Call me a knuckle-dragging, neanderthal boomer if you like, but there are some statements that I simply cannot get my head around.
“I think it is limiting everyone in society by saying there are only two genders – male and female,”
“People may feel like they are both, neither or a bit of one or the other. I don’t personally feel completely masculine, even though I mostly see myself as a boy.”
Generation Z youngsters are much more open to gender identity than say, people of my age, so, good for them. Maybe, as well, they are even more tolerant in general?
Gender is typically assigned at birth as either male or female, corresponding with a new-born’s sex organs. But younger generations are increasingly rejecting that rigid binary, in favour of the belief that gender exists on a spectrum of possible identities.
At birth, I would argue that gender is very definitely a binary, although some new parents don't even accept that fact, even going to the lengths of rejecting that principle and waiting for the youngster to choose his or her's gender as they mature. Wouldn't that be very confusing, allowing them to re-assign their gender in spite of what they are born with down below?
Or is gender all in the mind?