Someone wrote…

People are often dismissive of horoscopes because “it doesn’t make sense to divide all of humanity into only twelve categories based on the time of birth, and then expect the same things to be true of everybody within each category, it would be too much of a generalisation”.

However, I find the concept of gender very similar – you are born under certain circumstances, and it is automatically assumed you will be inclined to certain professions, hobbies or interests, that a certain set of skills will come more naturally to you, that you will prefer to act or dress in a certain way… – and yet, very few people ever question, let alone dismiss that concept. How come dividing humanity into only TWO categories isn’t perceived as too much of a generalisation?!

The biological sex someone is born as is no more indicative of the person they will become than the time (or any other random circumstance) of their birth.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on June 18th, 2014 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 4 comments »

4 Responses to “Horoscopes”

  1. Anonymous

    YES! This is perfect. Thanks for the great analogy. (I may use it as I start coming out…)


  2. anta

    This is a really interesting idea.

    Now to phrase this (for conversation purposes) in my own words in such a way that people won’t think I’m supporting horoscopes…


  3. Anonymous

    I agree regarding gender, but that’s not the reason I dismiss horoscopes, lol.


  4. Anonymous

    This is really deep. I love this.


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