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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I don't know if I want to call myself genderfluid or trigender. On some (read: most) days I'm 100% female. On other days I feel like something in between female and male. On other...
    Colourfi Colourfi 13-15, T Apr 28

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    Sending out love to all transgender and genderqueer people. This world is full of hate and narrow minded people, but it's awesome to see that slowly changing. People are gradually...
    molliee151 molliee151 22-25, F 2 Responses 47 mins ago

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    For years I have struggled with trying to search or seek out exactly what I am. I love being a boy but even at a young age I was drawn to feminine things. I think we all started...
    bethluvshose bethluvshose 31-35 3 Responses May 10

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    I don't identify as any true gender, I'm really no gender. Some days I choose to dress and act as a male, others a female. And days like today I feel neither gender, just purely...
    bbybleu bbybleu 16-17, F 3 Responses May 11

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    Had an argument with my Mum today about gender pronouns. I have two friends who are having surgery and hormones to become more masculine. My Mum was complaining about this because...
    irononmylips irononmylips 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 28

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    I'm a grey-asexual demiromantic pansexual. Oh yeah, I'm also gender fluid. I really don't know how it came to be. In grade five, I couldn't identify my feelings for another female...
    Moontwine Moontwine 16-17, F May 11

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    actually I've never been confused about what gender I was, I just never really cared until lately :P I've always been and always will be a girl, a very girly girl too. like I said...
    PrincessIKairi PrincessIKairi 18-21, T 1 Response May 11

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    i feel like females are always like, "boys/men do this and this and this and they're a*sholes/stupid/liars/cheaters/only ever have one thing on their mind." I hear women complain...
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 2 Responses May 12

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    I'm gender neutral. I don't quite feel like a boy or a girl. I don't like to identify if I'm male or female (epically on sites like this, or anonymous ones where you have that...
    hellokitty206 hellokitty206 18-21 2 days ago

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    Every day I go back and forth between being content as I am in my everydaylife as a man, who is just a bit different from time to time, and feeling like I am not who I feel like...
    Lydia93 Lydia93 18-21, T 2 Responses Apr 27

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    Well I do . When I see questions that are posted without gender I'm not sure how to answer. so I scroll by and just ignore
    Germancowboy Germancowboy 56-60, M Apr 28

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    I just can't stand when people call transgenders "it's" or "he-she" or "she males". They have a pronoun (or maybe none at all) that they would like to be called. If you're unsure...
    HelloLovelyPerson HelloLovelyPerson 18-21, F 11 Responses Apr 29

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    Hi there. Posting this needed a bit of preparation on my part, i'm not really used to being open about this sort of thing so heres goes. I was born a male and I had a pretty...
    JohnnyWhisper JohnnyWhisper 18-21 1 Response Apr 30

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    Came out today as Genderfluid/Lesibian today. I just had one negative comment and that was it. Love being out now. I wore girls jeans, panties and a bra to work yesterday and no...
    RachelHill RachelHill 26-30 May 6

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    I am a Borderline Personality. I had always identified as transgendered, although I feel like I fell out of that a few years ago. I think I'm two-spirited (I'd never educated...
    grindhound grindhound 22-25, T 2 Responses May 12

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    I recently have not been feeling like my self.Felt different emotions...not like happy or sad. But different about girls. I am a male and even though I'm a male I haven't quite...
    Socially2awkward Socially2awkward 18-21 May 15

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    I'm going to rewrite my coming out letter to my parents and at the end of it I'm going to write this lady's name and number down. I'm so excited she specializes in teens and gender...
    kloudkat kloudkat 16-17, T May 18

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    This is quite funny but most of my opposite gender best friends' names contain 'Steve' in it; a lot of Stevens and Stephens and one Stefanus some Steves some Stephan one Stefano. I...
    ariettaxsydney ariettaxsydney 18-21, F 1 Response May 19

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    I've never really related to either gender specifically, always wanted to jump back and forth. I'm happy to be called a boy or girl and both names are acceptable. I've crossdressed...
    lolliepop1988 lolliepop1988 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I have a best friend who I am extremely grateful for and have been friends with for around four years. But, he is a guy, and we hang out allllll the time, which makes everyone...
    bradfordbadboi1 bradfordbadboi1 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Lately I feel a strong desire to try to pursue testosterone injections. I've seen bodies of trans-men and I can't help but think that's what I want to look like. Last year, I...
    AlleywayGospel AlleywayGospel 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    As a long time observer of natural phenomena I have noted how each species of animal governs itself and regenerates itself. If you take two different herd animals cows and horses...
    HippyJoe HippyJoe 56-60, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    i'm a female by birth but feel like a guy sometimes. other times though i'll feel very much a girl. i suspect i might be genderfluid but i honestly have no idea who i am
    blacksunzenith blacksunzenith 22-25 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Buying a binder soon but for those who have one, is it safe for me to wear it to work?
    mxsable mxsable 18-21, T 2 Responses May 1

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    It makes me so happy that this is a group
    messedupmemories messedupmemories 13-15, T May 11

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    "i don't understand your pronouns... its really difficult for meeeeee. it doesn't make grammatical sense. can't i just call you 'she'?" uuuuuuurgh -_-
    L382 L382 22-25, T 6 days ago

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