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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Mon Feb 21, 2022, 01:19 PM

3. I have been wondering for a while now if the pronouns movement isn't in part...

...a rejection not so much of physiological gender as of the cultural definition, roles, expectations, and baggage that goes with gender.

At least for some people. For others, yes, the physiological dysphoria is very real and I'm glad language is evolving.

But our profoundly sick, patriarchal culture has defined "male" and "female" in so many dysfunctional, toxic ways that I can readily understand a smart young person deciding to opt out of THAT shit.

It's all good, as far as I'm concerned.

My identity was shaped in the 50s and 60s and I'm more comfortable with "she/her" than not, but I have never, ever been comfortable with the assumption that because of that identity I would automatically find males sexually attractive but not females.

I never understood what the f***was up with that, not during my first partnership (would have been a marriage had that been possible back then) with another woman, nor at any time since.

The concept of gender as anything other than physiology is just too complicated and weird and oppressive anymore.

wearily,
Bright

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