"We are all assigned a gender at birth. Sometimes that assignment doesn't match our inner truth, and there needs to be a new place -- a place for self-identification. I was not born a boy, I was assigned boy at birth. Understanding the difference between the two is crucial to our culture and society moving forward in in the way we treat - and talk about - transgender individuals ... In today's globally connected and ever-diversifying world, culture is now more fluid and more flexible than ever -- and so too should be our understanding and perception of gender."
Outside of the biological gender my view on gender is that all of this is really about how we as a community want to view gender as a benchmark for expectation. For example woman are this, men are this and variation is to be discouraged if not outright rejected. I think the gender identity question and the ability for men and woman to adapt as they see fit their own gender norm is wonderful. I am a strong supporter of the idea that many norms are simply shortcuts to thinking. Especially for men who want to cling to 50's gender roles. Considering the role of religion in gender norms especially in relation to the dominance of straight men I would think Atheists would support the idea of transgender having as much relevance as cisgender. I think focusing on an individuals mental health and supporting the gender identification that most matches what supports that and by extension their physical health is a huge step towards a more fair and just society.
The assigned gender at birth describes the sexual organs. Most of the time the sexual organs are reflective of the chromosomal sex and most of the time this is correlated to the gender of the brain. Transgender people born with a different gender of the brain than genitals are in the minority. It is good that we identify them as soon as they identify themselves but we can't do that at birth, so until then, the gender assigned based on genitals will have to do, to help identify the child and serve it's health needs.
So I was thinking about something... With that gender spectrum... I mean the theory of evolution states that all of life came from one living being.
However millions of mutations have created millions of different species that are different from one another.
I do believe(keyword believe) that the binomial gender is imposed by society and that there can be people with different orientations. However these people usually go through sex change and even go as far as genetically create babies... Which would essentially pass on the same attributes that the parent has.
We now have communities that identify as different genders regardless of their genitalia... But my question is they won't be able to reproduce unless they consummate with that genitalia's counter part thereby they wouldn't procreate unless they have a "carrier". Using the theory of evolution wouldn't the gay gene die off with those who do not procreate?
We are not assigned a gender at birth. We are biologically born with a gender. The vast majority of people are comfortable with their biological gender. A feware not. Those are the facts. While I do not condemn transgernder people, I do not understand it at all.
We all need to evolve into a society that accepts all people for who they are. We are all different in some way. Without embracing our own individual identities we suffer. It limits our life experience. It can lead to disease. It is serious. Being a person who accepts others without negativity enables one to accept themselves and establish ones deep and true identity and truly live. So we pay a price for prejudice. Accepting all on their own terms makes us so free of unnecessary burdens. It's a joyous way to live.
I'm beginning to think all of us are gender-fluid. Some need to change their sex, others need to express their "birth assigned" sex periodically, others still find they are content in their society-pushed "birth assigned" sex. Why does it seem that more males than females are seeking gender correction? It has to do with society's acceptance of our sexuality. It has been much more acceptable for females to take on traditional male clothes, mannerisms, and jobs. Males, on the other hand, are ostracized. We should all have freedom to be who we are. ?