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This has gone on a while, and I don't think we're going to persuade each other. All I can say is, to most people who call themselves nonbinary (including me), nonbinary is not an ideological term. Heck, the fact that it's not ideological is the reason why I ID as nonbinary instead of genderqueer, if given the option. And I'm pretty sure the cis people who would take it as a political statement and get angry would take any other term we came up with for not fitting the gender binary as ideological too; the concept itself is what would offend them, not the specific term.

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It's easier to say I'm nonbinary than explain that I'm genderless to most people. I find it more agreeable than people calling me agender or gq.


But like, whatever floats a person's boat, man. I can see why you might find the wording politicized, but I can't think of a better umbrella term.


EDIT: I wanted to add since I love computer logic in my mogai lifestyle, since binary code is made of 1s and 0s, any 2/1.5/e would be non-binary, so that might be a good way to think of agender/bigender/etc as being non-binary in the absence of a third major gender, as mentioned a few posts ago?

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Hi, everyone!

I'm collecting video interviews from non-straight women and transgender and non-binary people on their relationships with their femininity.

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I need to have this finished by March of 2019.

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