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03 January 2018 @ 06:32 am
The nonbinary brain  
In answer to a popular Internet question, my pronouns of choice are he, him, his. I fit fairly comfortably in the gender binary, and I’m mostly a big cissy who is happy with the gender I’ve been assigned, glad that it goes with my genitals, and proud to display my secondary sexual characteristics, as I’ve been doing for 50 years.

Nevertheless, I don’t believe it. We’re all, if not genderqueer, at least somewhat noncompliant. (The one that got me in trouble in childhood was liking pretty colors.) The gender binary seems to be yetanother area where two-valued logic is inadequate to deal with the complexity of the situation, and science is agreeing more and more.

Thanx to Metafilter

ETA: This too
Elenbarathi: Abandon hopeelenbarathi on January 4th, 2018 07:35 pm (UTC)
I can relate to every word of that article; thanks so much! Ganking it to pass along.

I don't have any problem with being biologically female. It's been fun; everything works fine; motherhood is awesome; I certainly never wanted male biology. However, I see no reason why my reproductive biology ought to dictate my choices in any aspect of life - including who I take to bed, should I choose to take anyone at all - or make me a second-class citizen.
El Coyote Gordo: thumbsupergee on January 4th, 2018 10:16 pm (UTC)
Seems obvious
Elenbarathi: Abandon hopeelenbarathi on January 5th, 2018 05:27 am (UTC)
Only wish it seemed so to everyone.