What's the most dumb special snowflake sexuality/ gender you've heard?
Someone I met said they were exclusively heterosexual but exclusively homoromantic.
How the fuck is that meant to work?
You misunderstood. Whether actually understood in any meaningful way or not, people are, by and large, AWARE of the concepts above the water line. You can basically assume that anyone you speak one of these to will know roughly what you're talking about. Those identities below the waterline are unknown/invisible to the general public until such time as they are exposed to the specific concept. It's best to expect a blank stare when you use any of these terms.
The acronyms, they would understand if you told them though. If you just tell a normie you're trans, they'll stare and you and either ask "so what are you really?" or "...so you're a man?"
>no matter how many genders are discovered/coined, none would match for the person
Which leads to the conclusion that:
a) it's not a gender
b) (if it IS a gender) since it cannot be discovered, noone can say they are one
c) (if it IS a gender) since noone with it can be discovered it doesn't or can't exist
Also if it's a non-human gender, how can a human fall into that category...?
I love sjw paradoxes
Let me come up with something... Oh right:
X will be a number. Whatever number you say, it's not that number, since it's not equal to a number. But it is a number. Hmm, sounds about right...
My favourite was that one person who claimed their gender is "anxiety".
Just Homestuck my shit up
It's considered politically incorrect because it carries the connotation of being used for animals/in scientific settings. I would stick with intersex, just because that's the term people who are intersex tend to use.
Why do there have to be so many different terms for "a gender that isn't well-defined"?
I don't have an issue with nonbinary people, but having to come up with a completely new term for your gender (when there are dozens of others that are basically the same) is stupid.
I mean, come on:
"Molligender: a gender that is soft, subtle, and subdued"
That's fucking fake.
The one thing I like about this comic series is that they serve as a fine example of how insufferable trans people are.
Trans people likes this are like tg/'sTHAT GUY of lbgtqrxtuvwxy and z.
A fine example of a negative role model.
>How the fuck is that meant to work?
You fall in love with people of one gender, but aren't attracted to them physically, basically like asexuals, except you're also attracted to other people physically, but have no romantic desires for them
tl;dr feel like an asexual for one gender, feel like a slut for the other, doesn't work that well for relationships I imagine
You can argue they haven't met the right person yet or something like that, but people with such experiences certainly exist, so I wouldn't call it the dumbest label I've heard personally
I think it mostly happens with internet relationships when people develop a crush before they get a chance to meet up and discover they have 0 chemistry desu
>Chart doesn't include little boat labeled "The SS CIS" with tiny people looking at the ice berg saying "Holy shit, look at that huge mass of crazy fucking shit, let's avoid it at all costs, I bet it's crazy goes far below the surface, reaching previously unknown depths of shit I don't want to deal with and don't give a fuck about."
OK, so first you complain that there are too many special snowflake genders whatever that means, then when someone invents a gender term which effectively means "I don't want to talk about it", you hate on that too?
>a gender term which effectively means "I don't want to talk about it"
Different anon, but I don't have a problem with that. I DO have a problem with the fact that there are dozens and dozens of newly-coined terms that mean "I don't want to talk about it." That shit needs to be standardized before the dialogue around it can go anywhere.
Well the sky's the limit when it comes to made-up genders, I'm not sure what would take the #1 spot.
But the absolute dumbest sexuality I've heard of is "demiromantic" which literally means you can't become emotionally attracted to someone if you're not emotionally attracted to them first.
>I made it up
>the experience of gender so large it cannot be seen all at once
>the more you understand your gender, the bigger it becomes
>nobody ever understands me
>I'm autistic and I'm intersex
>my brain is in my body
>I get a big sense of euphoria from the security provided by gravity
That video makes me want to die. THAT SHIT IS NOT YOUR FUCKING GENDER
Hah, you posted this while I was writing my post below. Galaxygender hivemind. That cunt in your screenshot (forget the name) is really the worst, assuming they aren't an extremely dedicated troll. Peak Tumblr.
>THAT SHIT IS NOT YOUR FUCKING GENDER
I agree with you, although this video makes me wonder: since this clearly isn't what defines gender, what does? If gender isn't defined by sex, then what characteristics or experiences make someone a man or a woman (or nonbinary)?
Like, I'm pissed off, but I'm also at an intellectual dead-end.
>as a bi person i have to ask: literally why would anyone think bisexuality is "marginalized" or "less visible"
Hated by everyone because /no decide/? ;-)
I see people say this a lot, and I honestly don't buy into it. I read about the studies that claim male and female brains are different, and while I wouldn't say it's completely impossible, I think this line of research is too new for any definitive answers.
I'm ftm, so maybe I should understand this more, but being trans for me is way more about how I want my body to look than my brain or whatever.
Except that lesbian isn't an identity, it's just another name really. I wouldn't be annoyed if someone called me gay/homo, because it is what I am. The thing about these snowflakes is that if you confused demisexual with demiromantic you would get a blog post about how problematic you are.
Also 'you don't need your own name for' implies that lesbians had any part in naming ourselves lesbians, a word that has its roots in ancient Greece. Like I've received corrections from other people for calling myself gay instead of lesbian, none of which were lesbians themselves.
That's because your brain is wired a specific way. A female brain wouldn't want changes, because it would be happy with ovaries and estrogen, but a transgender brain would, because it is wired to not accept the hormones one is born with. The difference is in the head, not the body. The body doesn't wish for things, the mind does.