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I Detest the Gender Binary

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 184 People

    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    BlueCedarTree BlueCedarTree 46-50 Jun 8

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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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    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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    Did A Youtube Video

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

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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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Being born female, but genderfluid, I generally feel like the 'wrong' stereotypes are pushed on me. Sometimes I just want to scream at people to **** off, because the only person...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude 31-35 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I have been out, publicly, as non-binary, for over a month now and most people are still misgendering me or simply acting like I've not come out.
    lawlietkeehl lawlietkeehl 22-25, T Dec 9

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    One day I'll have options other than story for EP as not everything is one but anyway I firmly believe a persons physical build as a male or female does not of itself have anything...
    Joanne0chan Joanne0chan 31-35 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    So Many Shades of Gray - in a world that demands black and white. I spent most of the first 30 years of my life totally confused about my gender and sexual preference. I was...
    AlbertSAT AlbertSAT 66-70, M 4 Responses Nov 21

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    How could I not be? They face unimaginable discrimination.... and it breaks my heart. These are ******* people, but society is so woefully far behind. To be born with a mind...
    effervescence effervescence 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 23

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    Well, I suppose I'm writing this hoping to reach out to someone else. Sometimes being myself is scary. Especially because I care too much about what the people around me think. I...
    PeterPansexual PeterPansexual 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    Yes to comfort. It has been my experience that skirts and dresses are so much more comfortable than pants and shorts. However, as a man they are not accepted as men's wear. So...
    Adam59 Adam59 56-60, M Nov 19

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    Yes I believe in gender equality. Men are human males. Women are human false. Both are human. Both have emotions, cares, concerns, and desires. Both have equal rights. We have said...
    Adam59 Adam59 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 22

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    I've always been a "tomboy" I guess. I was sexually molester at the age of 7-8 by a boy child on child molestation, At age 11. Then 15. And I used to pretend to be trans because of...
    K1PST3R K1PST3R 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 6

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    Is referring to yourself while being gender queer as "they " the only way to do it other than "z " or. "ZE "? As in , your friend that happens to be gender queer us coming over to...
    ArtsyFaerie32 ArtsyFaerie32 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    Every time I think about gender equality I think about an imaginary conversation between a man and a woman, where he asks her what she's good at? And she says well, I can take...
    hpesoj88 hpesoj88 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    I love being female so I wouldn't switch genders. Would you?
    liajip liajip 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 23

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    I often think about this, but I would only switch if I could switch back and forth depending on my mood. I know and can see there are benefits and disadvantages to being male and...
    Freja14 Freja14 31-35, T 4 Responses Nov 23

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    I currently identify as genderqueer, but sometimes I get really upset over having been born a girl. I've been imagining myself as a guy a lot recently and I feel like I would be...
    beingbrye beingbrye 22-25, T 3 Responses Nov 24

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    Doesn't matter what sex or sexuality you claim. Tranz-genders especially, I support you all. Your all my brothers and sisters. I could care less what you think you are as long as...
    silverthewulf silverthewulf 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 29

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    How do I deal with being genderfluid? I can't wear dresses because I hate them, and that's the least of my issues. My mother won't tolerate "difference". My father is a Christian...
    FynnEvian FynnEvian 16-17, F Nov 30

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    I was born a female but consider myself genderless. The only thing that gives me away is my high pitched voice:/ but I'm very pleased, I looked very nutural with my flannel shirt...
    DorchaCraven DorchaCraven 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 1

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    My age range says 13-15, if you're, say, 30, you should NOT be asking for photos. I don't mind talking with older people on this site or over Skype, but stop trying to get personal...
    skeletorn skeletorn 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 18

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    I'm white, but I hate racism. There is really no point to it. Everyone is the same, whether they have black skin, white skin, are Asian or even gay. Racism is idiotic.
    LopsidedLollipop LopsidedLollipop 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    Yesterday, at lunch, my friends and I were talking about Pokémon. It's not an unfamiliar topic at our table. My friend Andrew was asking me what type of Pokémon I was. I said "I...
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 4

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    EP USER VILLAVUKA IS BIG LIAR JUST AS HIS CRAZY ***** BLACK MOTHER!!!
    Bergenbabe Bergenbabe 36-40, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    VillaVuka is BIG LIAR!!! He say "Most people get arrested for the first time in their teens for dumb things like Underage Possesions. I was arrested for the first time aged...
    Bergenbabe Bergenbabe 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    No. I don't care. What's a fake profile anyway :P Get over it
    Stufy Stufy 46-50 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    The way I look at it way be in box called an stereotype,In which,I'm in in an box nor do i go labels or streotypes . I"m enjoy being myself in which erases all the above.
    jamieso jamieso 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 19

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    I am a 16 year old male and i would like to talk to some people my age or around it to get advice and just talk. Any one is welcome to contact me but id prefer you arent to old. c...
    VanessaAnnMarie VanessaAnnMarie 16-17, M 4 Responses Nov 19

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    Let us support all human beings and be an Ally for those who suffer. Do not except mistreatment to anyone. Do not engage in jokes or ridicule. Let people be who they are and let...
    Femmeheartsoul Femmeheartsoul 36-40, F 6 Responses Nov 20

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    story of my life... I don't know why but I lost my confidence long ago
    9caliber 9caliber 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 20

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    Tumz your really amazing :) you always make me smile and I feel like I can be myself around you I would do anything for you and I know you would do the same for me I love how we...
    Youareallbeautiful Youareallbeautiful 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    One of my closest friends is transexual (pre op) and she is one of the most kind people I have ever known. :)
    baibelz baibelz 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    They deserve rights too, and I'll stand by them 100%.
    themaskhero themaskhero 18-21, M Nov 21

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