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Exploring Gender Identity

What Is Gender, Part II

on August 20, 2012

 

Continuing with our look at What Gender is let us consider it more specifically.  Gender Identity is a person’s innate sense of being masculine or feminine, which cannot be determined until the person is at least 3 years old and often it is 5-6 years of age before anyone is able to know the true gender.  Since gender is an inner knowing of the individual no other person is able to determine the gender.  It is up to the child to express their gender when they learn to speak.  The Native Americans knew this and would not name their child until they were 4-6 years old in order to allow them to express their gender identity and find their place in the tribe.  A baby name or generic name was used up until this time and often the naming involved the entire family including the child and sometimes the tribe.  Once their name was given the person wore it like a badge of honor, because it reflected their very nature, their Great Spirit.

 

Context of usage is very important and I would like to clarify this right here.  What I have described here is Gender Identity, what the parents are told at birth is the physical sex, how the person dresses is the gender expression and how this person acts in society is the gender role they are playing.  So you must see the context of the word usage before you can understand which gender is being referred to.  As I pointed out before the word sex has many uses so be sure to determine the context in which it is being used.

 

A vision of society I would like you to embrace is the Native American idea of allowing the child to choose, and get away from using physical sex to describe a child – most children as I stated above have no gender till they are 3-6 years old.  As a parent, how do you know it is a boy or a girl?  Fortunately the children being born today are more aware than ever before and they are expressing their gender identity at a very early age.  Many parents understand this and respect their child, however others do not, so we each can help by raising the general knowledge of Gender and what that word means.  I would love to see a society that reflects the wisdom of our ancient peoples by honoring gender identity and not assigning gender roles, instead allowing the child to choose the role that fits them.

 

A few words about the differences of gender role and gender expression, while they are similar they are different in that gender expression is about outer appearance and gender role is activity.  So wearing make-up and female clothes is a female gender expression, while a female gender role would be cleaning house and babysitting.  I hesitate to include this here as our roles and expressions are getting to be so varied and free.  The old rules are breaking down, so we are seeing women in active military duty now while 20 years ago this was almost unheard of and men are cleaning house, washing dishes, and babysitting.  The best way to put this is man and women are integrating now as a society and our roles and gender expressions are so much more open.  New gender roles and expressions are emerging with each new soul born.

 

 

 

🙂  Sequoia Elisabeth

 

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One response to “What Is Gender, Part II

  1. Michael says:

    WE are souls with a body not bodies with souls. Souls are androgynous. As God is a soul IDENTICAL to us in every way excepting never “OWNING A BODY” yet God borrows one every 5000 years whilst re-creating heaven on earth . . . How do i know this for certain ? Same way anyone can by meeting God in Mount Abu in The ‘female’ embodied, {HENCE THE SHAKTI ENERGY MEMORY} souls body… Less than 25 years left too know how WE RE-CREATE our eternity……….

    SO WHY NOT WATCH SUPREME GOD, [DUE TO GOD NEVER “OWNING” A CORPOREAL FORM A SOUL IDENTICAL TO US OTHER THAN THIS MOUMENTAL DIFFERENCE] ON YOUTUBE NOW RECORDED 3/4/12 OR IF YOU ARE IN AMERICA 4/3/12 LOL :- GOD LIVE EARTH

    Also these dates for God & Adam, “Season” on earth 2012 / 2013 ; Baba’s arrival dates….18/10/12, 2/11, 30/11, 15/12, 31/12, 18/1/13, 2/2, 20/2, 3/3, 22/3, 5/4/13, Wonderful yes !!

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