Manhattan; Munich, Germany
We live in a society that constantly enforces strict norms about how women and men should behave, and with whom. But such expectations are limiting, boring, and antiquated.
Actually, we live in a society that used to enforce constantly strict norms about how women and men should behave, and with whom, and the reason for such limiting and boring expectations was to avoid dreck like this. In my day, we only had “men” and “women,” and you were the one that (God/biology/nature/insert your own sovereign or accidental potentate of your choice here) chose for you, you stuck with it, and you damn well liked it, and you stuck with the particular one of the bimodal paradigm you were in when you went to the restroom, or used the locker room and showers. Then again, in my day, I had to walk 20 miles one way every day to and from school, uphill both ways, through a foot of snow, dodging carnivorous dinosaurs, so what do I know?
In other news, this is more evidence to point to the reason why plain ole regular Gs are so soicopolitically defensive of Ts in a mother hen sense. It’s because so many Gs seriously see themselves becoming Ts. The irony is that if the Ts become Ls, they won’t become TERFs.