Perception

Someone wrote…

I’m still not sure, what gender actually is, somehow.. I guess, I get the concept, I just can’t figure out how it applies to me personally. Mostly because my perception of myself changes. Does that mean, that I’m genderfluid? Or am I just not ‘there’ yet? This site really helps. Reading about all of you guys is really nice. But I am still very confused..

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on March 19th, 2013 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 2 comments »

2 Responses to “Perception”

  1. Anonymous

    I dunno if this helps, but…when understanding what I should *do* gender-wise, I try to stick to basic observations about how I feel. Simple “when I do X, I feel Y” type stuff. “Sometimes, when people refer to me as a woman, I feel good. Other times, when people refer to me as a woman, I feel frustrated, and then when they refer to me as a man, I feel really happy.” A lot of it relies on trial and error, and sometimes I didn’t think I would like something until I actually tried it, or I thought I would like something and then didn’t.

    Gender itself is so complicated, and touches on so many different aspects of human experience. I don’t think you should have to feel like you really understand gender as a prerequisite for doing whatever makes you comfortable.

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  2. Max

    I identify with what you said. I don’t feel I understand the concept of gender the way others do. And I also don’t really know what I am a lot of the time.

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