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  • Yes, I do. If someone identifies as a certain gender, then it is a gender. And many people identify as nonbinary. Good for them!

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      but anyone can identify as anything! like for example, a 14 yr old can identify as a 30 yr old, does that mean they can legally drink and have a driving permit?

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      Age has nothing to do with biology or religion. In science, it is proved that the feelings you feel are valid. Gender is a social construct that people make. It is an identity. Age is not an identity but just an attribute. A 14 year old can not identify as a 30 year old, the same way a human can't identify as a dog. Biological sex is about your genes and which chromosomes you have. XX or XY
      Gender is more about he set of behavior that society expects from you.
      That's why we have trans people and non-binary people. If you are born female (with a vagina), you can still be non-binary or transgender because society expects you to identify as a woman but you don't want to. You can't change your biological sex (you can get a surgery), however gender is something humans created. Biological sex is related to biology, the same way your age is.
      You can't grow from a 14 year old to a 30 year old in calculations of the year system that this world runs on. However, you can always transition from a male to female (by surgery if you want) or from a man to a woman. (or any other non-binary gender)

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      Sorry meant to say *the same way your growth is.

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    YES!! Gender is a social construct, which (I think) makes it much more fluid than sexuality, and it's sad that not nearly enough people are aware that more than two genders exist and that it has been present in many cultures, especially eastern cultures, for as long as we can remember.

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      but gender has roots in biological sex, we played out these expressions of biological sex long before we had sustainable societies, it's a known fact that the brains of males and females are -for lack of a better term- wired differently,so to decide that there's a new gender (in my opinion) should have at least a root in sth objective as biology
      which is very evident in body dysphoria, they feel that their brain doesn't correspond to how their body looks like!

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      Look dude I'm no scientist so i can't really debate you scientifically but it's long been debunked that there are such things as a male or female brain, yes sometimes sex influences gender but it's a case by case scenario, yes I agree that some people are affected by their sex but on different levels, and some people are not affected at all hence why I believe that non binary genders are a real thing. And no non binary genders aren't "new" look into East Asian and native american cultures, or why look far, ancient egyptian culture had a word for gender non conforming people.
      I can't really speak about body dysphoria, though, because I have no experience of it

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    I don't fully grasp what being non-binary is like, especially that there are tens of labels that fall under the term non-binary, but if some people are more comfortable identifing as non-binary then who am I to tell them their gender is not valid? I respect their gender identity and their preferred pronouns. I think we can all agree that it is non of anyone's business to tell someone how they should identify their gender.

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    Non-binary can have many meanings. If a person does identify with a particular gender, whether that is genderfluid, demigender, genderqueer, etc, it is considered a gender.
    Whereas if a person is identifying as agender (does not identify with any gender), then no they don't really want to identify as a particular gender although they are non-binary.
    Anything outside the binary is considered non-binary.

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