Not trying to be rude or anything, but I&rsquo…

Not trying to be rude or anything, but I’m really confused on this gender thing. I’m a cis person and I don’t understand why do you think there r more then 2 genders. I’m not trying to be disrespectfull, I’m just really curious and want to hear y u think that.

the idea of two genders is a very western and a relatively recent idea. many cultures around the world have and still recognize more than two genders.

gender is based on and closely tied to sex in our society. according to what we are taught people are born with only one set of genitals, chromosomes, and secondary sexual characteristics. but 1 in every 200 people are intersex which means that they don’t neatly fit into the “only two sexes”. sex is what someone is assigned at birth based on these physical characteristics and based on that everyone is also assumed to be “one of the only two genders” based on their sex assignment. so the idea of there only being only two sexes is very inaccurate and doesn’t account for the 

3,500,000,000 people that are estimated to be intersex (based on the 1 in 200 statistic). 

that’s just two of the many reasons why there are definitely more than two genders.