"The bushy full beard looks really good on you. It must stay that way FOREVER!"
"Thanks bro *grunting*."
"... and your big belly too *HAHA*", his best bro thinks secretly with a nasty grin.
"Why are you grinning so weirdly?"
"Oh nothing, Bruda", and strokes the thick furry belly.
Even if you wanted to make a claim about biological sex, it makes no sense for asexual alien robots to be divided into two kinds... They have a crap ton of different shapes it’d make more sense for them to make race cars, tanks, jets, etc. biological sexes!
But talking about gender, what is that and how is it different? Gender is a way of presenting yourself and being perceived by other people. There aren’t just two ways. Sure, most people present themselves as male or female and like being perceived that way, but other people don’t fit in at all. It’s also just creepy to enforce on people: “I WILL address you and perceive you only by your genitals! Biological sex matters!” That’s what you are doing when you claim there are only two genders. Ok, it’s gross. And dehumanizing. Stop that.
What about me (Emperor Kumquat)? New people are very confused about me meeting me. Ok sure, my DNA may say female and someone like the original poster may say: “That’s it, end discussion.” But, when you see me on the street, you might just see me as male without knowing my DNA. In that case, gender—presentation and perception—mattered. At this point, my blood hormone levels, voice, flat chest, and facial hair (shaved off) are typically masculine. I have long hair and can dress more feminine though, so the result? People don’t know what I am and can get upset with me whether I go to the women’s or men’s rooms.
If there were only two genders, then people would know how to perceive me and this confusion wouldn’t be possible. But, I can present myself in another way, so it is possible. People just aren’t used to it, people are being weird and trying to divide people by genitals. That’s just you (poster) freaking out that I’m not being what you want me to be. You might say my body was meant to be female and these changes only happened through medicine, but really I ask, why do the changes bother you? Why do you want to forbid me from changing? I’m not going to keep my body one way because it makes you comfortable. It’s my body, I’ll change it how I want. Freedom, right? Everyone will be confused, “What are you? How do we address you?” But that’s gender for you. They asked because they couldn’t perceive me as one of two options—I was a third one.
Bringing Transformers into this just showed how sensitive you are to want to force even ALIENS OF ANOTHER CULTURE to fit your comfort zones too.
feeling like an empty can of beer in the fist of a drunken frat boy
#being an adult is like ur problems WILL affect everyone around u in a profound way. deal with it #I just wish I could get it in my head that like #people seeing me as a life raft doesn't mean im gonna drown everyone around me #it just means I actually know how to float #liv shouts into the void #im just too stressed and/or sleep deprived to think #possibly with the aid of a tylenol pm all this will magically transform into the non-problem it objectively actually is yk