I'm not sure how to say something like this but I think there's only two genders, but if you wanna be non-binary, a gender, gender fluid I'm not gonna say it's wrong or stop you, like my opinion doesn't matter for anyone and they should do what they want and even though I think there's only two, I'd still support someone who's puzzled about having more than one gender, I know humans should be doing that anyway but I felt like saying this idk???
Look, pal. I hate to break this to you but if you’re going to a nonbinary blog and saying “i don’t believe that you are telling the truth about your lived experience” then that makes you a rude person. Nonbinary people exist and we are not making it up just like gay people aren’t pretending to be gay, or binary trans people aren’t pretending to be trans.
Additionally, many ancient cultures condoned, encouraged, and even admired gender transcendence. Examples of this can be found in many cultures, both historically and fictionally. There are ancient Roman figures who transcend binary gender, namely Tiresias, Hermaphroditus, and Caeneus. Pre-colonial Native American tribes knew there were more than two genders and were known to highly respect people who neither men nor women. Ancient Mesoamerican deities do not ascribe to the concept of gender in the same way humans do, leading modern analysts to think that they would have supported and admired those who also did not ascribe to gender in a traditional way. Additionally, Jewish tradition says there are six genders. Nonbinary genders are as old as humanity itself.
- Falk, Leah. “The Six Genders of the Talmud.” 70 Faces Media. http://thejewniverse.com/2015/the-6-genders-of-the-talmud/.
- “Gender Identity.” The British Museum, https://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/themes/same-sex_desire_and_gender/gender_identity.aspx#1.
- Kukla, Rabbi Elliot. “Terms for Gender Diversity in Classical Jewish Texts.” TransTorah.
- Leon-Portilla, Miguel, et al. In the Language of Kings: An Anthology of Literature – Pre-Columbian to the Present. W.W. Norton and Company, 2001.
- Ovid. Metamorphoses. Translated by A. S. Kline, A. S. Kline, 2000. http://ovid.lib.virginia.edu/trans/Ovhome.htm
- “The Third Gender in Native American Tribes.” University of California, Santa Barbara, http://www.soc.ucsb.edu/sexinfo/article/third-gender-native-american-tribes
If you still think there is no such thing as nonbinary genders, then you should probably do some research. It’s out there. Don’t live in ignorance.
I reiterate: going to a nonbinary blog to say “I feel like you are lying and nonbinary genders are fake” is a pretty rude thing to do. Find what makes you happy and do that. Get a life, seriously.