Based on my experience switching sides,
Gender is a man-made cultural divide.
The parts are different, sure—
You need a sperm to fertilize the egg ect ect
But the differences between
Majority A and Majority B
Are few and far between.
It seems, if I may continue to rhyme —
That how we are raised is where
Most of the division resides.
Boys will be boys and
Girls will be mothers!
Play house, learn to cook,
Be kind to others, boys—
You too, but you need to be
Fearless leaders! Your confidence and
Self-esteem will be the
Steam in our civilization’s engines, if only
You could be less like your mother, so
You can be strong like your father.
The differences between men and women
Are assigned by our eyes instead of the facts.
All people are exceptions
No two snowflakes are the same, but wait—
That’s a lie, too, correct?
Snowflakes all freeze in similar patterns
It’s got more to do with ice than it does
Magic fairy artists in the cold dark sky.
Men and women are not either or,
You can’t predict anything based on
Someone’s penis or labia, so why is it
That people cling to these tired tropes
That make us all miserable?
I think people are sheep
And the world is easier to understand
When you stick to “he” or “she”
Snowflakes are unique but
Melted down, they are all
The size of little tears
Tears shed by a young man
Fearing for his own worth and beauty
In comparison to everyone around him.
I’ve heard the saying
Inside each grown man is a scared little boy
But the truth is
Inside each grown man is a scared little girl
Terrified of the world learning her gender
No matter how big and macho you are—
We are all born female and the rest is testosterone
I can’t help but worry about
The mental health impacts of misogyny
I myself, never got my proper dose of t
Until it was almost too late for me
Imagine spending your whole life on t
Never realizing you are no different
Than the women you’ve been pushing away since birth
It’s almost as if to me(n)—
Femininity is the cause of self-doubt