i really hate how gender alignment terminology has been taken by binary ppl and basically changed to mean “basically women” or “basically men”
like that terminology is rlly helpful for a lotta nb folks but now im kinda… suspicious when i see it (esp being used by cis ppl) bc so often it’s been just turned into a way to make nonbinary identities fit into neat little binary boxes which… is very obviously fucked up
like, they act like binary aligned people are the only nonbinary people, although maybe they might include people who are completely genderless, but god forbid someone could be classified as male and female aligned… or is genderfluid between a wide range of genders…. or really anyone who doesn’t fit perfectly into the binary that they’re forcing so many people into
like….. i once saw a person saying that a genderfluid person who occasionally had male/male aligned days could never call themselves sapphic, even if they predominantly were female aligned, because they had too much connection to the male gender and like… seriously???
not to mention people make the mistake that female aligned = afab and male aligned = amab which i shouldnt even have to explain how thats transphobic as fuck (to put it simply, thats just a long ass way of saying you think genitalia = gender)
like… its so frustrating because these terms couldve been so GOOD for so many nonbinary people but theyve just been warped to hell and back and it sucks :/