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We live in a society that heavily enforces a gender binary (the insinuation that all people must be either male or female).

Even among more progressive circles, it is taught that if your gender identity differs from your sex assigned at birth, that you should strive to live within the social norms for the gender you identify with. “Sex Assigned At Birth” then becomes the liberal way to maintain the binary.

Many of us (both cisgender people and transgender people alike) accept these male and female sex designations without ever questioning them.


Eileen Sun

I am a transgender feminist author and counselor. My work explores intersections of sexuality, gender, spirituality, trauma, abuse and self-discovery.

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