Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
Let me state, for the record, I don’t believe anyone has an innate “Gender Identity”. Gender is a social construct, super-imposed on biological sex to uphold Patriarchal structures.
Gendered expectations limit and constrain women whilst grooming boys to occupy a dominant role, as men. Historically, feminists made a distinction between “sex” and “gender” to deconstruct, biologically determinist, theories of sex differences. It was never a radical feminist position that women, or men, were born with a “natural” gender. (Note to evolutionary biologists. I am not a proponent of blank slate theory. I am, however, wary when biology is used to justify women’s position in the sex hierarchy). Feminists dispute that gendered roles are a natural, inevitable, consequence of our biology. Our Gendered role is distinct from our Biological Sex.
Gender versus Sex discourse is now distorted into the antithesis of a feminist analysis…
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