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Monday, December 22, 2014

Gender Variant, Gender Nonconforming, Gender Incongruous and Gender Diverse

Terms such as gender variant, gender nonconforming, gender incongruous and gender diverse are completely synonymous with transgender/gender dysphoria.

These terms imply that living/doing/being/existing outside current Gender Straight Jacket models as outlined by centuries of straight (white) men/for straight (white) men is variant/nonconforming/incongruous or diverse. Simply, it implies that anything not in accord with LONG established norms is wrong and in need of fixing. By employing terms like gender variant, gender nonconforming, gender incongruous and gender diverse, more and more wrong people can be caught, diagnosed and fixed to conformity's standards. Fixed because they offend those standards NOT because there is actually anything wrong with them.

The walls are closing in and unless you are a girl/woman willing to contort her mind/body to constructed femininity/hyper-femininity norms, many females are and are going to be caught in the gender variant, gender nonconforming, gender incongruous and gender diverse net and put on the conveyer belt to transition.

So who is Gender Variant/Gender Nonconforming/Gender Incongruous/Gender Diverse per current standards of patriarchy/psychiatry/society?

She is
She is
She is
She is
She is
They are
She is
She is
She is
She is
She is
They are
She is
She is
She is
She is

I am

 No female above is gender variant, gender nonconforming, gender incongruous or gender diverse. Female has NO parameters, no limits-unless YOU permit those limits yourself!

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8 comments:

  1. Love this article and photographs of all the different women...

    They are all female....nothing more and nothing less....

    Powerful, strong women..

    If people use "gender variant", "gender non-conforming" etc., then they have to define what "gender" is. There is no precise definition of "gender" other than the characteristics and attributes that society deems are "feminine" and "masculine". In essence, it's sex stereotypes. If we say "gender non-conforming", then we have to say what is and isn't conforming. Isn't telling women that they aren't conforming to traditional sex stereotypes sexist itself?

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  2. Great photos. Point well made. It is sad to me that we need this kind of illustration to explain such a basic point to adults. Maybe for three year olds who have been watching Disney movies it is understandable they misunderstand what makes a woman but why are adults confused by this? Growing up as a strong tough sports playing girl in the 70s it never once was suggested to me that the way I liked to dress or the interests I had meant I was somehow not a girl or was born with some gender defect that required medical interventions to correct. I could see this playing out differently now.

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  3. lots of thanks, lots of love

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  4. Absolutely convincing. Everything you said is true, though, I would also emphasize that dysphoria is normal for a small percentage of females. The trans supporters will argue that dysphoria is an essential component of gender-identity disorder and one must experience dysphoria to be diagnosed as trans. This post suggests that doctors are tyranically choosing "gender-nonconforming females and "fixing" them, but that is not the case. What is happening really is that many girls who experience dysphoria now have someone to go to for help unfortunately ,it happens, that the help is terribly misinformed, due to its ignorant adherance to gender norms. I wouldn't say this whole trans-trending thing is malicious. Its just devastatingly ignorant. Also, realize, that the people who are most defensive about the trans disorder are the trans people themselves. We need more education on the afflictions of "gender non-conforming" individuals. We need healthier and more diverse treatment options for sufferers of dysphoria. Don't bash them they are people who need help.

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  5. What's gender? Good question. They say its just an innate feeling of being male or female. Ha! So in other words it is completely not provable and safe from questioning. Geesh. With that definition of gender no one will ever be able to suggest GID is bullshit because only the people afflicted with it can determine if it exists. Circle logic, right? In my opinion GID is completely unscientific. Gender is as real as unicorns, Santa and other things we cannot prove or disprove. Smh.

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  6. Exactly! There's a million zillion ways to be a woman, which should give hope to all those girls who are thinking that they need T and top surgery to become who they think they should be!

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  7. there is an austere beauty to walking in the world more quietly powerful than a pronoun or a strangers gaze.

    to rely on ones own hands and spirit instead of a pharmaceutical industry. To think of protecting others more often than defending ones self, try it on for size and look again before purchasing any cultural invention.

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