I was having some thoughts last night that I need input on.
Adhereing to the binary gender coding of today’s society, and the way we curently denounce gender roles, how does one tell if they’re really a girl, or a boy? I mean.. without that binary we’ve been raised to know, what is left of gender differentiation? Everyone can do anything they want, so what’s the difference between “girl” and “boy” anymore? How does one.. identify as something that is now purposely undefined by a lot of people? Many still adhere to binary identification, but otherwise…? What’s the point? I identify as a girl, but what MAKES me a girl? How I feel? I’m not what society says is “girly” but I’m.. a girl. Society would say I’m boyish but I’m not a boy. That’s part of the binary, and our disliking for it, that I wonder about. What’s a boy? What’s a girl? How does anyone tell the difference?
These are the kinds of thoughts I have when I lay awake at night, and hearing some other opinions would be great.
Because honestly… I don’t know what to think anymore, if we deconstruct binary gender roles, and binary genders. What makes anyone different? Two people can have identical interests and opinions and upbringings but identify differently. What makes us identify ourselves as one, the other, neither, or both?