Deutschmania wrote: I find myself to be agender https://www.bustle.com/articles/109255-what-does-agender-mean-6-things-to-know-about-people-with-non-binary-identities , yet my result on this online test http://www.hemingways.org/GIDinfo/sage/test.htm had me as being a transwoman whom is uncertain as to my ability to transition . I was like I don't think so .
I'd like to know what it means to identify as male or female or something in between or neither, but the bustle article opts out of explaining it. Personally, I identify as female in the same way I identify as human or any other category I objectively belong to. But I get the sense that the terms "identifying" and "identity" are used differently by people who say they are transgender.
I'm also interested in what people actually reject if it's not their sexual characteristics (their body). The article explains this as follows:
Someone does not need to want to change any part of their body to be agender. They may just not feel that they are either masculine or feminine, but be perfectly happy with their bodies.
I'm not sure I understand what feeling masculine or feminine means either. If it means your interests and behaviours are outside the norm, then you are just an outlier with respect to those. If not, how do you explain what it means to feel masculine/feminine without circular reasoning?
At any rate , gender is complicated , and we are just starting to understand the full range of gender expression , and what goes into determining how gender manifests itself in a person. Basically though , it is thought to involve differences in brain structure https://psychcentral.com/news/2018/03/16/structural-brain-differences-for-transgender-people/133802.html .
This study would point to a faulty perception of the body, although it doesn't tell us anything about feeling masculine/feminine mentioned above.