Demystifying: Gender

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Source Nadine Schwickart©

Discovering the conversation being had around gender is very rewarding. As a cisgender woman in the twenty-first century I haven’t had to think about gender too much because of how the world is constructed to be accessible to me on many levels. People often express their confusion as to why there are so many gender identities these days and that its just kind of silly, kind of like a trend. Of course these are people who have been privileged enough to not have their assigned gender ever be a source of anguish. There are many different genders being expressed because there are as many genders as people in the world. Feminine and masculine attributes can help define certain aesthetics, but an aesthetic does not a person make. Genitalia does not gender make.