Non-Binary Person Urges People To ‘Stop Associating Periods With Womanhood’

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It’s not necessary to be born with a uterus to be a woman.

With their position on cycles, a non-binary individual has sparked controversy this week.

Continue reading to find out what they had to say…

The number of people who identify as non-binary has been gradually growing in recent years.

People, including transgender people, have traditionally been classified as either males or females.

However, some people are now claiming to be “non-binary,” meaning they don’t fit neatly into the categories of “man” or “woman,” or “male” or “female.”

But, exactly, what does “non-binary” mean?

People who do not identify as male or female are referred to as “non-binary.”

To simplify things for you, here’s how it works…

Since binary means “having two parts,” the notion that there are only two genders is often referred to as a “gender binary.” As a consequence, the word “non-binary” is used to identify genders that do not fit neatly into either the male or female categories.

Some people have said that “male” and “female” are not the only genders out there, in addition to identifying as “non-binary.”

What’s the story?

Caroline Colvin, the non-binary person that sparked this topic experimented with other people’s reactions to periods during her adolescence and early adulthood, noticing the guilt and disgust they displayed. As a result, she began addressing her cycles freely with her cis male peers. She wasn’t acting in the name of feminism; she was just tired of the sexist humiliation.

Her fourth-wave feminist irritability, on the other hand, only lasted so long. In 2019, her undeniable gender-queerness reached a fever pitch, and she came out that summer.

Yes, a lot of women bleed. However, having a uterus does not automatically make you a woman. Furthermore, equating “having periods” with “womanhood” ignores the perspectives of transgender men, intersex people, and gender non-conforming persons.

How does this affect people?

This connection can also damage cis women who just don’t menstruate and have medical conditions. The concept of womanhood should not be based on biological functions. Womanhood should be defined by how people identify with themselves. There’s no going back.

Whatever one might assume, there is no denying that some people’s gender roles are becoming increasingly fluid…

And now, one person who identifies in this way has spoken out about their experience as a menstruating non-binary person.

What do others have to say?

Of course, their words ignited a lot of discussion on the internet…

 

Sources:
health.com
vogue.in
abc.net.au

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