Gender Representations

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To begin, many of us have yet to realise what biological sex and gender identity is and most importantly the difference between the two. As your biological sex is what you were born with (determined by your genitals) and your gender is your choice to whom you identify your self as. Before I go on, at this stage society will perceive this person with the genitalia of a male to identify them self as a ‘male’ or ‘man’. I find myself spreading awareness of this particular topic, especially to others with a similar age to me who may have never been aware or thoughtful towards such a subject. Finding it overwhelming, as many are either unknowledgeable or resistant to acquire such facts. I find the need to correct someone when they may ‘presume’ ones gender, implying so many of them speak with such cisnormativity which is the assumption of everyone being cisgender (whose gender and sex align). If your ‘sex’ is determined by your physical state, then your gender is your ‘mental’ state. First I must inform that gender goes beyond simply ‘male’ or ‘female’, we must destroy the idea of ‘gender binary’ as there is bigender, cisgender and agender. With bigender being both genders, cisgender being a gender that aligns with their biological sex and lastly agender, which is ‘with-out gender’. Once someone is knowledgeable of these basic terms, this can cause them to see people is such a different light. I myself have started to prevent cisnormativity, simply through not presuming ‘they’ may not be cisgender. It leads on to the curiosity of ‘gender’ it self and how society is only recently being corrected. Therefore the terms ‘feminine’ and ‘masculine’ do not have a certain biological sex they are paired with. Some may present these in a more obvious way whether it align with their sex, or not. For the equality of gender we need to stop presuming and judging so quickly.

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