[–] SakuraBlossoms she/TWAM 6 points Edited

That still is the accurate definition of gender in most textbooks, dictionaries, online resources etc. that haven't completely sold out to M/TRAs, at least from what I've seen recently. I took a women's studies class like ~5 years ago and they had gender defined as it has always been, while the theoretical (and evidence-lacking) concept of "gender identity" was defined separately and was supposed to be the "feeling" that allowed men to pretend to be women. A friend took a similar course like ~2 years later and looking at those definitions, that time within the context of the trans movement, is ultimately what peaked me. Gender identity was which gender you felt you identified with, and gender was... the roles, norms, and behaviors socially assigned to the two sexes? So the precious "gender identities" we were never supposed to question were just identities based on sex stereotypes? And as it turned out, they were and always have been.

To my understanding, trans theory still maintains the definition of gender, while having "gender identity" be what makes TIPs women or men. TRAs are quick to repeat that "gender is a social construct" while not grasping that this is an admission that it's just socially constructed sex stereotypes and as such an identity based on these cannot be innate.

What does "peaked" m ean? I've seen it used several times in these threads.