, there are two main roots of sexism: One is the privileging of masculinity and maleness over femininity and femaleness, and another is non-binary oppression — or forced conformity to binary gender expectations.
Non-binary people are so marginalized that our genders do not occur to most people, except as a bad joke.
These influence the ways that people act, interact, and feel about themselves.
Not everyone who isn’t solely male or female identifies as non-binary either.
And agender people sometimes dislike the words non-binary and trans because they have the implication of gender within them.
Yet our gender identities (or lack of gender) are at the heart of sexist thinking.
Understanding non-binary oppression is a key piece of the puzzle for understanding gender-based oppression overall.
Woman B: I have a congenital Disorder/Difference of Sex Development (DSD) called pure gonadal dysgenesi, or Swyer Syndrome.
I'm an intersex woman without fully functioning gonads, or sex glands.
We have no high-profile role models or political representation.
Most people in the feminist community — and even many in the trans community — omit us in discussions of gender justice.
I don't have an official diagnosis, and often with intersex condition, that's the case.
The best I could get is gonadal dysgenesis, which is a fancy way of saying that my gonads (would-be ovaries or testes in the womb) never developed into anything.
While most females commonly possess two X chromosomes, my sex chromosomes are XY.