Thursday, April 9, 2015

Systemic Gender Compliance Compulsory Disorder

A pervasive pattern of expected compliance with established perceived gender norms, roles, rules, and behaviours, beginning pre-birth and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five or more of the following:
  1. Frantic efforts to enforce perceived rules and regulations surrounding perceived male and female appearance standards, including, but not limited to: Hair length/styles, fingernail length/styles, mannerisms, body types/shapes, breast size, penis size, body hair and/or other organic physical characteristics.
  2. A pattern of intense compliance to perceived rigid gender stereotypical external accoutrements, including, but not limited to: dresses, pants, skirts, shirts, hats, jewelry, purses, wallets, make-up, shoes, piercings, underwear, nail polish, perfumes, deodorant, shampoos, toiletries, clothing color choices, clothing length, and/or other non-organic physical characteristics.
  3. Recurrent and inappropriate insistence upon socially-determined perceived male/female behaviours based on antiquated "gender role" notions, including, but not limited to: toys/games/books/items in childhood (fairy tales, trucks, dolls, costumes, pacifiers, toys, games, etc.); childhood, adolescent, and adult choices in friends, music, books, games, activities, hobbies, careers, skills, and education; and/or other preferred choices.
  4. Strong and persistent fear and discomfort of crossing perceived gender lines.  
  5. Strong preference and intense desire for universal adherence to societal sexual norms as perceived by the heterosexual majority.
  6. A strong rejection of persons, ideas and beliefs that do not fit neatly into current perceived norms as outlined by society. 
  7. Intense desire to take part in stereotypical pastimes, interests and pursuits of the same sex.
  8. Acute fear of the deviation from long-held normative standards of society.
This disturbance is manifested by symptoms both conscious/unconscious such as the desire to categorize humans into discrete categories of male or female appropriateness; the need to utilize various means such as hormone treatments, conversion therapies, confinement, peer pressure, disapproval, religious persecution, family pressure or rejection, or elective surgeries to uphold societal norms and standards;  and the conviction that these beliefs are comprehensively correct and intrinsic. 

Society-you HAVE been diagnosed!