Gender Gender Gendah
It makes me dysphoric
To insist that I am a cis man.
I am nonbinary, I am transgender
I was born female and I don’t have any fascinating
Chromosomal variations, to my knowledge
The non-binary people of the internet
Are waging war against those they call
Trans people who insist they are not
Biologically the sex they transitioned into
People who believe they are both
Transgender, and also not the sex
They desired to be at birth.
Non-dysphoric trans folk of the internet
Have taken this idea as an
All-out war on their identites.
It is quite simply not.
Perhaps it makes me dysphoric
To insist that I was born with a functioning penis!
Perhaps it makes me feel inadequate
To insist that I should be as strong as a cis man!
Perhaps it makes me feel like I’m not really a man
To compare me directly to a cisgender man
These are all facts, based on my experience
It isn’t nonbinary-phobic to acknowledge
Your own individual experience
It does make you a transphobe, however
To throw stones at everyone who makes you feel bad about anything
Oftentimes being trans forces you into realizations
You weren’t expecting.
I didn’t think it would make me feel better
To acknowledge my biological sex, but it did!
I didn’t think it was transphobic
To show pictures of men on their periods
Until another trans man pointed it out to me
As a trans man who never menstruates
I am genuinely confused at the obsession
With dicks and cum and menstruation
Maybe, for once
We could stop talking about gender like it’s parts
And start talking about gender as who you are