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“So why does it matter?” this is an interesting question with regard to the tendency
socially construct gender and the subsequent effects of assigning labels. As you have accurately
put, assigning gender at birth and labeling an individual as deviant when they fail to align with
the gender norms does not reduce their capability and capacity to function as a human. Getting
back to your question, “why does it matter” it matters since society aims at marinating the power
imbalance and limiting access to resources and opportunities for those labeled as a misfit.
Subsequently, the tendency to engage in avoidance reaction is linked with the internalization of
the labels often results in self-destructive be…
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