Gender is simple, Either you have male organs or female organs. Just because some people say they are diffrent dosent mean we have to recognise this. I can identify as a chicken for example but i can't fully be one because i don't know what it is like to be one. People who misgender hurt their feelings but facts don't care about your feelings. Thats just my opinion
Yes, I am aware that intersex is a real condition. (if you’ve never heard of it, It’s when you have an XXY chromosome instead of XX or XY. ) however the number of people with this condition is so small (and most of them prefer being referred to as exclusively male or female anyway) that there isn’t a need to establish a new category for them
It’s just biological facts. There are 2 genders and there is no argument about it. There is no “gender neutral”. If you male and want to be female you can be female, Identify as female but biologically be male. There is no actual way to change gender. Even as cosmetic surgery becomes more popular, It is not to the part where we can fundamentally change the brain.
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It's absolutely dumb in my opinion that a man thinks he can put on a dress and a makeup and say he's a women and vice versa. If you have a wang you're a dude, If not your a women. What people don't understand nowadays is that it's not all about how you feel, It's wrong to be transgender and that's fact!
Gender is not disconnected from sex. The idea that gender and sex are malleable is not true, But if you are going to dictate that the idea men are women and women are men, No, That is not true. If I redefine our terms, Such as if I say you're a moose are you suddenly a moose?
You are born male or female and that can't change no matter what you say humans can only be male or female and that is scientifically proven. There never has been anything but male or female before and it should stay that way because they are the only 2 genders
In the test of time, There is never been an additional gender because there is no need to be such one or more As we can not think there is more Than two genders. Fact is, It would technically be a mental disorder for someone to assume they are something they are not. Simple anatomy and biology
Although I believe that everyone should be respectful of everyone else no matter if they agree with them or not, There are only two genders. I know that sex and gender are separate things, And I believe that identifying as male when you were born with female genitalia and vice versa is valid. These things are scientifically proven, As is the fact that intersex people exist. However, Intersex people are an anomaly and the physical characteristics of intersex people vary so much that you cannot classify them as a whole separate gender, Just as you would not classify those born with an extra finger or toe as a separate species even though their physical traits are slightly different. As for people who are not intersex and feel the need to classify themselves as a gender other than male or female, I would respectfully disagree. I think that if you feel more masculine than feminine and are a woman, That’s just your personality and you do not need to change your pronouns for this. I also think that the whole idea of feeling masculine and feminine are just stereotypes, So really, You’re being a hypocrite if you think you need to call yourself non binary or gender-fluid just because your interests or feelings differ from time to time. When it comes to being transgender, You either have body dysmorphia, An actual condition, Or you are just thinking about stereotypes and aren’t actually transgender.
So, The whole "i identity as. . . " is, A statement that's based on feeling. You can't take what you feel, And put it as what you are. I feel sad so do I identify as sad? Yes you are a sad person but it isn't something to be written in the documents, And you can be happy sometimes, Here comes the second issue. The feelings of people change, So do their beliefs, Opinions and so on, It is to risky to give something as important as identity to a human, To a changing mind. Act as what gender you think you are, But you aren't that, If you want to act like a captain crunch cereal box knock yourself out, But you are a female if you were born with a vagina and a male if you were born with a penis
There are only two sexes. But there are myriad genders. Two often people relate to gender, the same understanding of sex.
Sex is what is given to you at birth based on your genitalia. It's not a matter of debate unless you get a sex-change. At birth, you are either man, woman, or possibly a hermaphrodite. That is indisputable.
But it is not so definite or binary with gender. In the issue of gender it is psychological, not a matter of opinion or 'feelz'. There is very little to dispute. There is not a definitive Man or Woman in the human gender identity. There is a Man and a Woman, but there is a whole spectrum in between where people can identify how they wish. Sex is binary, gender isn't
Source: I am a gender non-conformist in theory
I believe that there are only two genders for humans, but there are more than two in other species. (I know your thinking this is cheap, but the question never specified). For example there is a type of fungi that has 36,000 different genders. There is a type of jelly fish that can actually change gender. Also in Latin (maybe this is a little cheap) there are three genders Masculine, Feminine, Neuter.
There are 4: male, female, agender, and hermaphrodite. Though you could say that there are only 3 since a Hermaphrodite is only a male and a female, and thus not a unique gender, or that there are only 2 since agender is the lack o a gender therefore not a gender, but these are all legitimate answers as to what gender you are, so you could say that are are 4 or 2
Sex and gender are not the same thing. Most people who say "yes" to this end up arguing that there are only two *SEXES*, and they're even wrong about that; there are a number of intersex conditions.
In short, sex is physical, and most people are within 2 categories of that, and gender is psychological, and though *most* people also fit within two categories as either men or women, there are plenty of others; non-binary, agender, GNC, and various others.
The was a study done at the University Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy that was composed of 23 trans men, 21 trans women, 23 cis women, and 22 cis men. Researchers used a type of MRI scan to measure diffusion of particles across brain matter. Cis women had the highest diffusivity (highest particle movement), and cis men had the least. Trans men were in second, and trans women were in third. This shows that gender is more of a scale/spectrum, with transgender people being more towards the middle.
Sex and gender are not the same thing. Sex refers to biological components such as genitalia. Gender, in reality is a social construct, therefore allowing it to be whatever you want it to be. You could be male, female, agender or bigender and it wouldn't really matter. It's all about how you feel in your head. There are only 2 sexes but gender is limitless.
And even biological sex is not a simple black and white. People have multiple biological sex characteristics such as genitalia, chromosomes and hormones. They do not always all fall into male or the female side. Many people have different combinations. Besides that chromosomes come also in other combinations then just XY and XX.
Some people are born with both male and female genitalia and some with none.
Yes, these cases are less common. But considering the total of variations other then 100% male or 100% it is clear that in nature biology is not binary. There are plenty of scientific studies that prove this is the case. This is not only so for humans but occurs all over nature.
Now with gender there are more elements to consider, how a person feels and expresses themselves. Typical male brains have observerable differences to typical female brains. Transgender people have brains that are very similar to the gender they identify as. This has been shown in scientific studies. There is no point in arguing science with opinions. If you are unhappy try to disprove with science or accept your opinion is simply that, an opinion that is contrary to science.
Sex is not black and white.
People can have a gender that does not match their sex.
There is male and female biology, and male and female gender. They can be mixed and people can fall in different places in a spectrum between male and female.
Every person has a unique mix of male and female characteristics that are more or less present. For practical, religious and historical reasons we individually and as a society make a distinctions somewhere. This is not set in stone, it differs in cultures and also on an individual level.
Does that mean there are only two genders? No I don't think that is a correct statement. Does that mean we need to come up with a million names and constructed genders? I think not. Thats just ridiculous.
Lets just accept there is masculinity and femininity and people can possess any combination of characteristics of both. Trying to force anyone into male or female categories doesnt make much sense if you accept the truth that there are a myriad of flavours between male/masculinity and female/femeninity.
To clarify, sex and gender are different things. Sex is biological and there are more than 2 sexes(for instance, intersex) but gender is not necessarily biological.To say that there are only 2 genders is erasing and invalidating people who don't feel like a "girl" or a "boy." Just because someone doesn't have these feelings themself or they don't understand said feelings, this does not mean more genders . For example, someone may not understand calculus, but this doesn't make calculus any less real or valid. If someone has never experienced a complete lack of understanding for the social construct of gender and cannot identify with a gender, then this person is not entitled to say that no one can identify with no gender.
That said, there are other genders besides girl, boy, and neither. There are so many more, and although many are uncommon, this does not make them any less valid or real.
Without getting caught up in whether gender really exists or not, someone who can only comprehend and experience two genders or feeling like one gender that is within the gender binary, does not in any way mean there are only two genders. For example, if someone can only comprehend, understand, and imagine only 2 sexualities--for instance, gay and straight--this is no way means that there are only 2. Like gender, there are far more than 2. Both gender and sexuality are identities, and one person cannot dictate other's identities.
To be told that your identity simply does not exist, or that you are ill for thinking that, is truly invalidating and hateful. Even if you yourself believe that there are only 2 genders, please do not tell people who don't identify with those genders that their gender doesn't exist. If you don't understand it, please just respect and tolerate it.
There are 2 sexes (excluding abnormalities, most of the time you will only encounter 2 sexes) but there are many more genders, as "gender" refers to identity. Sex is "do you have a penis," gender is something much, much more complicated. Anyone who doesn't know the difference between sex and gender is pretty fucking dumb. Fuck you.
Get this through your mind:
SEX = female and male
GENDER = masculine and feminine
your sex refers to your biological differences; your chromosomes, hormones, and internal and external sex organs.
Your gender describes the characteristics that a society or culture delineates as masculine or feminine
So while your sex might be female, your gender could be genderfluid, if your sex is male your gender could be transgender.
This is why they are called 'transgender' or 'genderfluid', not 'transsex' or 'sexfluid'