Do we need the term gender at all?

Shemale NamuShemale Namu

February 26, 2023

In my mother tongue, Finnish, there is common to use one word only when speaking about human sex and its social or identity dimension. Instead of separate terms for the biological and social aspects, I consider that one word would define it more precisely because it is impossible to determine the boundary between biology and sociology exactly when studying human beings.

Doctors invented the idea of gender in the 1960s when they wanted to perform non-consent surgery for intersex children's genitalia. They tried to convince parents that gender is something we learn by nurture, and they were convinced with the idea of gender that parents can raise children of the chosen gender. Doctors have performed these operations until nowadays without consent by 'patients' even in cases with no medical reasons for operations.

Jemima Repo, lecturer in the politics of gender at Newcastle University, explained in the article Unlearning Gender the problematic history of gender-term. Repo writes how the feminist movement adapted the doctors' invention of gender to challenge the idea that women and men were naturally destined to act and exist differently. Repo writes, "...if gender roles were actually learned, the women's liberation was possible through the overthrow of the social and cultural structures, norms, and practices that reproduced women's subordination."

The idea of gender sounds disgusting because I heard from several feminists that gender dysphoria is caused by society. – The fact is, sexual orientation and sex identity are both natural-born, even there are some social differences in different cultures.

I also consider that the discussion about equality has become complicated after defining hundreds of genders because it is difficult to count them all when designing our society equally.

I have forgotten in many cases the idea of gender and define myself on the spectrum of male-female typical sex characteristics, as it exists in nature – I like to say for example, "I am a feminine human, with both sex characteristics", but as a porn actor, I feel pressure to label myself in gender-category.

I make porn in the shemale-category and always preferred the shemale term more than the transgender term. Trans-terms sounds even offensive to me because it is based on the outdated notion of biological sex, either male or female; Transsexual meant jumping from one category to another.

However, sex reassignment therapy is sliding towards another sex characteristic instead of jumping from the box to the opposite.

Shemale is not the best option to define gender, but for me, it is a hundred times more pleasant than any trans-term or another gender category like male/female/etc.

I wish to see our societies without gender at all, just by defining our sex on the spectrum of male-female typical traits – in a way, everyone has unique characteristics of those both sides.

Read more: • Sex is a spectrum by Claire Ainsworth, Nature • Unlearning Gender, Jemina Repo, The Philosopher, vol. 107, no.


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