Have you heard the term “gender binary”?
Are you curious about what it means, or how it might be affecting you and the people around you?
The gender binary—the idea that there are “men” and there are “women” but no other genders—is a powerful social construct that is being challenged in recent conversations about gender. Artist Justin Hubbell has created a cartoon that breaks down what the gender binary is, and describes the explicit and insidious negative impact it has on everyone in our society.
He suggests an alternative: “Let’s express our gender as we please, no matter what that gender is, and let’s respect everybody’s choice to do so.”
You can see the full carton on Everyday Feminism here.