Just looking at FB’s changes to gender options and…
Agender • Androgyne • Androgynous • Bigender • Cis • Cisgender • Cis Female • Cis Male • Cis Man • Cis Woman • Cisgender Female • Cisgender Male • Cisgender Man • Cisgender Woman • Female • Female to Male • FTM • Gender Fluid • Gender Nonconforming • Gender Questioning • Gender Variant • Genderqueer • Intersex • Male • Male to Female • MTF • Neither • Neutrois • Non-binary • Other • Pangender • Trans • Trans* • Trans Female • Trans* Female • Trans Male • Trans* Male • Trans Man • Trans* Man • Trans Person • Trans* Person • Trans Woman • Trans* Woman • Transfeminine • Transgender • Transgender Female • Transgender Male • Transgender Man • Transgender Person • Transgender Woman • Transmasculine • Transsexual • Transsexual Female • Transsexual Male • Transsexual Man • Transsexual Person • Transsexual Woman • Two-Spirit
Non-binary, while still using the binary genders as comparison, is used to define people who are “both, neither or some mixture thereof” … Maybe this makes sense to others who accept whatever bullshit definitions are thrown at them, just because they’re tools and are willing to just go along with it, but this sounds like binary genders to me. BInary, meaning two of something, somehow becomes NON-binary, even though you still pull your references from male and female. I guess until we start using terms like “shemale” or “hemale” or some shit like that, I just won’t be convinced that these people aren’t pulling shit outta their asses and demanding we eat it. This is still BINARY: male and female.
Gender fluid: Feeling as though you are both male and female. So… um… (hopefully by now you are imagining me staring at my screen, with a blank look on my face, then fading into a “WTF?” look as I shake my head, the way you look when you watch wannabe Jackass videos on youtube). I guess, at least this doesn’t falsely claim to be “non-binary.”
What the hell with the different male vs man and female vs woman anyway?
Pangender: People who do not wish to be labeled as male or female… they do not fit into binary genders… because they feel they are all genders. Wait, did we establish more than the two genders of male and female?
I could probably go through the whole list and pick apart how they’re all exactly the same thing… which is some percentage of either of the existing genders with the binary gender classification (male and female, if you haven’t been paying attention), and trying to pass it off as something other than what it literally is.
Before you comment on this, please understand that I’m not attacking any individual who (ignorantly) uses these terms to describe themselves (ok, except for the part where I called them ignorant), but I am attacking the terms and the definitions of each. If you read the definitions, even the half-assed ones on wikipedia, you may start to see that they are all basically the exact same thing. I want to know why the hell anyone would bother with so many ways of describing the exact same thing, all of which fall into the binary genders.
I’m just saying, until you recognize a woman with male genitals and a man with female genitals as 3rd and 4th genders, there really is no point to any of this. But that wouldn’t be fair to the trans community, would it? That’s something I like about trans people: they were born as one gender, and changed, and wish to be identified as the other. They don’t want to be recognized as a 3rd or 4th gender, even though that seems like what needs to happen to satisfy some of these word-mincing people.
I imagine a woman in a dress trying to convince me that she is not a female, because she thinks she’s a burly lumberjack from the 1800′s, even though her outward gender expression is that of a woman, and she gets pissed at me when I call her “ma’am.”
We also have languages divided into masculine and feminine. Things like Sir, Ma’am, Dude, Chick, etc. If one does not wish to be labeled as male or female, what salutation should be used? (Or is it ok to awkwardly ask somebody ”what gender are you today?”) Hmm? Has this even been addressed? Because if not, I don’t think anyone is actually putting any real, intelligent effort into solidifying these definitions, and they really just want to be different and complicated for no reason.
Or maybe I’m just an asshole…