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kinshavo wrote

And isn't a coincidence that people assume a masculine person would be an author, microsexist attitudes are very real and widespread everywhere


ziq OP wrote (edited )

everyone assumes so because i'm aggressive

i think gender is oppressive and thus reject it, and i wouldn't consider myself feminine or masculine but others would obviously disagree considering even people on raddle gender me. it's part of the annoying binary in people's brains where aggressive / chaotic = masculine and tranquil / peaceful = feminine. and it's a self-fulfilling prophecy because this societal pressure is what gets some people to embody either a feminine or a masculine persona when they might not have put themselves in that box without that pressure

there's also this weird expectation where if you don't go out of your way to dress, groom and otherwise style yourself as feminine, you must id as masculine. some people just don't give a shit about how we appear to others


Tequila_Wolf wrote

Not that names need be gendered, but he probably assumed it also because he understood the writer to be called John Ziq.