Brute Reason

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Gender essentialism, then, is the insistence that a few traits can be swiftly used to categorise someone’s gender, and that these traits are inflexible. It is, furthermore, the belief that people can and should be slotted into the ‘correct’ gender category regardless as to which gender they identify with. It’s often followed up with attitudes that people who do not fit within essentialist worldviews are simply being difficult or tiresome, or are wanting to be ‘special snowflakes.’ These attitudes suggest that people struggle with gender identity not because there is a fundamental mismatch between their actual gender and the gender assigned at birth, but because they want attention and affirmation from the people around them.

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