Many Many Ways

Sex — male or female — is about the body. Gender — man or woman — is about expression, about the assumptions, expectations and conventions we use to shape our choices, our role and our relationships in the world. Gender shifts between time and culture, different in 1760’s Paris than in 1400’s Mongolia, for example.

There’s basically only one way to be female, and that’s the exactly same way for all mammals and for all time.

There is only one way to be female, but there are many, many, many ways to be a good woman or a good man.

In the end, aren’t the choices we make and the role we play much more important than the binary happenstance of our birth genitals?

Shouldn’t we care about being a good woman or a good man much more than just being female or male?

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