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I Detest the Gender Binary

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Did A Youtube Video

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

    Dear gods this is true!! Gender is not binary in any way!!
    Abilohman Abilohman 26-30 1 Response Aug 21

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    I've come to understand that gender is a social construct. I consider myself genderfluid
    AndroTaylor AndroTaylor 18-21 Aug 21

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    If you haven’t read Every Day by David Levithan, I’d highly recommend it. It’s narrated by A, who is seemingly non-binary.
    InhuldibleCrelk InhuldibleCrelk 36-40 Aug 29

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    If you haven’t read Every Day by David Levithan, I’d highly recommend it. It’s narrated by A, who is seemingly non-binary.
    InhuldibleCrelk InhuldibleCrelk 36-40 Aug 29

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    If you haven’t read Every Day by David Levithan, I’d highly recommend it. It’s narrated by A, who is seemingly non-binary.
    InhuldibleCrelk InhuldibleCrelk 36-40 Aug 29

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    wilson203 wilson203 26-30, M Aug 28

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    If you haven’t read "Every Day" by David Levithan, I’d highly recommend it. It’s narrated by A, who is seemingly non-binary.
    InhuldibleCrelk InhuldibleCrelk 36-40 Aug 29

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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 a week ago

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    genderfluid? no, you misunderstood me. i am gender fluid. *melts into a puddle of liquified gender*
    InhuldibleCrelk InhuldibleCrelk 36-40 4 Responses Aug 22

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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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    My ex girlfriend still calls me a lesbian woman even though I was very clear with her that I'm bisexual and genderqueer. You would think she could maybe understand, given the fact...
    teawithharry teawithharry 18-21, T Aug 23

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    I am really tired of being labeled a cross dresser. There is nothing wrong with wanting to cross dress, if that is your thing. But seriously… I do not cross dress. My gender...
    InhuldibleCrelk InhuldibleCrelk 36-40 5 Responses Aug 23

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    My gender? That will be for you to decide, I don't mind either one really and I don't really care enough to pick a gender tag.
    Although Although 13-15 3 Responses Aug 25

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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 2 days ago

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    I found freedom in my own genderfluid life so of course I support everyone else. Just be who or what you want
    AndroTaylor AndroTaylor 18-21 3 Responses Aug 21

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    Why do some people immediately ask what is your gender? It is as if people are animals whose greetings are smelling on another's back sides to simply say Hello? Do you speak or...
    Moca2014 Moca2014 26-30 1 Response Aug 25

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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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    The only person who can determine what labels and identities are valid and applicable to you is yourself. Don't ever let someone try to question or erase your identity. You deserve...
    InhuldibleCrelk InhuldibleCrelk 36-40 1 Response Aug 21

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    Another one I blocked has opened another account with a similar name and sent me a friend request.I blocked him again,
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    sure thing its such a stupid thing to say when women have proven their mettle in all fields ///
    romell romell 36-40, M Aug 22

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    There are two types of people on welfare: those who just leach off the system for free money on the taxpayer dime, which I retch at thinking my tax dollars I worked to earn are...
    chubbystringbean chubbystringbean 22-25, M Aug 29

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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 4 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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