The new normal: Gender fluid

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By Blued

If we look at love, as in love between two human beings, why is it so hard to imagine you can fall in love with the person rather than the organs that define your sex?

Society loves labels, that’s a fact. Putting everything and everyone into boxes, with set rules and definitions, they can be helpful at times, but essentially tend to discriminate more than include.

There are many different ways to “label” ones’ sexual orientation. Straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, queer just to name a few. Each defining who you love and who you don’t.

But the time of labelling seems to come to an end. Generation Y no longer feels the need to come out, and if they do, they don’t necessarily stick to their choices. Gender fluidity is the new norm. The labels of the past no longer define one’s sexual orientation but rather acknowledge an ever-changing attraction.

Pushing towards a label-free sexuality opens up a world where it’s a non-issue for everyone, everywhere. A world where nobody is discriminated for who they love and everybody is allowed to be who they want to be.

Fashion is taking a lead, with unisex clothes ruling the catwalks of major fashion houses. Guys in skirts and gals in uniforms.  Celebrities like Miley Cyrus, Jaden Smith and Kirsten Stewart are vocal advocates for gender fluidity and spreading the word like wildfire.

For all the doubters and haters that again, “label” it as a phase, gender fluidity is nothing new. In ancient Greece and Rome, it was seen as odd to be interested in only one sex. Why do we have to choose? If we look at love, as in love between two human beings, why is it so hard to imagine you can fall in love with the person rather than the organs that define your sex?

Isn’t it a persons’ character, humour or empathy that binds us to them?

Isn’t love equal?

 

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