"If a system can only exist because people can’t tell the truth then I think that tells you all you need to know about the authenticity of that system. I think if we could, collectively, tell the secrets we keep about what our selves are and are meant to be, it might go a long way to knocking patriarchy down entirely."
Maybe I grew up in a more liberal household than most, but I never heard that once growing up.
So, I suppose, more accurately – it’s not so much ‘we’re all non-binary’ as ‘we all exist in a non-binary universe’ – the possibilities are endless, increasing exponentially which each new person in the world. I don’t want to deny or police or suppress anyone within that – I want to dismantle our current enforced binary system until we reach the starting point of everything and nothing. And then the rest is up to us.
We can and should legally mandate that all citizens have the same rights, period. We can say, we should change those assumptions or people should HAVE no assumptions. But are we going to mandate attitudes? Or rather, HOW are we going to mandate absolute egalitarianism where physical traits and features are never taken into consideration, by anyone?
1. Most people don’t fit common gender definitions
I say ‘most’ people to be safe – in my own life, I don’t think I’ve met a single person who could fit themselves perfectly into the templates our society has given us of ‘men’ and ‘women’. Not without cutting out crucial parts of who they are, not without pretending, in whole or in part, to be something that they aren’t.
On the other hand, based on previous experience, we should probably have expected that a thread about nontraditional gender presentation and identity would be end up all about the feelings of cis people.
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