Gender Stereotypes

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Creamy beams of light poured onto the coral colored carpet of my bedroom, and the accumulated dust danced in the slivers of light trickling in beneath my door. The air was still, the night cold. I waited. My phone’s vibration sent waves amongst my already rippled blanket, pulling me back into reality; the message read: “why are you placing so much damn importance on your gender?” Paralyzed in perplexity, I didn’t know what to say or how to begin phrasing my response. The shrill notifications kept ringing, the messages compiling onto themselves like building blocks; the letters becoming illegible symbols that eventually rose from the small rectangular screen, swarming over me. Runes wrapping at my throat like an old scarf, diving into the beds…show more content…
Often times when looking in the mirror or at my reflection, I was haunted by the simple reality that I was a person. The image I created of myself in my head did not match the one that looked back at me, and it was simply scary. I didn’t make the connection between my body and mind which only led to a disturbance with my gender as well. I didn’t feel like I was a ‘woman’ or a ‘man’, I was just a person. It was a confusing time because these two genders and being female was all I ever knew. I learned to live with this weird state of being, and continued with my life the best I…show more content…
I was ironically inattentive and unintentionally dismissive to an entire group of people, to an entire identity. Ironically so because these people are the ones came to associate myself with. I knew about transness, but I didn’t explore that concept beyond male to female, or vice versa. Sadly, nothing existed beyond that spectrum, so this question animated me in how I can redefine and hone what it means to be an inclusive feminist. There are intersexuals, no binaries, asexuals, gender

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