boy. I dress androgynously but sometimes...
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 16-17, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I was born a man, I sometimes feel manly, sometimes I feel girly, sometimes I feel neutral idk what to do. I think I might be gender fluid :S
    riverapon357 riverapon357 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 27

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    I too have always felt that I am female. I freaked out my wife by going to see a sex change counsellor once. Our relationship was hit badly however it has now nearly recovered...
    dommac dommac 46-50, M Jul 27

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    I'm a biological female, who is in love with a Transgender girl, who has not transitioned yet. for a long time, I thought I was transgender, and wanted to be masculine, but now I...
    oliviairene47 oliviairene47 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    That is my ideal atleast, something I want to keep in mind. By gender I dont really mean gender stereotypes and such, but just my body and that I am a male by all accounts...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Jul 24

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    I don't exactly know sooooo here's a bunny but SERIOSLY I don't know my gender
    Andersander Andersander 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 23

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    13 month waiting list to start gender counselling 😫
    abbieapple abbieapple 41-45, T Jul 23

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    I was 60% female, 40% male. I don't know whether that tells me very much though.
    SerenityCD SerenityCD 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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    "You are not alone" Because i am alone. I am alone 23hours and 30 minutes every day! I have been alone for 9 years!! All i know in life is what being alone feels like!!!!!!
    PureBlueLight PureBlueLight 26-30, M Jul 21

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    I first I thought I was transgender but then my friends helped me realize that I am Genderfluid.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 21

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    79% Female - 21% Male, Im not surprised by this at all
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 21

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    80% female 20% male Your brain leans female. You think with your heart, not your head. Sweet and considerate, you are a giver. But you're tough enough not to let anyone take...
    GirlyLisaTG GirlyLisaTG 26-30, T 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I would love being the opposite gender forever. Being a boy is so much easier than being a girl. I wish I was a boy :/ xC
    cute4me cute4me 16-17, T 1 Response Jul 21

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    I am proud of who i am i just want to be me just Luka
    Lokisvixen Lokisvixen 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Hello there i am Michael/Kaitlynn and most of my life i have just considered myself a cross dresser but more recently as i have have looked around on tumblr and learned more about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 19

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