This is something I’ve kinda been thinking about and I’ve seen discussions about it on tumblr a lot.
That’s what it is. Why am I calling this a rant post? Well, I’m not quite sure if it’ll become one but gender makes me pretty frustrated. Especially when it comes to the idea of which gender someone is. My general line of thought is that if they choose to dress in the typical way a certain gender does that they’ll be called using pronouns of that said gender, no matter how they act, I guess.
But then I saw this one post on tumblr that just blew that out of the water. This guy took a picture of himself in a skirt, tank-top and bra and the post continued to say that even if they dress as the stereotypical girl they shouldn’t be classified as a girl unless they say otherwise. It makes me feel really confused.
How am I suppose to address someone if the idea of gender doesn’t identify with body parts, dress styles, and mannerisms? Am I going to get yelled if I call someone who I believe to be a male but in their mind identifies as female? If this idea of gender where we no longer have to go by mannerisms/looks then how are we suppose to address people? Will we learn to read minds?
How do I address people?