Instead of saying that all gender is this or all gender id that, let’s recognize that the word gender has scores of meanings built into it. It’s an amalgamation of bodies, identities, and life experiences, subconscious urges, sensations, and behaviours, some of which develop organically, and others which are shaped by language and culture. Instead of saying that gender is any one single thing, let’s start describing it as a holistic experience.
It’s easy to fictionalize an issue when you’re not aware of the many ways in which you are privileged by it.
Gender identity is our internal response to a social construction that attempts to make a connection between a person’s biological makeup and their eventual role in society.
What matters most is not ‘what’ you are, but ‘who’ you are.