This is a question I’ve gotten more than once so I decided to do a longer post about it. When I say I don’t have a gender identity, many people take that to mean I’m agender or some other type of nonbinary. I guess if I wanted to use gender labels, agender wouldn’t exactly be wrong, but I don’t want to work within the framework of gender in the first place. I’m a gender abolitionist so I’m against the social construct of gender, I don’t believe in it as an innate identity, and I think that calling myself agender would diminish what I’m trying to say– basically just playing into the very system that I think shouldn’t exist. I’m female but that’s literally only because of my anatomy, and being female doesn’t say anything about my personality or how my brain works. I don’t feel any strong sense of “womanness,” I just happen to exist in this body. And usually when I see others talk about why they “feel female” it’s things like being sensitive or quiet, liking certain types of clothes, liking having shaved legs, basically all the things that women are coerced into doing in order to be “attractive” whether they identify with those things or not. I’d rather challenge the idea of what women can be (literally whatever we want) than say I’m somehow a different gender because I’m not a “girly girl” and don’t feel any desire to be. Hope that makes sense.
i love gunnerkrigg court because most of the chapters are called pretty things like “the fangs of summertime” or “the great secret,” but then some of them are called things like “parley and smitty are in this one” or “red’s friend gets a name too i suppose”