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==About==
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[[Gender fundamentalism]] is a [[similarity cluster]] of beliefs which focus on the idea of [[gender]] as a fundamental quality that is:
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* binary (male/female)
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* unambiguous (people cannot be a different gender than they appear to be)
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* inseparable from sexual role in reproduction
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* ineffable (there is no measurement for it, other than birth genitalia)
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* immutable (cannot be altered)
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...and that is given to every human at birth, with each of the binary sexes having a set of qualities that go with them. Those whose existence violates any of these beliefs are either deluded (the focus of much [[anti-trans]] and [[anti-gay]] advocacy) or possibly subhuman (most notably [[intersex]] people), though this is rarely stated explicitly.
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Subsets of gender fundamentalist belief include:
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* [[gender essentialism]]: gender is essential and immutable
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* [[gender prescriptivism]]: your gender determines your role in life (aka [[biology is destiny]])

Revision as of 18:02, 2 August 2020

About

Gender fundamentalism is a similarity cluster of beliefs which focus on the idea of gender as a fundamental quality that is:

  • binary (male/female)
  • unambiguous (people cannot be a different gender than they appear to be)
  • inseparable from sexual role in reproduction
  • ineffable (there is no measurement for it, other than birth genitalia)
  • immutable (cannot be altered)

...and that is given to every human at birth, with each of the binary sexes having a set of qualities that go with them. Those whose existence violates any of these beliefs are either deluded (the focus of much anti-trans and anti-gay advocacy) or possibly subhuman (most notably intersex people), though this is rarely stated explicitly.

Subsets of gender fundamentalist belief include: