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I Detest the Gender Binary

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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 7 Responses Mar 17, 2011

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 3 Responses Mar 9, 2012

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    BlueCedarTree BlueCedarTree 46-50 Jun 8

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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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    Related Experiences

    Your Raw Score is: -345, which indicates that overall you are Androgynous Your appearance is Androgynous Your brain processes are mostly that of a Androgynous person. You appear...
    B2ST B2ST 16-17, M 5 hrs ago

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    I don't think I detest these people. I pity them more than anything because their behavior prevents them from living life to the fullest.
    indigo286 indigo286 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    I'm pansexual, I am capable of loving any gender. I also tend to fall in love for personality, not just looks. I'm capable of bring sexually attracted to someone with just a...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    Agender, struggle is real. I dressed in gender neutral stuff for years, mostly men's clothes. Now I don't put much effort into what I wear. I will wear a tutu and a hoody of its...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I didn't realize that there are people who think this is an idea that should be propagated. Children are not gender neutral: they're born with a gender, therefore they're not...
    LifeDispenser LifeDispenser 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 11

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    I was a girl until the end of my childhood, then the whole "female" spectrum didn't feel right. I experimented with being "male" but it didn't feel right either. It felt like I was...
    Hakbae Hakbae 18-21, T 1 Response Sep 6

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    I came across this term about a week ago, and I think it might have been my "aha!" moment. I've been trying to find myself lately, and a lot of mornings I wake up and I feel like...
    laurynnm43 laurynnm43 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 17

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    I don't understand why boys and girls can't be best friends without everybody thinking that something's going on. It's really annoying. There's nothin wrong with having a best...
    Brokenheart06 Brokenheart06 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    The Title of this group sort of explains it all :) I have a lot of issues with gender identity, and right now I am settled on fluid, but I am still not sure if that is right...
    WidowedNerdyNurse WidowedNerdyNurse 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 7

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    S.A.G.E. Test Results: Your Raw Score is: 325, which indicates that overall you are Androgynous. Your appearance is Masculine. Your brain processes are mostly that of a Androgynous...
    deborahbrown deborahbrown 56-60, M a week ago

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    Why does a girl “throw like a girl”? Well, if indeed she does actually throw less efficiently than her male counterpart (and let’s make no assumptions here, lest the...
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Ever since I realized I was genderfluid, I felt so much more peaceful. It really helped me to have an inner peace, I feel this way even though I have told no one.
    Aquatack Aquatack 16-17, T 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Thought provoking. Any feedback? http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/when-no-gender-fits-a-quest-to-be-seen-as-just-a-person/2014/09/20/1ab21e6e-2c7b-11e4-994d...
    tvCorinne tvCorinne 51-55, T 1 Response 6 days ago

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    and cause confusion, sorry guy's I am definetly straight lols
    strikeslucky strikeslucky 56-60, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    One of the creepiest messages I've ever received.
    Savone52798 Savone52798 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    Talk to me all you want. Just don't say you wanna rape me and eat my liver for dinner.
    Tigerlily53 Tigerlily53 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    I apologize in advance for the long post. My MIL has never been close with my husband or myself. We got married two years ago, and at that time she was with her sixth boyfriend in...
    ihatepam ihatepam 31-35, F Sep 2

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    People seriously need to consider the damage they do to people by pretending to be someone else when the friendship carries on for a good length of time especially. Its also sick...
    debs73 debs73 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I'm foreign in UK, therefore everyone classes me to be different. I walk in the street and someone may say "hello calling from O2 services?" I'm not even from Asian countries with...
    AnonymousTony AnonymousTony 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 6

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    Why???? Sometimes we are nice. Come on!
    discovery5 discovery5 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    Ok, so you're a hypocrite? ******* things like this..
    TheAmazingSpiderJoe TheAmazingSpiderJoe 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    Ok I'm not stupid at all! I see on your activity OLD man that you are only adding 13-15 year old girls and I know they all didn't magically add you because you seem interesting. So...
    marilynnrox marilynnrox 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    67% female, 33% male little lower than I thought but not surprising seeing as how I love dressing as a women.
    sissymichelle6996 sissymichelle6996 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    I've only came across the term this week, so I don't know that much about it. But I felt like I could relate to it. I'm biologically a girl, and sometimes I feel like one but...
    faithandfree faithandfree 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    Well I'm transgender and came out to my parents 2 weeks ago, but now I can't talk to my mother without her looking at me like I'm some sort of freak... And she won't even talk to...
    TrulyAGirl TrulyAGirl 13-15, T 5 Responses Sep 3

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    Who asked to be like this? Sigh.
    Shyguycd Shyguycd 51-55 4 Responses Sep 5

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    It would really be an oddity to be reminded until the latest posterities.
    psycopower90 psycopower90 22-25, M Sep 7

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    danny, known him for about 8 years; we've learned so much from each other. he is know like a part of the family. i absolutely love him...hes like a third brother to me, everyone...
    JenZ10 JenZ10 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    Jacob! XD I love that guy. Lol It always confuses me when people say a guy and a girl can't be "just friends" because one of them will catch feeling for the other. Seriously...
    ChanelLove12 ChanelLove12 16-17, F Sep 8

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    im Your Brain is 73% Female, 27% Male :) happy with that
    devonbicd devonbicd 31-35 Sep 8

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    So ages ago I posted a story of how Helen embarrassed me. This is how I got my revenge... A few weeks after the first incident, Helen and I where home alone hanging out at her...
    TedMosby123 TedMosby123 18-21, M Sep 9

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    For me it might be a defense mechanism, seeing as how I equate masculinity with safety and security and am a somewhat anxious person, but like clockwork whenever I am feeling...
    abaddonsAdvocate abaddonsAdvocate 16-17, F Sep 9