I don’t like gender. This is feminism 101

I don’t like gender

Start at the beginning, Catherine.

When I was younger I was told women and girls could do anything – no longer restricted to the home or domestic/caring professions, women have broken their chains and the world is their oyster.

Those chains” are roles enforced on us by a patriarchal society. The sex roles are constrained by a set of rules that dictate what women are and what they can do.

Those rules say that women are meek, subservient, less intelligent, enjoy menial tasks, want babies, are caring blah blah blah. Men are strong, clever, natural rulers, funny, etc etc etc.

Gender Rules - FairPlayForWomen.com
Strict social rules about how people of each sex are allowed to behave: Gender.

These rules are called Gender

This is why I don’t like gender. This is why I rally against identity politics – it doesn’t mean I hate transgendered people. Trans doctrine says that gender isn’t a set of rules imposed by society from the moment we are born, but something innate within us.

When deciding if a child is transgender, many parents cite love of the “wrong” colour and enjoying toys typically associated with the other sex. Transwomen often point to identifying with “feminine” traits such as submissiveness and sensitivity.

And non-binary is just attention-seeking

Unless you are a Barbie doll-like plethora of hyper femininity or an emotionally constipated tower of excess masculinity, everyone is non-binary.

There’s a lot more that I can say. And I will.

This is feminism 101.

Gender stereotypes are not natural - FairPlayForWomen.com
What’s this about girl stuff and boy stuff, then?

Catherine Drury

When I was younger I was told women and girls could do anything, the world was our oyster. I want to make that happen.

One comment on “I don’t like gender. This is feminism 101

  • 2018.02.28 at 13:22
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    Hi. I agree with this criticism of the term binary. The binary is indeed made of such rules of behaviors and outward presentations, non binary then is unavoidably tied to such arbitrary norms, I realized, not gender identity leaning. supposedly encouraging what is “natural” or what it “winning” which assumes the more the polarity, even if artificial, the higher is the attraction. Proponents of it neglect any nuance in human and especially women taste.
    Apparently non binary is anyone who exceeds such rules.
    To be fair, though, about the psychiatrists concering trans people and trans community, they don’t say you have to change your sex to match your personality, the same way reactionaries and traditionalists say you have to change your personality to match a prescriptive artificially “natural” model of femininity and masculinity (now they mix darwinism in that, as they suppose such masculine and feminine binary traits are “winning” and hence they should be encouraged, that’s the extent of the argumenting). They say that you *can*, but not even that it’s about your personality and how you behave and dress. They say it’s about a part of the body and a part of our brain that doesn’t recognize and map it as the sex it is born with. I think there are many dark spots about it, and I certainly have to learn more, but cases of intersexuality are real. The point is, it shouldn’t have to do with gender stereotype and the typical case Tv realities show are children liking activities and aesthetics “of” (actually coded as such) the opposite sex, the fact they like it, it does no harm to anyone and has nothing to do with male or female anatomy, which should simply demonstrate, in itself, that gender roles are enforced. Instead they take from it the he/she wants to be the other sex, probably because, as childs has learned to associate such social cues and behaviors to manhood/womanhood, instead of genuine physical differences which don’t prescribe any behavior ot match either!




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