Monday, August 12, 2019

Genderfluid - What Is Our Big Deal?

Marvelous genderfluid fashion 
I post daily about acceptance and justification for being transgender. However, a 2015 Fusion Millennial poll of adults ages 18-34 in the USA, found that the majority see gender as a spectrum, rather than a man/woman binary. This generation feel that “some people fall outside conventional categories.” 

Also a recent UCLA study found that over a quarter of California kids aged 12 to 17 say they are viewed by others at school as gender nonconforming. 

About 20 years ago as I was picking youngest daughter up at middle-school, I noticed that the boys and girls were nearly indistinguishable; same jeans, tee-shirts, exactly the same shoes.  

My daughter is "girly-girl" and has always been. However her generation granted themselves greater flexibility than generations before. This attitude has further evolved into the modern term, "Genderfluid".  Dictionary.com defines Genderfulid this way.

Genderfluid people often express a desire to remain flexible about their gender identity rather than committing to a single definition. They may fluctuate between differing gender expressions over their lifetime, or express multiple aspects of various gender markers at the same time.
Genderfluid Yes/No?
Hilfiger - Tribeca Jeans
Lacoste Sneakers

I have given up trying to over-compensate for my feminine manner. It has always been a part of my nature and will be until death-do-us-part. Daily, I choose items that are androgynous and allow the inquiring glances to identify as they will. Many of us still mask our true selves fearing rejection or embarrassment when the world is much more open and understanding than we know.  

Shown are a pair of Hilfiger Jeans and white sneakers - Basically my every day look. There are from the Dillard's shopping site and are listed in women's sizing 2-16.  They are presented on the same page with the Lacoste Lancelle BL 2 Sneaker with no notation as to gendered sizing. Does this outfit qualify as Genderfluid?  You be the judge.  

So why all the self justification, and struggle? What is the big deal?    

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