Gender is an Instinct Not a Choice

The media and government are constantly taking advantage of Americans tendency to not use critical thinking for touchy topics. They will start a movement with one notion but as soon as this movement gains substantial momentum, they will start changing the context and agenda. One movement that reflects this tactic is the argument over gender, especially in children. First, let’s understand the difference between the terms listed below:

Genderless Society: allowing children to choose their own sex and providing no environmental or social influence for either.

Gender Inclusive: gender-inclusive language means speaking and writing in a way that does not discriminate against a particular sex, social gender or gender identity, and does not perpetuate gender stereotypes.

When we first started to identify inequality between sexes, we started to shift towards gender inclusive terms and labels. The goal of this movement was to include both genders in all aspects of our lives. I firmly agreed with this. This change influenced our children to believe they could pick any career or hobby, regardless of their gender. It helped deteriorate gender stereotypes for activities.

Examples of gender inclusive terms:

  • Businesswoman vs businessman
  • Lawmen vs lawwomen
  • Mailman vs mailwoman
  • Waiter vs waitress
  • Parent vs mom or dad
  • Congressman vs member of Congress

These terms do not override genders but simply support that either gender can have any role they would like. This adjustment contributed the change in how we delegate opportunities to men and women. Hockey, a male dominate sport, would now be accepted as an interest to woman too. The same idea would be found amongst nurses, doctors, trades, and so forth. This change leveled the playing field, as many would say. It helped the next generation of children not set limits to their desires based solely on their sex.

Fast forward a couple decades, and we now are incorporating genderless language but with the same motive being claimed. Genderless language is anything but an inclusive method. Below are examples of a genderless society:

  • Mx. vs Mr. and Ms.
  • Gender reveal parties marked as discriminatory
  • Genderless toys and aisles
  • Genderless bathrooms

The difference between the two is fairly settle, and this is why people hardly notice the difference at all. When we take gender completely out of society, we are preventing our children from understanding and identifying the difference between a man and woman. If they cannot naturally make this distinction, then how will they know which sex they identify as?

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