For those of you that don’t know the definition of gender over sex, let me explain: sex is what most people mean when they say gender, but sex is only your sexual characteristics (a penis for a male, vagina for a woman, etc.) while gender is the way you feel and the way society treats you. Most people, being cisgendered (their gender matches their sex) don’t really see the problem here. Society is always cisgendered, right? Except for those pesky transsexuals.
More people than you may think might be transgendered. Society has formed a definitive gap in our society, at least in America: female, male. Most people don’t see a problem with this. The problem comes in when someone’s transgendered. Many people know that they’re not their assigned birth sex, even when they’re children. Our society so genders children that those who really should be treated differently than others of their birth sex are ignored, even shunned. Their parents think something’s wrong with them. Most religion targets it as well, and religious trans people like me can find that intimidating.
Even then, when the child grows up, they are only forced into more gender restraints as a teenager and young adult; To look presentable, women must wear makeup. Men must wear suits. Girls are expected to love sparkles and pink and cooking, while men lay back and watch TV, or play sports.
What I’m saying is this gender divide isn’t as big as it used to be, but it is still large. There are individuals who challenge it and screw with society’s perception of gender, but they are too few and the masses to great. I wish I could have lived in a world where I was raised gender neutral as a child, but I wasn’t. I just hope we can in the near future.