Someone explain how someone can "present as female" (or for that matter "present as male") without pulling from a bunch of BS archaic definitions of what a woman is to be or do *aka long hair, dresses, make-up, high heels*<<<----- these are things literally any human can do regardless of their biological sex (their dna and genitals....lets also note that as far as our genetic "sex" goes there is more than just male and female......and society needs to drop the stigma for these people).
Only things that makes me a human female are my genes and my reproductive organs. So the only way for you to KNOW I am a woman or "present as female" is for me to pull down my pants and bend over or tell you myself. I can dress in whatever, where my hair however engage in whatever activity I like and beyond that my body may not be what is "expected" of a woman. There are lots of woman who you may look at and not know they are women...cuz you cant see their genitals and they dont dress in the historically dictated BS standard of what a woman is to look like.
I want everyone to wear what they like, do what they love, love who they love regardless of their genes or what does or doesn't dangle between their legs. I want dresses, heels, suits, EVERYTHING built to fit beautifully on all kinds of diverse bodies.
I hope we as a society kick out the concept of "gender" soon because female is not a look, it is not a style, it is not something one "presents as". It is genes, ovaries, uterus etc; dealing with the functions, malfunctions and social expectation connected with that biological system.
Terms like "present as a woman" seem to do nothing but perpetuate the oppressive past expectations that strong ass women fought to overcome.
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