While I'm not denying being transgender, i.e. the sex of the brain and body not matching up, is real, it's this "non-binary" stuff that makes me skeptical because there simply isn't enough science to back it up. Humans are a sexually dimorphic species; the only case of there being an "in-between" is when someone is intersex, but that happens in the womb when something goes wrong with the hormones and/or chromosomes, and is extremely rare so is better off being treated as the exception rather than the rule.
There are also so many terms being made up (demigender, agender, magigender etc.) that are really just used to define the level of masculinity/femininity in the way an individual expresses themself. Because everyone experiences their gender/sex differently, wouldn't this mean EVERYONE has their own gender, making these labels useless? On top of that, I see these labels being exclusively used by younger people. Older people don't bother because they understand that being who they are does NOT require a label, it just is. We live in an age where women can become doctors and lawyers and men can stay home and care for children. If a man wants to be a stay-at-home dad it doesn't make him any less of a man, nor does it make a woman who wants to become a doctor or lawyer or join the army any less of a woman.
Basically all the made-up gender labels are used to describe an individual's quirks and style, and equating them to being transgender which is an actual diagnosable medical condition makes that label useless as well.
Liking to play sports doesn't make you less of a girl, and wanting to dress up doesn't make you less of a boy. So many people think that gender is based on their personality or tastes, but it is just a biological and mental state. The cause of these new gender terms if that young people feel the need to define and label themselves. Everyone is different, just accept that.
I do believe in male and female, and all the things in between, but not every little step is a new gender. There's just too much nowadays. Otherkin, agender, demi-gender, gendr-fluid, queer, transgender (not made up), all the other made up crap.
Everyone is just trying to be some kind of special snowflake
Young people are being too permissive about gender identity. It is not natural for people to be able to change their sex as easily as it has become in recent years. People should be happy with their natural endowments, and they should not be permitted to have a sex change.
Yes, I believe the newer generations are blurring the lines between gender identity They don't seem to have the need to be locked into any of the traditional roles that previous generations lived by. The newer generations are open to single parenting, same sex parenting, and transgender parenting. They accept alternative lifestyles.
Male and female genders, are not the only ones out there, and maybe we're just growing more comfortable about this idea. It is possible to be genderfluid, meaning one day you feel as a girl, one day you may feel as a boy, or somedays you might be both or niether! Non binary folks just don't have a gender identity. Keep in mind that gender ad sex is different. Your sex is what genitals you have, and your gender is what you feel or are sure of, you are. I knew I was a boy when I was 2. Im trans, fully out.
Human beings are very complicated. In our time, the issue of gay marriage continues to polarize the country. Go back 150 years, and African American men gained the right to vote. It took another 50 for women to gain the vote. The further back you go, the more you will find that certain groups of people were denied rights or discriminated against. As the human species marches on, we continue to fight and kill one another, but more and more we see each other as equals. Wars today are fought more over idealologies than skin color. So it goes with gender. As the differences between us begin to matter less and less, people become more free to express who they are. As homosexuality becomes more excepted, more people with even less conventional sexual preferences become free to live more in the open. I think as time passes this will only continue. In other words, gender identity has always been very complicated and diverse, and there have always been people who were not satisfied with their gender, but they simply didn't live in a society where they could express it. It is societal progress that they now feel they can.
Newer generations are not blurring too many lines when it comes to gender identity. People have the right to identify themselves in whatever way they feel comfortable. It doesn't matter what people call themselves, it matters what kind of person they are on the inside. If labeling themselves in a certain manner makes them feel better about themselves, why should we stand in the way of that?