• It exists in a sense.

    Gender does exist physically, obviously, in that women can reproduce, men are stronger, women have more fat content, men have more jagged features, etc. But emotionally, it does not exist to the extent we like to believe. For example, a woman can have masculine traits, which is seen as strange to most as is a man with feminine traits. But if a person has both masculine and feminine traits, are they a certain "gender" emotionally? The more I think about it, the more I have come to think that gender only exists in a physical sense.

  • What kind of insane premise is this?

    Gender is physically defined by your genetic makeup. A man can no more claim to be physically a woman than an African American can claim to be an Asian. Men and women are physically biologically two different things, anyone who disagrees is a complete ignoramus.

    What a bunch of nonsense.

  • Yes. It is a physical reality. Not a moral dilemma. It is also not a state of mind.

    Gender roles are one thing. Actual gender is another. Gender is the physical reality of an individual's reproductive system. Therefore, one can have one gender or another, no gender at all or both. All of this presupposes the existence of gender.

    Gender is a functional distinction to make (medically at the very least) and is completely separate from sexual preference, ideology and any other social construct that might be placed upon one gender or another.

  • But it's completely fluid!

    Oftentimes, individuals find solace in acknowledging their gender, and that's beautiful! Some individuals find that they are all genders, all the time. That's great! You rock that dress and beard! Some individuals find that they don't have a gender at all. Awesome! Challenge gender roles, wear your binder with pride!

    Gender is real, depending on your point of view. It's important to some, but only that individual gets the choice of their gender. One shouldn't look at an individual with a penis and declare, "Boy." Nor should they look at an individual with a vagina and declare, "Girl."

  • Gender is Socially Constructed.

    Gender is a socially constructed category that is used to define the difference between men and women within a society. Within North American society, we have an expectation of how men should behave and how women should behave. This varies from culture to culture and changes over time. Gender is not static but ever changing and adapting to society's needs and desires at the time. What is masculine and what is feminine are defined by Gender.

    For example, women used to stay at home while now they are more women in the workforce. Another strong example is what the sentence "Be a man" means to society. Often by stating to 'be a man', you are enforcing certain gender expectations. "Be a man" has less to do with biology and more to do with how one behaves.

  • Yes. It is not exactly binary.

    At the simplest forms there the males (who can impregnate) and females (who can become pregnant), which is determined by sex chromosomes. There are also roles and behaviors associated by the identities that may not match the the birth gender. There are a variety of possibilities combining the chromosomes and how they are expressed, this is termed intersex. So in a simplistic answer there are males and females with some overlap. Up to 1% of live births can be deemed intersex. Gender identity is determined mostly by the preference of the individual.

  • Quit enforcing your opinion on us

    Many people these days feel like the opinion of a heterosexual, cis, or white person is invalid. Just because you feel that gender doesn't exist, quit forcing us to believe that. Just because you are gender dysphoric, doesn't mean we all are. Not to mention the fact that just because a man is somewhat feminine, doesn't mean his penis magically turns into a vagina.

  • Quit enforcing your opinion on us

    Many people these days feel like the opinion of a heterosexual, cis, or white person is invalid. Just because you feel that gender doesn't exist, quit forcing us to believe that. Just because you are gender dysphoric, doesn't mean we all are. Not to mention the fact that just because a man is somewhat feminine, doesn't mean his penis magically turns into a vagina.

  • By definition, whether you like it or not

    Is there some confusion on what the term 'exist' means...?

    In the strictest sense, it is the state of being male or female. This is a simple fact. Even if you look at it from a roles and identity perspective, and how the trappings of gender are socially constructed, it still exists. These roles and identities are descriptive, not prescriptive, but to say that an observable biological and sociological phenomenon doesn't exist seems kind of nonsensical, doesn't it...?

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  • How can we identify as a gender if gender itself is based on stereotypes?

    Gender does not exist because it is based on untrue stereotypes. If those stereotypes are false, can we even feel gender? 'Feeling' gender is an absurd concept. I believe gender does not exist because we cannot feel it and everything that defines 'gender' is just an outdated stereotype. We simply are born male or female and there is no gender, just biological sex.

  • There's no gender

    SCIENTIFIC fact proves there is far more than the 2 conventionally-believed genders. Humans, as well as some other organisms, can have a chromosomal arrangement that is contrary to their phenotype; for example, XX males or XY females and there are also other types:
    I think the action of caring and respect is more needed than segregation among human beings.

  • It's an outdated, sexist idea

    There is no gender. There is sex (female, male, etc.) but it's rediculous to think that one can "identify" as a single sex. We are all the same, the only differences between men and women are physical. It's sexist to assume that you can identify as one or the other, because that's implying that each one has to act a certain way. Don't get me wrong, a man can want to be a woman and vice versa, but that's a male WANTING TO BE a female. He is still a male until he becomes a female through surgery. A man can love to dress in women's clothing and play with dolls and go to the women's bathroom, but he is still a male. It doesn't matter what he likes, because there's no such thing as "girl things" and "guy things". Again, it's a sexist idea. Dollhouses can be used by both sexes, same thing goes with football. So it's rediculous to think you can "identify" with a single one. We are all the same. We are all humans with different anatomy. We are a single type of organism, not two different ones.

  • It "exists" for all the wrong reasons.

    Gender is a system of shaming people for not fitting into two separate categories. Gender is separate from sex, which must be explicitly noted. All humans are incredibly different mentally, therefore they should not fit into two arbitrary groups based on their genitalia. Noting the differences of gender harms social progress by limiting those to irrelevant physical factors instead of focusing on important mental achievement present in both sexes. Gender should not exist as it is a faulty human conception.

  • Nope, there's only sex.

    Gender is a social construct, popularized in the 20th century as another term of sex, and the mental state of the different sexes. The notion that there's no such thing as biological sex is ridiculous, as a man claiming to be a woman is no more ridiculous than a year and 100% Caucasian guy claiming that he's Hispanic. The recent notion of "trans" only applies to those who have made a physical transition (hence the term) from one sex to another via surgery, not to special snowflakes trying too hard to be unique in a misguided attempt to find themselves.

  • Think about this...

    What actions can be considered masculine, and what actions can be considered feminine? If people believe that women can do things that men do and men can do the things that women do, then how would you know that a certain action is masculine or feminine? Where would you base the idea that the certain action, or trait, should be called feminine, or masculine?

  • Gender Theory creates what it wants to destroy.

    There is something I want to call a biological gender.
    It is based on the combination of two chromosomes (XX or XY). There are exceptions but these are pretty rare.

    Though, I do not appreciate the idea of a social gender. This type of gender means: "If you behave like a woman, you are a woman. If you behave like a man, you are man".
    This may seem very tolerant at first, but thinking about this, it would that men and women ARE different in their behavior and that there is a gender specific behavior. This attitude leads to sexism, believing that humans can be put into boxes from the society.

    If a boy likes dolls, he is in my opinion still a boy.
    If a girl likes cars, she is imo still a girl.
    Saying something else is sexistic.

  • Gender is merely a tool of the hegemony

    Gender is merely a term for a grouping of social stereotypes and expectations that are used to enforce gender roles on the sexes. The sad thing is that the recent "gender revolution" which recognises scores of "different genders" is just a way in which society is trying to enforce gender roles to the point that if your sex doesn't "match" the gender stereotype then you are driven to self mutilation so that your body will conform to these stereotypes...I.E. Feminine men/masculine women are told they are "trans" and must "transition" or "dress" as the opposite sex to be accepted for who they are. This is imply a new kind of violence oppressing human beings to get them to conform to gender roles. Gender should be abolished completely. I think this gender revolution will eventually collapse under its own weight because each person has a unique identity which cannot be put in a "gender box" and be totally free. Freedom to live as we are only comes when gender is recognised for the tool of oppression that it us and consigned to history.

  • Both gender and sex are social constructs

    I believev that gender does not exist because the reason that some people behave, like some things, feel, is simply somee bullshit stereotypes created by the patriarchal system itself. As for sex, when you are born, the doctors determine your gender by the lenght of your penis/clitoris, therefore, making this notion totally constructed as well. Also you can change your biological sex through hormones and some people can have as an example female sex genes while being male.

  • Gender is a social construct.

    It's supposed to be an identity, or label. But people confuse it with sex, which is based on chromosomes. It sucks, but just know in a few hundred years, it probably will be long gone. Though I envy anyone brave enough to not label themself, this is a good sign, possibly showing signs that humans are becoming more accepting, and peaceful.

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