As progressives, we see the world differently from others. Unlike those who see it through the lens of preconceived conservative dogma, we strip away stereotypes and remove all judgment, seeing things the way they really are. We understand that there is a difference between an idea and reality. Gender is an idea, race is an idea, sexuality is an idea and species is an idea. These concepts have no grounding in biology, and are not determined at birth. They are determined by our culture and imprinted upon us by an ignorant society which refuses to see true diversity. It is our job as progressives to tear away these notions of biological determinism, so that people may discover their true identities.
Having breasts does not make you a woman, having dark skin does not make you black (unless we’re discussing white privilege and racism), and having a human body does not make you human (even though I’m calling it a human body). Biological attributes cannot be classified into groups according to similarity, because this is bigotry. Biological observations need to be interpreted separately from any concept of identity. Our identity is how we feel. Feelings are what is important, not biology.
Most people around the world may seem perfectly happy assuming the gender, race and sexual identities assigned to them at birth. Women in Asia, Eastern Europe and South America seem to enjoy being feminine, and the men seem to enjoy being masculine. But this is probably because these parts of the world haven’t been introduced to feminism and progressivism yet. In the West, children are now taught about the range of possible identities they can assume from an early age, and they spend much of their childhoods looking deep within themselves and discovering who they really are. And, lo and behold, more and more children are coming out of our public schooling systems with significantly different gender and sexual identities to the ones society assigned to them. This proves that progressives were right all along, and that millions of people feel trapped in the wrong identities!
People in the West are much happier without these antiquated patriarchal concepts of what a man and a woman should be like and how they should interact. People don’t really want to act the the way they are expected to. Women don’t want to be submissive and pretty – they want to be CEOs. Men don’t want to be aggressive and dominant – they want to follow women’s orders and do the house work. People also have no natural urge to fall in love and have families – they are much happier being single and having lots of meaningless flings. This is FREEDOM! This is LIBERATION! Biological urges are a myth. We are the way we are because of culture, and cultures can change, as they have in the West, and everyone is better off for it. Let’s celebrate true diversity, and tear down these bigoted ideas of biological determinism, so that we can be whoever we want to be.