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[–] radically_done 48 points (+48|-0)

I know someone in her 40s, and more women on Ovarit are reporting 40+ year old women saying they are non binary/

I have so much second hand embarrassment...

[–] levitation 2 points (+2|-0)

I feel like for older women it must come from a place of pain. People in their 40s typically aren't as desperate for attention as teenagers.

[–] radically_done 4 points (+4|-0)

Idk, this particular lady is an absolutely massive attention whore.

[–] PinkPanther 36 points (+36|-0) Edited

Lmao so true. I'm someone who hasn't had social media ever, I just got into some female only subs and ovarit because of covid. I just find these NBs etc have this lack of maturity and emotional regulation. Permanently stuck in arrested development and continuing to blame everyone else for their problems. Teenagers who refuse to grow up and refuse to see how utterly absurd their behaviour is, actual teenagers have the excuse of being impressionable young people. But adults? There's no excuse, it's willful ignorance.

[–] pennygadget 28 points (+28|-0)

I think 35+ year old non-binaries are the modern, woke equivalent of those adults who go to pathetic lengths to cling to their youth. Like those middle aged men who blow all their cash on a sports car and leave their wives & kids for some 20 year old stripper. Or those middle aged women who go clubbing with college kids and try to be "The Cool Mom" by giving their kids' friends weed and booze.

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[–] PGTips4Lyfe 23 points (+23|-0)

I can, I did, and I'm embarrassed.

I did realize though that there's no such thing as a non-nonreal thing. Gender is nonreal. Why was I validating it by saying I'm outside of it? Isn't zero times zero still zero?

[–] UberBitchcraft 21 points (+21|-0)

I was friends with a 35 year old woman who suddenly “came out” as nonbinary a few months back, but she was still okay with being called female and being addressed as she/her. It was so fucking confusing.

We drifted apart for other reasons, but I still think of and worry about her. I hope she’s doing alright…

[–] bellatrixbells 12 points (+12|-0)

I guess at that point for her it probably just means she doesn't identify with any "gender" as she understands it. Still pretty stupid though.

[–] Hollyhock 20 points (+20|-0)

If my child came out as non-binary, I might do the same thing just to make it super uncool, but I'd add demi-sexual, aromantic and queer on Tuesdays just to make it extra embarrassing.

[–] crodish fujoshit 17 points (+17|-0)

On one hand, if enough older folk keep doing it, maybe the young ones will eventually not want to associate with it and stop? Wishful thinking.

When everyone is non-binary, no one will be.

[–] pennygadget 12 points (+12|-0)

I think this is a possibility. Being gender-special won't be appealing to teenagers anymore when all the killjoy teachers are blue-haired enbies who screech at them for being problematic if they catch them reading Harry Potter or George Orwell.

[–] dixiechick547 7 points (+7|-0)

The scary thing is, what will they come up with to replace it? I dealt with vampires and ghouls in the 90s and thought that was the most ridiculous thing ever. Boy was my imagination limited.

[–] Luckystar 2 points (+2|-0) Edited

I'm hoping we'll have a backlash where teens become rebellious again.

Honestly I feel bad for Gen Z. It's like their hobbies are labeling their mental illnesses, gender/sexuality, and various oppressed groups they belong to, and writing about their minor grievances all day. They spend so much time policing one another's language and even thoughts. It's very gloomy, authoritarian, and frankly, boring.

Where's the getting high? Where's the crowd surfing? There's no rebellion. They demand conformity -- conformity of thought and conformity of expression. Even when they do the "gender non conformity" thing it's a very commercialized version; pharmaceutical drugs, corporate brainwashing ("buy this new non binary eye shadow palette"), and making rules about how other people have to call you specific pronouns or else be canceled. There's no tearing holes in your jeans or pinning together shirts into tank tops or anything. No graffiti.

I've heard that teen culture cycles between rebellion and conformity. You have hippies(1960s-1970s), followed by yuppies(1980s), followed by grunge/emo/goth/scene (1990s-2000s), and now it's the Permanently Triggered (2010-present). So maybe after Gen Z we'll see kids start having fun again.

[–] MacBetty 13 points (+13|-0) Edited

Sometimes I imagine myself falling for this and coming out as non-binary. Like, I just imagine going up to my family and telling them that and demanding they no longer refer to me as a woman. They'd be so freaking confused and have no clue what the heck I was going on about. And then I imagine going to work and demanding my coworkers use they pronouns to refer to me and throwing a hissy fit every time one of them slipped up. Double hilarious as I come from a country with 'evil' gendered language.

I cringe so hard just imagining this, let alone actually going through with this. You have to be some special kind of brainwashed or severally psychologically disturbed for that.

[–] BogHag 5 points (+5|-0)

I put it up there with telling everyone about your kin or how you're a therian and you're actually a wolf spirit and you commune with nature to transform.

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