Gender Perception is like Color Perception.

Most people are like bichromates and only perceive two genders.

Some people are like tri- or tetrachromates, perceiving three or four genders.

Then there’s the rest of us over here with fucking Mantis Shrimp vision, perceiving 12–16 genders from deep ultraviolet out to far infrared, some linearly polarized and others circularly polarized, complete with spectral tuning.


We're also not even certain that we're seeing the same genders, but using gendered words seems to allow a certain shared language that allows us to navigate gendered situations.

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