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Anonymous asked: If penis doesn't determine male, then what does? Lack of breasts? Testosterone levels? Or is just calling yourself (not you personally) a male good enough?
I’m at work and on mobile so I’ll be brief, but here’s some food for thought - if you consider your genitalia and/or secondary sexual characteristics indicative of your gender, then what happens if those body parts are removed? Say you’re a dude and you need to get a vasectomy for health reasons, or you get your penis/testicles cut off - are you still a guy then? Without your testicles you’ll no longer be generating your own testosterone, another “biological” indicator of “maleness.” Say you’re a woman and you get a mastectomy to prevent breast cancer - are you no longer a woman, then? Conflating your gender (which is a social construct, and should not be confused with assigned sex) with the anatomy of your reproductive system marginalizes everyone who doesn’t fall into that categorization, including but not limited to transgender people, intersex people (who make up close to 1% of the population, i.e. a lot more common than you’d think), and cis people who for some reason or another lose those anatomical structures later in life. The respectful thing to do is to take people at their word if they tell you they identify as x gender (and keep in mind there are genderfluid people who don’t fall into the binary as well) and to use the pronouns they prefer rather than forcing your own restrictive gender beliefs on them. That’s what I think, anyway.
#gender #genitalia mention
“Jennifer also revealed that she’d written a lot of back stories for the characters, not all of which got to be shown in the film. She spoke about one of the heroes, Kristoff. “He’s an orphan, and he probably ran away from the orphanage so he could live the life he wanted.” She gets asked about it a lot and said, “There might be a book.””
I would buy the shit out of that book.
I WOULD BUY EVERY COPY IN NORTH AMERICA