Anonymous asked: RE: "Okay but there’s nothing wrong with traditional gender roles as long as they’re not being imposed on someone?" This sheep needs to go back to sociology class. All gender roles are "being imposed on someone" -- it's just a question of degree.
I think what the person who said that was referring to was that sometimes people’s gender is going to look a little like what we would consider part of the binary, and that if that is who they are and what works for them, then there is no issue.
Yes, to an extent, these things are pulled from the societies we are born into (and more often than not, gender roles and binary gender ARE imposed, but not all the time). But if we’re going along that line, it is also true that everything we are (not only non-binary genders, but every other identity a person may hold) comes from somewhere outside before it is processed and made ours inside.
It’s a degree we can never get down to nil because as social creatures, and given that every idea we’ve ever encountered has its roots somewhere else and then somewhere before that, this means that all the things we experience as the basics of definition are building blocks handed to us by someone else.
So yeah, I know what you’re saying, but also some people do hold dear these genders that elsewhere are something that other people do not at all fit.
Saying the sheep needs to go back to class is a little cruel though.
If only the sheep could go back to class.