Those with non-binary genders can feel that they: Have an androgynous (both masculine and feminine) gender identity, such as androgyne. Have an identity between male and female, such as intergender. Have a neutral or non-existant gender identity, such as agender or neutrois.
I was going to write an entire post on how I disagreed with there being other “non-binary” genders. Then I started reading a few opinions on the subject and thought to myself that it isn’t even worth taking a stance on the subject because I understand zero about it. This forced me to bookmark this post until only a few hours I read this from Chuck Klosterman’s new book “But What If We’re Wrong…”.
“The Matrix was written and directed by “the Wachowski siblings.” In 1999, this designation meant two brothers: as I write today, it means two sisters. In the years following the releases of the Matrix, the older Wachowski (Larry, now Lana) completed her transition from male to female. The younger Wachowski (Andy, now Lily) publicly announced her transition in the spring of 2016. These events occurred during a period when the social view of transgender issues radically evolved, more rapidly than any other component of modern society. In 1999, it was almost impossible to find any example of a trans person with any any realm of popular culture; by 2016, a TV series devoted exclusively to the notion won the Golden Globe for Best Television series.”
The book delves into how whatever you think you know now will be radically different in the future. You have no idea. So when I was going to write this post that you are either born male or female, in 2100 it’s possible that there are 10 new genders, This is pure speculation but the premise of Klosterman’s book is that you are most likely wrong. I like this.
I truly don’t understand how someone can be born a male and think they are a female (or neither for that matter). It’s estimated that there are 700,000 trans-gender people in the US which is less than 1% of our continent. This is not an amount that makes it a necessity to create a 3rd bathroom. My feeling is that these people would want to be treated like everyone else which is exactly how I would.
Laura said over the weekend that I’m accepting of other people even if I don’t agree with their stance and I believe this to be true. I’m a firm believer that every person has their individual thoughts that shouldn’t be squashed by A-holes with radical opinions. That doesn’t mean I have to agree with them but it also doesn’t mean I’m going to put up any resistance. I believe if you are born a man or woman and want to be non-binary, that’s up to you but understand that many people are not as open minded. They believe that God created man and woman and that’s how this world works. I believe that I don’t know how this world works and if I wanted to be a T-Rex, accept it. But this does should show how ridiculous people can get with their ideas.