Women dating an androgynous man
I do not think it helps that we are living in a society with ever changing gender expectations.While it is wonderful that women are no longer expected to be housewives and men are allowed to have and express feelings, at least that is one of the aims of the gender equality movements, it puts people like me in a very difficult, and often times lonely and isolated, position.However, it was just a story created by a child's brain in an attempt to understand why I was so different than the rest of the girls, a story I wanted to believe. Before the name Jules became my familiar name, I wanted to change my name to my middle name, Christine, so that people would call me Chris.My mum, well she thought I was gay because all of my friends were male and I was not interested in girl things, no matter how hard she tried to force them on me. I just could not stomach being called by a feminine name.Not having that place, along with a far from ideal childhood, nearly killed me.A few years ago, my gender identity issues would not have been recognised, not even by the psychological community.
Or I'll hear women talking about men and complaining about the things women complain about, offer the other side of the coin because I get it from the male's perspective and I'll be, once again, called a misogynist, when my goal is to try and help all parties find mutual understanding.
When my sister and I were little, my sister would tell our peers that I was born with both male and female sex organs.
She would tell people that our mum had to make a choice: Was she going to raise a daughter or was she going to raise a son?
Any time someone uses the words sex and gender as if they are interchangeable, my brain goes into a blind rage.
Out of all the issues today, I think that gender identity issues are the least talked about and most misunderstand.