There is a lot of confusion in this sector and to be honest, there are still a lot of areas that I don’t fully understand.
Sex is how you were born. Your sex is male or female.
Gender is a social construct, until recently that was seen as only male and female, now we have genders such as non-binary. Most of them I don’t even understand what they mean and when I first heard about them, I thought, why can’t we just have male and female?
But maybe the human brain isn’t as simple as male and female. Maybe gender isn’t as black and white as we thought and we need to take more time to look at the grey areas inbetween.
HONESTLY, without wanting to offend, I do believe that we are only meant to be male or female. When being made in the womb, every baby is given nipples, they’re only needed if you are a woman but you’re given them before you sex is decided so this is why men have nipples. So think of this, imagine when being made there are wires being plugged in as our gender is being decided, but then our brain is wired to be male but our bodies are female. This error results in some people feeling they are the wrong sex, trapped in a body that is not meant to be theres. If this makes sense?
BUT THIS DOESN’T MATTER! JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE IDENTIFIES AS SOMETHING ELSE DOESN’T MEAN THEY SHOULD BE HATED, IGNORED, ABUSED OR TREATED ANY DIFFERENTLY.
My little theory may be completley wrong, we may just naturally have these differences and the wiring up wasn’t a ‘mistake’. Besides, someone being gay or trans or non binary doesn’t affect your life in any way.
After all, that person is exactly that. A PERSON!
Don’t let our differences blind us from seeing the person. Accept eachother for who we are. We only have one life, don’t waste it hating others for something they can’t change, and frankly if you have an issue with how someone identifies then they don’t need to change, you do.