Not all facts are truths. Not even the ones your momma emphasized with a “because I say so”. We are brought up by society to think about life, the future and yourself in a certain way as if it is the only way. In the younger days we absorb all what’s been thought. As we grow older we bare to have a mind of our own and start to think about different aspects of this society as we experience it.
We are introduced to different studies about the origin of our existence. Life on earth is a mystical truth. There has been life, there is life, and for all we know there will be as one day it will all disappear…or not. Who knows! Western civilization divides homo sapiens into male and female. A differentiation based on biological differences (sex) such as chromosomes, hormonal profiles, internal and external sex organs.The parting of our species has established our behavior into masculine and feminine (gender). This influenced our social role within cultural standards. So basically the additional characteristics and behavior of a ‘real man’/ ‘real woman’ are defined by people, not nature.
The segregation of sex expands the knowledge about human kind which is useful for insight and medical situations, we get that, but what good is there for everyday life in segregating boys from girls and putting them in certain boxes? Don’t we want people to get along and unite? What harm can pink pants do to a boy? What makes girls less compatible to play with cars? If life is about discovering and developing, why do we interfere with ones identity?
The answers seem to lead to power. The will to control others for own benefit. Marketing made us think a certain way. Boys clothing, girl shoes, women purse, men socks and so on. We are divided and this segregation makes too much room for judgement. A ‘real man’ can’t wear heals because they are made for women and a ‘real woman’ can cook a full course dinner, really? Why do we stimulate people to discover and develop their identity if society seems to care more about image..
We know now that there are more than two genders as it happens more often that people identify themselves different from their sex. Do we need to get rid of gender? Or can we make it more fluid? Can we have sensitive men and tough women, ballet boys and construction girls, together with stay at home dads and two moms running a family? Can we have transgender people peeing at the toilet of their gender without being looked at? Can we just accept that individuals being different is the norm and we need to unite by heart. Agree with love. We need more unisex!