There Is No Need for a Binary System of Gender

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 Eva Soto Perelló Professor Donna Singleton English Comp. 15 April 2010 Why There Is No Need For a
Binary
System
of
Gender

 Every
human
being
is,
from
birth,
placed
in
different
categories
depending
on
the
 social
conditions.
Society’s
assumptions
about
gender,
race,
creed
and
culture
are
 used
to
define
one’s
identity,
ignoring
individuality.
The
factors
that
have
the
 greatest
impact
on
one’s
lifestyle,
such
as
gender,
are
those
that
are
supposedly
 predetermined
by
nature
and
not
chosen.
Depending
on
the
biological
sex
each
 person
is
born
with,
people
are
immediately
classified
as
male
or
female.
The
 definition
of
both
subjects
includes
a
specific
characterization
of
the
social
role,
 which
has
also
been
assumed
as
natural.
However,
after
several
decades
of
study
we
 are
finally
coming
to
the
conclusion
that
there
are
many
different
types
of
people
in
 the
world,
more
than
we
have
cared
to
consider.
Using
a
binary
system
of
gender
to
 classify
them
leaves
one’s
uniqueness
unrepresented,
and
it
often
creates
problems
 of
discrimination
and
misunderstandings.
The
needs
to
work
against
these
 problems
have
lead
to
medically
treat
the
individuals
who
acted
differently
to
the
 standard.
We
aim
to
“normalize”
these
people
so
they
can
fit
the
stereotypical
role
 created
by
a
binary
system
of
gender.
However,
is
this
really
the
solution
to
this
 conflict?
Are
not
we
just
trying
to
make
everybody
equal
in
a
subject
full
of
 complexities?
Should
not
we
look
for
a
more
logic
and
permanent
solution?
The
 relevance
we
put
to
gender
in
our
role
in
society
is
overwhelming
for
most


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 individuals.
It
affects
every
area
of
our
lives
whereas,
in
reality,
the
anatomical
sex
 should
not
be
a
determining
factor
in
most
of
our
lifestyle’s
choices.


The
solution
to
 the
gender
trouble
is
not
to
“cure”
the
individuals
that
feel
no
appropriate
 representation
in
the
binary
system
of
gender,
but
to
get
rid
of
these
exclusive
...
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