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What if we thought of gender like ice cream?

Why do we have to choose between chocolate and vanilla?

Every flag together is the peaceful warrior: rainbow country, San Francisco 2014. Credit: Flickr/TorbakhopperCC BY-ND 2.0.

Originally published on Everyday Feminism.

Gender identity is a deeply personal issue that many people still have trouble understanding and respecting. Unlearning restrictive binary genders is a process, but one that is well worth the effort.

This comic highlights the importance of looking past restrictive ideas of gender and embracing the idea that every identity is ‘real’ and deserves to be respected. After all, each person knows themselves best.

 

About the author

K is a Contributing Comic Artist at Everyday Feminism. K is a Canadian, non-binary, genderqueer, peoplequeer, mentally ill, critical feminist robot. They have a background in linguistics, information, privacy, and categorization, and human-centric design. They are the artist and writer for Robot Hugs, a twice-weekly webcomic about (among other things) gender, identity, feminism, mental health and cats. Check out their comics here.


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