I am back writing about Pidgeon because I am very invested in Pidgeon’s story and what they bring to the table in terms of the of gender binary. Pigeon explains the idea of a strict gender binary and explains how this works biologically and socially.
Hold their Wing Hold your bird’s two wing by two hands and shake it in air. If the tail of the bird is straight, then it’s a male pigeon. But if you notice the tail is in upward position, then it.
What is the gender binary? The gender binary is the idea that in the world there are 2 types of people, boy people and girl people XX vs. XY. In this understanding of sex and gender there is no in between
Biologically how does this work?So as stated above we have XX vs. XY when you come out with xx chromosomes there is an assumption that you will also have functioning female reproductive parts, you will have estrogen, and when you grow up you will act in a way that is congruent with your gender norm. The same goes for guys if you are born with a penis you are expected to have XY chromosomes, male reproductive organs, and grow up to be masculine. The problem with this is we know that not all people fit into this binary some people like Pidgeon have Androgen Insensitivity Disorder. Other people are XXY or a different chromosomal variation of that.
What happens if you don’t fit the binary? Part of maintaining these binaries is making sure the people who do not fit the binary are punished and remain in there previously decided gender. if you don’t fit in the typical norm of the gender assigned to you at birth you get punished by society. It may look like teasing a girl who acts like a “tom boy” or harassing a boy who likes dresses. It can also be more obvious and oppressive like a clitorectomy or vaginoplasty. Pidgeon discusses their journey through both of these surgeries.
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Pidgeon sharing their story has helped me understand the gender binary, intersex people, AID, and sex biology. These kinds of surgeries are oppressive and seek to get rid of intersex people, trying to make them “normal”. What the gender binary does is continue the oppression of many different groups of people, but more specifically trans, intersex, and gay people.