That said, a recent edition of Shelf Awareness for Readers offers TWO books out now that might help people like me and my peers, AND teens - the ones for whom gender identity is such a big question along with sex, life, the universe and other things - understand gender and sex issues.
WARNING: Some sex terms here.
NOTE: I do know that gender is NOT all about sex.
Archie (who uses they/them as their preferred pronoun) wants us all to understand the whys, hows, whens, and wherefores of non-specific pronoun usage. His friend, Tristan, (he/him) helped put together this clever guide to language and address when approaching the wide spectrum of gender differences.
The graphic book format makes the guide easy to read and fun to flip through.
I use she/her for my pronoun. When I was a child, I wished I was a boy - but I realized in my teens that that wish was rooted in the freedom that boys had, compared to the social strictures placed on girls.
Dar Williams wrote a song about this very thing. Enjoy - after you wipe the tears from your eyes when you realize that we put our selves in cages just to survive.
Be kind. Just be kind.
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