The idea that gender is a spectrum is a new gender prison

The idea that ‘gender is a spectrum’ is supposed to set us free. But it is both illogical and politically troubling.

Gender as a hierarchy with two positions operates to naturalise and perpetuate the subordination of female people to male people, and constrains the development of individuals of both sexes. Reconceiving of gender as an identity spectrum represents no improvement.

The solution to an oppressive system that puts people into pink and blue boxes is not to create more and more boxes that are any colour but blue or pink. The solution is to tear down the boxes altogether.

Source: The idea that gender is a spectrum is a new gender prison | Aeon Essays

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