Does it matter?

This is a very personal, self indulgent post. It’s just about me. It’s not about the wider issues and it’s certainly not about class analysis. It’s a brain dump in an effort to make sense of myself.

I’ve written loads about what woman means, and about how transwomen aren’t women. I’m not and never will be female obviously, but fuck, you know sometimes maybe it’s appropriate to contextualise things in terms of the real world that we actually live in.

People argue about whether gender is innate or just a social construct and whilst this is really interesting and all that, in the real world that I actually inhabit gender is very much alive and well and the vast majority of people that I meet in real life (not on the internet) have absolutely zero concept of gender as a social construct. As far as they are concerned I clearly present as and live as a woman. And nobody gives a shit. I just get on with my life.

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Saying you identify with the opposite gender, means you hold stereotypes about the opposite gender.

Gender is an idea… Just a thought we attribute to the physical self; your psychology can be whatever you believe it to be… He, she, or we; let’s stop assigning something so small minded to something that so unimaginably big, indescribable, and endless

i don’t mean to put you on the spot and like, you don’t have to answer – seeing as you seem to be running a fitness/zombie blog or whatever, but this – this is exactly the kind of bs that makes no sense to me.

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