Gender is such fluid and complex social construction. The gender socialization process begins before a person is even born and plays such a large role in their development. Gender has absolutely nothing to do with ones biological anatomy yet, socially, sex defines gender which in turn assumes everyone’s attracted to the opposite sex because our culture is black and white, strictly binary. You are male or female, you are masculine or feminine, you are tall or short, you are blonde or brunette, you are a democrat or a republican, and I could go on but I hope you see my point.
Where’s the wiggle room? Why are we, as a society, obsessed with labels? We have the constant need to understand everything and have a name for everything. Anything outside our binary system of labels dumfounds us then we try to understand why things aren’t the way they’re “supposed to be.” We should be able to look at a woman and not expect her to want kids, love to cook, be attracted to men, and she could be a body builder for all we know. We should be able to look at a man and not automatically assume that he doesn’t wear make-up or high heels in his spare time, that he doesn’t stay home with the kids or that he doesn’t like men…you know what they say about assuming.