I don’t quite understand gender essentialism as a philosophy. It really seems that saying the only thing that makes someone a woman is her ability to conceive and deliver a child would be insulting to most women. I thought the whole idea was to eliminate gender roles and move away from viewing women as baby-making machines. But what do I know? According to such people I don’t have a say because I was born with the wrong reproductive organs.

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Educator, writer, LGBTQ+ advocate, avid reader. Novelist in progress. Website: http://janelleswritemind.com/ Empowering the LGBTQ+ community one word at a time.

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