Are you a boy or a girl? This question seems simple enough, and most people could probably answer in a split second without hesitation, but for a small population this question is one that challenges them every day on both physical and emotional levels. I had never considered the gender binary system to be a problem until I began reading accounts and hearing stories about how this system instead of making life easier, for some individuals it tears them apart. By looking at examples of how the binary system makes life difficult for transsexuals, transgendered, and intersex people I am hoping that you will open your eyes to the world around you and consider the possibility that things aren’t always black and white as the gender binary makes it seem.

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