Hopefully this is a safe place for those of us that don't really understand the terms of non-binary, gender fluid or neutral to ask questions.
At the risk of perhaps putting myself in the uncomfortable position of being labeled ignorant , rude, or ultra conservative (I consider myself liberal lol) I do have questions and hope this is a place to ask.
I am a bit older (36) and in the last few years as someone who pays attention to video games this topic seems to come up a lot (in fact an rps article was just posted). I also have a teenaged cousin who identifys herself as gender fluid. I guess I just don't really understand any of it but don't know how to learn more.
I've always been taught humans have two genders male/female. And I can easily understand LGB sexual preferences, I can even understand Trans as someone associating themselves as the opposite sex. I really don't understand not prescribing to either gender though and don't understand why this is an issue.
If I have a son that feels comfortable with more female things and the opposite sex, I still consider him a male unless he changes his biological make up with drugs/surgery. At that point I would have no problem calling him her. I can understand not prescribing to societal norms but on a biological level you are still one of two genders no?
I am really trying to not come off as offensive and am honestly very curious about this. It seems society is embracing the idea more and more and I don't want to be offensive to people. There has been talk about calling people "them or they" instead of "he" or "she". And it's considered rude to identify someone's gender? I unfortunately don't understand this at all, and because of this maybe am resistant to the idea? I've always associated gender as nothing more then biological, I don't expect my daughter to like pink or wear dresses she is more then welcome to like and associate, love with whatever gender she wants. So I don't understand why this needs representation?